LONG BEACH — The Cal State Long Beach women's basketball team, ranked seventh in the country, is the West's second-seeded team in the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. tournament.
The 49ers (25-5) will play their opening tournament game at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Cal State gym against the winner of Wednesday night's game between Eastern Illinois and Colorado.
The 49ers won the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. tournament lastweekend by defeating Pacific, 77-50; San Diego State, 94-78, and Nevada-Las Vegas, 79-58.
If the 49ers win Saturday, they will advance to the West Regionals on March 24 and 26, also at the 49ers' gym. Iowa is the No. 1 seed, followed by Long Beach, Washington, USC, Nebraska and New Mexico.