Long Beach State
According to CBSSports.com, Long Beach State is headed towards an 11-seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament. The 49ers have played such a solid non-conference schedule, an at-large bid into the big dance is not out of the question, should LBSU fall in the Big West tournament.
Thomas Robinson had a career-high 26 points to go with 11 rebounds, Jeff Withey came within one blocked shot of a triple-double and No. 13 Kansas held off Long Beach State 88-80 on Tuesday night after blowing a big first-half lead.
Kansas coach Bill Self expected his team to be much different than the squad that went deep into last season’s NCAA tournament. Though the victories are still coming, the manner in which they’ve been obtained has surprised Self.
Eugene Phelps had 14 points and 13 rebounds and T.J Robinson added 12 points and 14 rebounds as Long Beach State defeated BYU-Hawaii 79-43 on Friday night.
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.
Montana nearly squandered a 7-point lead in the game’s final five minutes, but held on to beat Long Beach State 73-71 Saturday night.
After 58 consecutive non-conference victories at home, the Pittsburgh Panthers have been defeated by Long Beach State, 86-76.
The NCAA released its annual APR (academic progress rate) report on Tuesday and 8 schools received postseason bans for historically lagging behind, USA Today reports.
Klay Thompson scored 25 points to lead Washington State over Long Beach State 85-74 Wednesday night in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.
Washington State has received a No. 2 seed for the NIT and will host Long Beach State in a first-round game.
Orlando Johnson scored 23 points to lead UC Santa Barbara to a 64-56 win over top-seeded Long Beach State on Saturday night in the championship game of the Big West tournament.
UCLA is the only LA area team not playing as of 5pm on Friday that should be in the NCAA tournament.
Here is a look at the local schools still alive:
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 25 points and LongBeach State captured the Big West Conference regular-season championship with a 61-55 victory over Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo on Thursday night.
er Ware scored 17 points and Long Beach State used a 27-9 first-half run to pull away from UC Riverside 68-55 Wednesday night.