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.
March 3, 2012 |
The momentum came suddenly, as quickly as the split seconds it took Isiah Umipig and D.J. Seeley to catch and release three-point shots, back-to-back in the space of about 40 seconds Saturday at Titan Gymnasium. Umipig's three pulled Cal State Fullerton within a point of Long Beach State, and Seeley's gave Fullerton the lead — for good, it turned out. And with that, Long Beach, which had come to Fullerton on Saturday looking for perfection, instead left bruised and beaten.
March 7, 2012 |
Long Beach State's ride to this year's NCAA tournament hit a bump last weekend when star guard Larry Anderson sprained his knee in the 49ers' loss to Cal State Fullerton. It wrecked Long Beach's chances for a perfect 16-0 finish in league, all but rendered Anderson unavailable for this week's Big West tournament and gave life to teams hoping to snatch the conference's automatic NCAA bid. The impact of the injury to Anderson, the Big West defensive player of the year, adds intrigue to what most considered Long Beach's tournament to lose.
July 26, 1999 |
What: "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" Where: HBO, tonight, 10-11 One thing you can say about the latest edition of HBO's award-winning sports magazine show is that it is well-balanced. There are two stories dealing with the underbelly of sports--one on a sports agent accused of wrongdoing, another on the academic fraud scandal at the University of Minnesota.
March 10, 2012 |
Casper Ware has said for four years you can't consider him a truly great college guard unless he leads his team to the NCAA tournament. Consider him, finally, truly great. Ware conducted his own senior Saturday night at the Honda Center, scoring 33 points in leading Long Beach State to a 77-64 win over UC Santa Barbara. The 49ers (25-8) avenged consecutive Big West tournament title-game defeats to the Gauchos to win the conference's automatic NCAA berth. Long Beach fans rushed the court to the band blast of its theme song, "Jesus Christ Superstar," to celebrate the school's first NCAA bid since 2007.
November 16, 2012 |
It has been an uneasy off-season for North Carolina Coach Roy Williams. He had surgery on both kidneys to have growths removed. No matter how hard he tried to be positive, Williams said "so many things" went through his mind. "My mother died of a kidney issue," he said. "It's not a simple thing. " Both of the growths were benign, and Friday night Williams and his 11th-ranked Tar Heels carried on at Long Beach State with a 78-63 victory. It was a pit stop for North Carolina on the way to the Maui Invitational, and the benefit for the 49ers was a soldout Pyramid with a record-setting crowd of 6,912.
March 7, 2008 |
The Long Beach State men's basketball program has been penalized by the NCAA because of multiple major and secondary violations that occurred from August 2005 to August 2006, the NCAA announced Thursday. The program will be on probation for three years, loses one scholarship for each of the next two years, is prohibited from recruiting junior college players for two years and will have to forfeit victories in which ineligible players participated.