Long Beach State 49ers Basketball Schedule
The college basketball season is upon us and there is no better place
in the country to be than inside Walter Pyramid, the home of the Long Beach State 49ers. Last season the 49ers went 10-6 in
the Big West and 15-17 overall, finishing third in the conference, and they are poised to make a move even further up the
conference standings this year. Head coach Dan Monson is a proven winner and he will have plenty of talent to work with during
the 2014-2015 season including Mike Caffey, UCLA transfer Tyler Lamb, and Florida Gulf Coast transfer Eric McKnight. Navigating
through the challenging Big West conference is never an easy task but the 49ers appear to have the talent and experience to
make some serious noise this season. Be sure to get your tickets for all of the Long Beach State 49ers' biggest games from
StubHub as soon as possible so you can get some of the best seats in the house.
In their quest to make a return to the
NCAA Tournament this season the 49ers will have their work cut out for them as they take on many of the best teams in all
of college hoops. The 49ers have home games at Walter Pyramid against the San Francisco State Gators, the Kansas State Wildcats,
the Nevada Wolf Pack, and the Fresno Pacific Sunbirds before conference play even begins. Once the Big West regular season
gets underway the 49ers have home games against the Cal Poly Mustangs, the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, the Hawaii Warriors,
the UC Riverside Highlanders, the UC Irvine Anteaters, the UC Davis Aggies, the Cal State Fullerton Titans, and the Cal State
Northridge Matadors. During their mission to leapfrog Irvine and Santa Barbara this season the 49ers will need every last
bit of home court advantage they can get from all of their biggest fans at Walter Pyramid.
Long Beach State 49ers
The Long Beach State 49ers have long been one of the best college basketball programs on the West
Coast. Perhaps their most successful era was in the early Seventies when they made it at least to the Sweet Sixteen four years
in a row, two of which culminated in trips to the Elite Eight. In the 2014-2015 season the 49ers will be looking to make their
first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2012.
Long Beach State 49ers Basketball Conference
Warriors play basketball in the Big West Conference where they annually have games against the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, the
UC Irvine Anteaters, the Long Beach State 49ers, the Cal State Northridge Matadors, the Cal Poly Mustangs, the Cal State Fullerton
Titans, the UC Riverside Highlanders, and the UC Davis Aggies. The history of the conference dates back to 1969 when it was
known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association. In 1988 the conference changes its name to the Big West. Basketball has been
the most popular sport in this mid-major conference ever since it stopped sponsoring football back in 2000. Traditionally
UC Santa Barbara, Long Beach State, and UC Irvine have dominated the conference but teams like Hawaii and Cal State Northridge
have been becoming serious contenders for the conference championship. In the Big West winning the conference tournament is
key as it is typically a one bid conference for the NCAA Tournament. With such high stakes involved for every team participating
in the Big West Tournament, it is annually one of the most exciting in all of college hoops. Last season UC Irvine emerged
as the conference regular season champions but it was Cal Poly who won the conference tournament as a a seven seed and earned
an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
There's nothing like being in the stands when
the game is on the line, so ditch the couch, brush off the potato chips and get ready to see a game you won't soon forget.
College basketball has plenty of great games on the schedule each and every season, from plenty of top-tier regular season
battles to Tournament clashes that you'll have to see first-hand to believe. These are some of the best amateur athletes in
the entire world, though that's something that you need to see for yourself to truly appreciate. Will you be there when your
favorite player pulls up for a game-winning three that will have everyone jumping out of their seat in unison? There is nothing
quite like being there with thousands of your fellow fans as the 49ers look to pile up the wins and give their fans another
memorable season, though that's not something that you're going to figure out sitting at home wondering what the atmosphere
of the big game is like.
The 49ers have been to the NCAA Tournament nine times and have a 7-10
record in the Tournament.