Big West Championship Highlights: Long Beach St. 77 – UCSB 64


ANAHEIM, CA – Casper Ware scored 33 points to lead Long Beach State to the Big West title and an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament.

The 49ers had lost in the Big West final the past two years to UC-Santa Barbara, but managed to overcome the Gauchos this year by a final score of 77-64 thanks to stellar play from Ware and freshman James Ennis, who scored 15.

John Sadak and Michael Cage called the action on the Westwood One Radio Network.

(Casper Ware’s three makes it 20-15 49ers)

(Ware hits again while being fouled)

(James Ennis’ dunk puts LBSU up 68-57)

(Long Beach hits on back-to-back baskets to seal the victory)

(The final call – LBSU is going dancing)

(Postgame interview with Casper Ware)

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