Found March 12, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
There are 32 games on Thursday and Friday, one of the most exciting 48-hour segments on the sports calendar. We won’t be able to get individual previews up for every game, but we’ll cherry pick some of the more compelling matchups during the tournament’s “second” round. In this post, we preview the 5-12 matchup in the West Region between Steve Alford’s 5th-seeded New Mexico Lobos and the Casper Ware-led Long Beach State 49ers. Related: See Jerod’s analysis of all four 5-12 matchups, including his upset picks. New Mexico-Long Beach State Game Info Seeds & Region: #5 New Mexico v #12 Long Beach State in West Region New Mexico-Long Beach State Date: Thursday, March 15th New Mexico-Long Beach State Tip Time: 3:05 ET New Mexico-Long Beach State Location: Portland New Mexico-Long Beach State TV: TBS New Mexico-Long Beach State Announcers: Brian Anderson and Dan Bonner New Mexico-Long Beach State Point Spread: New Mexico -4.5 Tickets: New Mexico-Long Beach State Tickets Tickets: All ...

Long Beach St. 77, UC Santa Barbara 64

Casper Ware scored 33 points, James Ennis got six of his 15 points in the final 5:08 and Long Beach State relied on its long-range shooting to beat UC Santa Barbara 77-64 on Saturday night, winning the Big West conference championship game and a berth in the NCAA tournament. Ware was 10 for 23 from the field for the two-time Big West regular-season champion 49ers (25-8), who lost...

49ers more than just a Big West powerhouse

ANAHEIM, Calif. In the process of building a mid-major basketball program on the upswing, the senior-heavy Long Beach State 49ers scheduled a murderer's row of opponents before the start of Big West play this season. An 88-76 road win over then ninth-ranked Pittsburgh in their second game of the season was the program's first win over a ranked team since 1994. They also...

Cinderella Watch

Every season a double digit seed makes a deep run into the Tournament. Last season an 11th seeded VCU squad shocked the basketball community making a run all the way to the Final Four. Which team in this field has the ability to make a similar run? No. 12 Long Beach State Long Beach State has everything you could possibly want. They have the number one non-conference strength...
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