Cal State Long Beach will open its Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. schedule Saturday night at 7:30 against Cal State Fullerton at home in the university gym.
Then on Monday night at 7, the 49ers will play 15th-ranked Nevada Las Vegas at the 12,000-seat Long Beach Arena. It will be the 49ers' only game this season at the Arena. They have played before an average crowd of 1,426 in three games in their 2,000-seat gym.
The 49ers are 6-3 overall. Their fast-break offense has scored an average of 89.6 points a game. And their pressing defense has forced opponents into an average of 24 turnovers a game.
Guard Morlon Wiley leads the 49ers in scoring with a 20.6-point average. He's also averaging 4.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 3 steals a game. Wiley, who shot only 39.6% from the field last season, is shooting 57.4% this year.