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PODCAST: Long Beach State Basketball In Las Vegas For Big West Tournament

This week on the show Long Beach State athletic director Andy Fee joins us live from Las Vegas where the Big West Conference Basketball Tournament is being held. We’re also joined by softball coach Kim Sowder to talk about her team dealing with positive COVID-19 tests.

S4E71 – Big West Tournament Time And A Softball Preview With Kim Sowder by lbsuathletics

Andy gives a Big West Tournament update from Las Vegas, as the basketball programs get set for March Madness, and then we check in with Kim Sowder and Long Beach State softball, who started their season last week. #GoBeach

The Long Beach State men’s and women’s basketball teams are in Las Vegas this week for the Big West Conference Tournament.

LBSU is the No. 3 seed in the women’s bracket and will face Cal Poly in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. The Beach (12-8, 11-7) snapped a seven-game losing streak in the regular season finale on Saturday at UC Irvine 80-62. Senior Naomi Hunt has come alive after a shooting slump, and scored 21 points in both games. She was 8-for-9 from the field and 4-for-4 from 3-point distance.

Hunt’s teammates Justina King and Ma’qhi Berry were both named to the All-Defense team, the second time for King, and the senior guard also got a spot on the first team. Guard Patricia Chung made the All-Freshman team.

The LBSU men’s team had a rough finish to its season against UC Irvine at Walter Pyramid. The Beach lost its sixth straight game by three points or less on Friday in overtime, and then after Michael Carter III was dismissed from the team due to a postgame altercation with the referees, they extended their losing streak 73-58.

As the No. 9 seed in Las Vegas, the lowest seeding in more than a decade, LBSU takes on CSUN today at 3 p.m.

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JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.