LBSU is one step closer to defending its 2012 tournament crown after defeating CSUF in the quarterfinal round.
The 49ers will face No. 8 seed Cal State Fullerton at 6:00 pm on Thursday night at the Honda Center.
Long Beach State now turns it focus to the post-season as they head to the Big West Tourney as the No. 1 seed.
LBSU will be looking to end the season with a win in Stockton.
With a win or a Pacific loss, the 49ers will clinch their third straight Big West Crown.
49ers win final home conference game 71-65 over UC Davis Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Walter Pyramid.
In the first ever Black Out, LBSU defeated CSF 85-65 Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Walter Pyramid.
49ers make it eight straight with 50-48 win over Cal Poly Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Walter Pyramid.
49ers extend their winning streak to seven games with a 57-55 win over UC-Santa Barbara Wednesday, Jan. 30.
Long Beach State beats Hawaii 76-72 in Big West conference play on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Walter Pyramid
Points: 27 at UCLA, 12/18/12
Rebounds: 11 vs. UC Davis, 2/20/13
Assists: 2 on eight occasions (MR: 3/7/13)
Steals: 2 at Hawai'i, 2/7/13
Blocks: 3 on three occasions (MR: 2/13/13)
3-FG Made: None
FG Made: 13 at UCLA, 12/18/12
FT Made: 6 at Syracuse, 12/6/12
2012-13 SEASON Started 30 games of the 32 he played in ... Averaged 8.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 0.4 steals and 0.9 blocks per game, while making 51.9 percent of field goal attempts and 46.3 percent of free throw attempts ... Scored a career-high 27 points on 13-of-15 field goal attempts at UCLA ... Led LBSU in scoring on three occasions with 20 points at Syracuse, 16 points at Ohio State, and 27 points at UCLA ... Led team in rebounds 13 times during the season including a career high 11 rebounds vs. UC Davis ... Ranked seventh in Big West games for blocks (1.1/game) and ninth overall (0.9/game) in all games.
2011-12 SEASON Redshirted after transferring from West Virginia.
WEST VIRGINIA Played two seasons at West Virginia before transferring ... As a freshman at WVU, played in 22 games and averaged 1.5 points and 1.6 rebounds, while making 50 percent of field goal attempts ... As a sophomore played in 14 games (4 starts) and averaged 2.1 points and 2.5 rebounds per game while making 58.8 percent of field goal attempts ... Also had 19 blocked shots in two seasons ... Scored eight points in a 2009 meeting with Long Beach State in the 76'Classic in Anaheim, Calif., on 3-of-5 shooting.
HIGH SCHOOL Spent a season at St. Thomas More Prep School where he averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds per game ... Was rated the 60th-best prospect, and 16th best at his position, in the country coming out of high school by ESPN.com ... Ranked as the 23rd best center coming out by Scout.com ... Started and scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds in the Jordan Brand Classic regional contest ... Averaged 10 points and seven rebounds at Oak Hill Academy during his junior season ... Won MVP honors at Oak Hill Academy at the Prime Time Shootout.