Dan Monson went down this road more than a decade ago, bringing a talented smaller-conference school with a name no one knew how to pronounce to the NCAA tournament and beginning a string of success for that school with an unforgettable tourney run.
Here’s a question: who is the best college basketball player on the West Coast? And if your answer is anyone not name d Casper Ware, let me ask you did your player play in the Drew League?
Casper Ware scored 33 points, James Ennis got six of his 15 points in the final 5:08 and Long Beach State relied on its long-range shooting to beat UC Santa Barbara 77-64 on Saturday night, winning the Big West conference championship game and a berth in the NCAA tournament.
Casper Ware of Long Beach State was chosen player of the year for the region that includes California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Arizona and Alaska.
Casper Ware scored 17 points and T.J. Robinson had a double-double as Long Beach State clinched its second consecutive Big West regular-season title with a 64-40 victory over UC Riverside on Saturday.
T.J. Robinson and Casper Ware had record-setting nights as Long Beach State defeated UC Davis 89-69 Saturday.
Casper Ware scored 27 of his career-high 38 points in the second half to lead Long Beach State to a 74-66 victory over Pacific on Thursday night.
Larry Anderson scored 19 points and James Ennis and Casper Ware added 14 each to lead Long Beach State to a 71-48 victory against UC Santa Barbara on Saturday night.
Casper Ware scored 20 points,T.J. Robinson tied a career high with 19 rebounds, and Long Beach State used a late run and stellar free-throw shooting to beat Pacific 76-66 on Saturday.
Chris Smith scored 18 points and No. 6 Louisville got off to a fast start to beat Long Beach State 79-66 on Monday night for the short-handed Cardinals’ 14th straight victory at the KFC Yum! Center.
Casper Ware scored 23 points and Larry Anderson 18 as Long Beach State defeated UC Irvine 79-72 in the quarterfinals of the Big West tournament Thursday.
Casper Ware scored a game-high 19 points and had five assists to lead Long Beach State to a 67-66 victory over Pacific on Wednesday night.