November 17, 2008 |
Josh Akognon scored 41 points and Cal State Fullerton defeated Hawaii, 90-76, Sunday at the Verizon Wireless Tip-Off Classic in Honolulu. Akognon, a senior guard, made 12 of his 29 shots, including seven of 18 from three-point range. He also made 10 of 11 free throws. It was the second-highest individual total by a Fullerton player in the program's history. He had 20 points in the first half. Jacques Streeter had 15 points and nine assists and Gerard Anderson had 10 points for the Titans (1-1)
March 11, 2010 |
The tank ran empty midway through the second half for Cal Poly. As in, bone dry. That's when the Mustangs went scoreless for nearly seven minutes in their Big West Conference second-round game Thursday against Long Beach State, long enough for the 49ers to reestablish some breathing room in their 79-69 victory at the Anaheim Convention Center. "Fatigue kind of kicked in toward the end," said Cal Poly guard Lorenzo Keeler, who scored 27 points in a four-point victory Wednesday night against UC Irvine, but could muster only 11 on 4-for-18 shooting against Long Beach.
January 4, 2005 |
For a guy who isn't shy about his affinity for putting the ball in the basket, Pepperdine's Glen McGowan is finding that grabbing all the misses can be worthwhile as well. Even as Colorado State threw three 7-foot players at him, McGowan hauled in a career-high 22 rebounds to go along with his season-high 31 points in leading the Waves to a 78-63 victory in front of 1,123 Monday night at Firestone Fieldhouse.
April 1, 2001 |
Members of the NCAA championships committee gulped when news broke two years ago of an academic scandal at Minnesota, already chosen as host of the 2001 Final Four. Should a tainted basketball program be associated with the NCAA's showcase event? "The question was raised and soon dismissed," NCAA senior vice president Tom Jernstedt said.
March 12, 2011 |
UC Santa Barbara gets a do-over. The Gauchos are headed back to the NCAA tournament after a 64-56 victory over Long Beach State at Honda Center on Saturday. They were once again handed the Big West Conference tournament trophy after beating the 49ers in the title game for the second consecutive season. Orlando Johnson took home the tournament most-valuable-player trophy to use as a bookend with the one he won last season. One thing, Santa Barbara players claim, was different this season: the future.
March 13, 2008 |
UC Irvine went on a torrid shooting stretch in the first half, then held off a late charge by Long Beach State and defeated the 49ers, 77-63, in the first round of the Big West Conference tournament Wednesday night at the Anaheim Convention Center. The No. 5-seeded Anteaters (16-15) shot 72% in the first half and made 16 of their final 17 shots before halftime to turn a 10-2 deficit into a 47-31 halftime lead. They extended it to 64-44 with 11 minutes to play before No.
November 18, 2009 |
If Long Beach State thinks playing on the road against Pepperdine before a smattering of fans is tough, just wait. There will be far more hostile environments and certainly more daunting opponents ahead. Ever heard of a little place called Cameron Indoor Stadium? The road ahead could be a long and thankless one for the 49ers if their 67-58 victory over Pepperdine on Tuesday night at Firestone Fieldhouse is any indication. Long Beach State (2-0) needed a flourish to finish off the pesky Waves (0-2)
October 12, 2007 |
The NCAA announced a crackdown on bench decorum for the upcoming basketball season Thursday, saying many common behaviors that are deemed unsportsmanlike by officials will be met with technical fouls without warning. Also targeted: Coaches who leave the coaching box, even simply to talk to their players. Coaches will be given one warning, then assessed a technical even if their behavior is not unsportsmanlike. One coach who might need to adjust is UCLA's Ben Howland, who is prone to wandering.
October 15, 2009 |
Any college coach likes to see one of his players follow a missed shot by grabbing the rebound and dunking. It was especially nice for UCLA's Ben Howland when he watched forward James Keefe , recovering from a shoulder injury, attack the hoop during an individual workout this week. "I think he's a little better off than was originally feared," Howland said. Speaking to reporters at the team's media day Wednesday, the coach said he will continue to play it safe by limiting Keefe to noncontact drills when practices officially begin Friday.
March 8, 2012 |
Long Beach State got along fine playing its first game without senior guard Larry Anderson's 6-foot-5 frame, 14 points per game, defensive skills and leadership. In terms of a test, though, this was only a pop quiz. Top-seeded Long Beach, as expected, cruised past UC Davis, 80-46, in the first round of the Big West tournament Thursday at Honda Center Anderson sat out the game and is presumed out for the weekend after spraining his right knee in last weekend's loss to Cal State Fullerton.