Oct. 29, 2009
Irvine, Calif. - Led by sophomores Larry Anderson, Casper Ware and T. J. Robinson, Long Beach State has been tabbed the pre-season favorite in the Big West Conference in men's basketball by a poll of California media members.
The 49ers received 17 of 24 first-place votes to edge UC Santa Barbara, which got 6 first-place votes. Pacific, projected for fifth place, got the other first-place vote but trailed Cal State Northridge and UC Riverside in the point standings.
Cal State Fullerton was picked for seventh place ahead of UC Irvine and Cal Poly but behind UC Davis.