Men’s Basketball

Shooting help arrives

Stephan Gilling is ready to play his first home basketball game in a 49er jersey after patiently waiting a year on the bench. Gilling transferred from Colorado State University to Long Beach State during the 2007-08 season but was not able to play due to the NCAA transfer rules. Now[Read More…]

‘Niners fall late to No. 21 Badgers

A trip to Brigham Young and Wisconsin was not expected to yield much for the Long Beach State men’s basketball team. But a 10-point loss to BYU on Friday and a very close 68-61 loss to No. 21 Wisconsin Sunday afternoon shows how far this team has come in a[Read More…]

Men’s basketball falls late to BYU in season opener

All-American forward Lee Cummard was just as good as advertised for Brigham Young. This past off-season he turned down the NBA to return to Provo, Utah for his senior season, much to the delight of everyone but Long Beach State on Friday night at the Marriott Center. Behind Cummard’s career-high[Read More…]

Men’s basketball starts season on the road Friday

LBSU at BYU (Friday, 6 p.m. in Provo, Utah) Last year, BYU finished 27-8 with a 14-2 mark in the Mountain West Conference. The Cougars advanced to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 8-seed and dropped a 67-62 decision to Texas A&M. They return two starters including All-American Lee Cummard,[Read More…]

ESPN, Big West agree to expand basketball package

Expect to see the Big West Conference gain a little more national exposure this season. ESPN and the Big West agreed to a new, expanded five-year contract that includes a minimum of 12 annual national telecasts including men’s basketball games and other conference events on ESPN2 and ESPNU, Big West[Read More…]

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