Long Beach State 49ers men's basketball

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Long Beach State 49ers
2017–18 Long Beach State 49ers men's basketball team
Long Beach State Athletics logo.svg
University California State University, Long Beach
Head coach Dan Monson (11th season)
Conference Big West
Location Long Beach, California
Arena Walter Pyramid
(Capacity: 5,000)
Nickname 49ers
Colors Black and Gold[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away


NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1971*, 1972*
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1970, 1971*, 1972*, 1973*
NCAA Tournament second round
1970, 1971*, 1972*, 1973*
NCAA Tournament appearances
1970, 1971*, 1972*, 1973*, 1977, 1993, 1995, 2007, 2012
* vacated by NCAA
Conference tournament champions
1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1973, 1995, 2007, 2012
Conference regular season champions
1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1996, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013

The Long Beach State 49ers Basketball team represents California State University, Long Beach in Long Beach, California. The school's team currently competes in the Big West Conference. The team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2012. The 49ers are currently coached by Dan Monson.

In 2008, the team began a three-year probation term, vacated 18 victories from their 2005-2006 season, and reduced scholarships and recruiting in order to keep eligibility for postseason play.[2]

Post season results[edit]

NCAA tournament results[edit]

The 49ers have appeared in nine NCAA tournaments. Their combined record is 7–10.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1970 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Regional Third Place Game
Weber State
UCLA
Santa Clara
W 93–73
L 65–88
L 86–89
1971* First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Weber State
Pacific
UCLA
W 77–68
W 78–65
L 55–57
1972* First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
BYU
San Francisco
UCLA
W 95–90OT
W 75–55
L 57–73
1973* First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Regional Third Place Game
Weber State
San Francisco
Arizona State
W 88–75
L 67–77
W 84–80
1977 First Round Idaho State L 72–83
1993 First Round Illinois L 72–75
1995 First Round Utah L 64–76
2007 First Round Tennessee L 86–121
2012 Second Round New Mexico L 68–75

* vacated by NCAA

NIT results[edit]

The 49ers have appeared in eight National Invitation Tournaments (NIT). Their combined record is 2–8.

Year Round Opponent Result
1980 First Round
Second Round
Pepperdine
UNLV
W 104–87
L 81–90
1988 First Round Stanford L 77–80
1990 First Round
Second Round
Arizona State
Hawaiʻi
W 86–71
L 79–84
1992 First Round TCU L 61–73
2000 First Round California L 66–70
2011 First Round Washington State L 74–85
2013 First Round Baylor L 66–112
2016 First Round Washington L 102–107

49ers in the NBA[edit]

Bob Gross, of Long Beach State, whose number was retired by the Portland TrailBlazers

The following Long Beach 49ers players have played professionally for the National Basketball Association:[3]

Position Name Height Weight (lbs.) Hometown Draft Year Pick Draft Team Most Recent Team Years Active
F Al Brightman 6'2" 195 Eureka, California 1947 UD Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 1946-1947
G James Cotton 6'5" Bellflower, California 1997 32nd Seattle SuperSonics Chicago Bulls 1997-1999
F Craig Dykema 6'8" 190 Lakewood, California 1981 66th Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 1981-1982
F Leonard Gray 6'8" 240 Kansas City, Kansas 1974 26th Seattle SuperSonics Washington Bullets 1974-1977
F Bob Gross 6'6" 200 San Pedro, California 1975 25th Portland Trail Blazers San Diego Clippers 1975-1983
G Lucious Harris 6'5" 190 Los Angeles 1993 28th Dallas Mavericks Cleveland Cavaliers 1993-2007
F Juaquin Hawkins 6'7" 205 Lynwood, California 1996 UD Los Angeles Lakers Houston Rockets 1996-2003
G Craig Hodges 6'2" 190 Park Forest, Illinois 1982 48th San Diego Clippers Chicago Bulls 1982-1992
G/F Glenn McDonald 6'6" 190 Los Angeles 1974 17th Boston Celtics Milwaukee Bucks 1974-1977
F Eric McWilliams 6'8" 200 Denver 1972 37th Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 1972-1973
F/C Cliff Pondexter 6'9" 233 Fresno, California 1974 16th Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 1974-1978
G/F Ed Ratleff 6'6" 195 Columbus, Ohio 1973 6th Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 1973-1978
F Sam Robinson 6'7" 190 Los Angeles 1970 91st Seattle SuperSonics Seattle SuperSonics 1970-1972
F Bryon Russell 6'7" 225 San Bernardino, California 1993 45th Utah Jazz Denver Nuggets 1993-2006
F Chuck Terry 6'6" 215 Long Beach, California 1972 29th Milwaukee Bucks New York Nets 1972-1977
F/C George Trapp 6'8" 205 Highland Park, Michigan 1971 5th Atlanta Hawks Detroit Pistons 1971-1976
F Michael Wiley 6'9" 200 Long Beach, California 1980 39th San Antonio Spurs San Diego Clippers 1980-1982
G Morlon Wiley 6'4" 185 Long Beach, California 1988 46th Dallas Mavericks Atlanta Hawks 1988-1995
G Rickey Williams 6'1" 175 Buffalo, New York 1978 190th New Orleans Jazz Utah Jazz 1982-1983
F James Ennis 6'7" 210 Ventura, California 2013 50th Atlanta Hawks Memphis Grizzlies 2013-Present
G Casper Ware 5'10" 175 Cerritos, California 2012 UD Philadelphia 76ers Brooklyn Nets 2012-Present

Retired numbers[edit]

Three numbers have been retired in Long Beach State basketball history:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LBSU Style Guide (PDF). Retrieved April 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ "NCAA penalizes Long Beach State men's basketball program". The Sporting News. Associated Press. March 6, 2008. Retrieved February 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.basketball-reference.com/friv/colleges.cgi?college=longbeach
  4. ^ 2014–15 Long Beach State men's basketball media guide, page 91, accessed December 14, 2014

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