The Long Beach State 49ers return home to host the Cal State Fullerton Titans Saturday night at Walter Pyramid in a Big West Conference showdown and a nationally televised game on ESPNU. Here are the relevant details of Saturday night's contest:
Records: Long Beach State (15-6, 8-0 in the Big West); Cal State Fullerton (13-6, 5-2)
Location: Walter Pyramid in Long Beach
Time: 8 p.m. PST
TV: ESPNU, with Mark Neely and Mark Adams on the call
Going Streaking I: Long Beach State has won 16 straight regular season Big West Conference games, including Thursday's overtime win at Riverside. The last regular season loss for the 49ers in conference play came over a year ago, an 86-76 loss at UC Irvine on January 22, 2011.
Going Streaking II: The 49ers have won 17 consecutive home games, dating back to last season. The last loss for Long Beach State at Walter Pyramid came on November 27, 2010 against Loyola Marymount.
Man of Steal: Casper Ware, who was named Big West Conference Player of the Week last week for the third time this season, had four steals on Thursday against UC Riverside, giving him 189 career steals, good for second place in Long Beach State history. Ware needs 12 more steals to pass Lucious Harris (1989-1993) for the most in school history.
Giving Is Good: Ware also has 499 career assists, needing just nine more to pass Billy Walker (1984-1988) for the most in school history.
Series History: Long Beach State leads the all-time series against Fullerton 59-42. The two schools split two games last season, with each team winning at home.