Long Beach State 49ers Men's Basketball
The Long Beach State 49ers Basketball team represents California State University, Long Beach in Long Beach, California. The school's team currently competes in the Big West Conference. The team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2007. The 49ers are currently coached by Dan Monson.
In 2008, the team began a three-year probation term, vacated 18 victories from their 2005-2006 season, and reduced scholarships and recruiting in order to keep eligibility for postseason play.
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