The Big West Tournament is underway and we have arrived at the semifinals. Just two games sit between four teams and a potential conference title and automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament. In the first game on Friday night, the No. 1 seed Long Beach St. 49ers will face the No. 7 seed UC Irvine Anteaters. LBSU are the heavy favorites to win the tournament and dominated UC Davis in the first round, while UCI pulled the upset against Cal State Fullerton.
Start Time: Tipoff is set 6:30 PST.
TV Coverage: ESPNU will broadcast the game nationally. Mark Jones will have the play-by-play duties and Miles Simon will serve as the analyst.
Online Stream: In addition to TV, fans can find the game streamed live over on ESPN3.
Audio Stream: Rob Brender will provide play-by-play action of the game on Long Beach State.com.
Regular Season Matchups: The 49ers swept the season series, winning both at home and on the road. They won the first matchup by 14 @ UCI, and they dominated the Anteaters at home by a score of 77-50.