The Long Beach St. 49ers are one of the better stories in the country heading into March Madness. While most around the country are unfamiliar with the 49ers, they played a monster non-conference schedule to begin the year and dominated the Big West during conference play. Led by star guard Casper Wear, LBSU could make a serious run at the 2012 NCAA Tournament with the right matchups.
Their chances at an at-large bid is likely out of the question, but should they take Big West automatic bid, the latest bracket update from SB Nation sees the 49ers as a No. 10 seed. This is the highest seeding they have been projected for in week, with most seeing the team in the 11-12 range. They would face the Florida Gators in the first round, and would likely see the Michigan St. Spartans in the second round for a chance to advance to the Sweet 16.
Lunardi had LBSU as an 11 seed in his latest update on Friday.
The Big West Championship Game is set for 7 p.m. PT on Saturday night.