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This Week in the Big West - February 7-13, 2011

2/7/2011

Less than a month until the 2011 ampm Big West Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament at Honda Center!  The second half continues this week, with the Cal Poly women and Long Beach State men atop the standings.  Meanwhile, spring is in the air with golf, tennis and women's water polo underway; baseball and softball are just a couple weeks away!

Men's Basketball

Cal Poly and Cal State Northridge sit two games back of men's basketball leader Long Beach State, which returns to action this week after an 11-day hiatus.  The 49ers and Matadors hook up for a Saturday showdown at The Matadome, while UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara meet in a televised match-up from Irvine on Fox Sports West.

For the sixth year in a row, all home and conference games will be broadcast by the institutions on BigWest.TV, the conference's video streaming initiative in partnership with CBS College Sports.

Men's Basketball Weekly Release #14


Women's Basketball

As the season winds down, teams are battling for position for the Big West Women's Basketball Tournament and its new tournament. This year the top four teams host the first round of the tournament at their respective courts. As the teams are jockeying for position, this week marks a perfect opportunity for a few teams to get a slight edge over their opponents. Third place UC Riverside (6-3) travels to fourth place UC Santa Barbara (6-4) Saturday afternoon. The Gauchos are looking for redemption after UC Riverside recorded its largest win in the Div. I history of the program back on Jan. 15 with an 81-48 victory over the Gauchos. The fourth-place Gauchos also battle fifth place UC Irvine (5-5) Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

For the sixth year in a row, all home and conference games will be broadcast by the institutions on BigWest.TV, the conference's video streaming initiative in partnership with CBS College Sports.

Women's Basketball Weekly Release #13


Golf

The UC Irvine men will host the Anteater Invitational on Monday and Tuesday to start the week, with conference foes Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, UC Riverside and UC Santa Barbara participating.  Beginning on Sunday, February 13, the Long Beach State men will host the Battle at the Beach, running through Tuesday, February 15.

On the women's side, UC Davis will begin their spring at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational in Tuscon Monday and Tuesday

Golf February News & Notes


Softball

The first full week of February will have a familiar ping to it as the eight Big West softball teams hit the diamond for their season openers. This week will see clubs hit locales from the shores of Hawai'i to the desert of Arizona for tournament play, but Long Beach State and UC Santa Barbara will host tournaments at their home stadiums.

Softball Weekly Release #1


Tennis

The Cal Poly men's tennis team has parlayed a 5-1 start into national recognition, entering the Campbell/ITA rankings at No. 75 this week.  The Mustangs play seven of their next nine matches at home, but do not return to action until Saturday, Feb. 19 against Sacramento State.

H
ome cooking is the theme for the women’s schedule this week.  Ten of the 14 matches against non-conference foes will be played on Big West home courts.  UC Irvine hosts Nevada and Wyoming, Cal Poly welcomes Cal State Bakersfield and Loyola Marymount, and Long Beach State entertains Hawai’i and Nevada as part of a busy week for the trio.

The 2011 Big West Men's and Women's Tennis Championships are a scant three months away a Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California, April 28 through May 2.


Tennis Weekly Release #4


Women's Water Polo

Four Big West schools trek to La Jolla to compete in the 16-team Triton Invitational to highlight the week's action in women's water polo.  Long Beach State and UC Santa Barbara were paired together in one of four groups and meet each other in a noon showdown on Saturday.

UC Santa Barbara will be the host institution for the 2011 Big West Women's Water Polo Championships this spring, April 29 through May 2.

Women's Water Polo Weekly Release #4



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This Week in the Big West is the one-stop listing of the top matches taking place across the Big West Conference!  Each week, This Week in the Big West will highlight the games that fans won’t want to miss and critical match-ups home or away in one location.  Keep in touch with the happenings around the conference!

 

Schedule for February 7-13, 2011
DAY DATE SPORT HOME AWAY TIME (PT)
TV/ONLINE
Mon. Feb. 7
M-Golf Anteater Invitational [1]

All Day



W-Golf Arizona Wildcat Invitational UC Davis [2] All Day
GolfStat
Tues. Feb. 8 M-Golf Anteater Invitational [1]

All Day

 
W-Golf Arizona Wildcat Invitational UC Davis [2] All Day
GolfStat


W-Ten Cal State Northridge
Cal State Fullerton
2:00 pm

Wed. Feb. 9
WBB Long Beach State
Cal State Northridge 7:00 pm  BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - CSUN
Audio - LBSU



UC Davis Pacific
7:00 pm BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - UCD
Audio - PAC


W-Ten #7 UCLA
#67 UC Irvine
1:30 pm
Live Stats
Thurs. Feb. 10 MBB Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Northridge
7:00 pm BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - CSUF
Audio - CSUN
   
UC Davis
Long Beach State
7:00 pm BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - CSUN
Audio - UCR
      UC Irvine
Cal Poly
7:00 pm
BigWest.TV
GameCast
Audio - CP
Audio - UCI



UC Riverside
UC Santa Barbara
7:00 pm BigWest.TV
Live Stats
Audio - UCR
Audio - UCSB


WBB UC Santa Barbara UC Irvine 7:00 pm
BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - UCI
Audio - UCSB
 
Softball UC Davis [3]
Texas State
6:00 pm
Tourney Schedule
Live Stats
 
W-Ten #66 Cal Poly
Cal State Bakersfield
2:00 pm

 
  #43 Long Beach State Hawai'i 2:00 pm

Fri. Feb. 11 Softball Cal State Fullerton [4]
Cal State Bakersfield
8:00 am
Tourney Central
      UC Santa Barbara [6] Western Kentucky
8:30 am Tourney Central
GameTracker
Audio - UCSB
      Cal State Northridge [4]
San Jose State
8:30 am
Tourney Central
      Cal State Northridge [4] #20/18 Stanford 11:00 am
Tourney Central
      Cal State Fullerton [4] Texas A&M 1:00 pm Tourney Central
      UC Riverside [5] Washington 1:30 pm
Tourney Central
GameTracker
      Cal Poly [4]
Oklahoma State
2:00 pm Tourney Central
      UC Davis [3] Southern Utah
3:00 pm
Tourney Schedule
      UC Santa Barbara [6]
Wichita State
3:15 pm Tourney Central
GameTracker
      #13/10 Arizona State
Cal Poly [4] 4:30 pm Tourney Central
      UNLV
UC Riverside [5] 6:00 pm Tourney Central
GameTracker
      #8/13 Hawai'i
UC Davis [3] 7:00 pm Tourney Schedule
Live Stats
Audio - UH
    M-Ten San Diego State
#52 UC Irvine 2:00 pm

    Utah State [8]
UC Riverside
2:00 pm


  W-Ten UC Davis
Sonoma State
1:30 pm

   
UC Santa Barbara
Wyoming
1:30 pm

Sat. Feb. 12 MBB UC Irvine
UC Santa Barbara
5:30 pm Fox Sports West*
GameCast
Audio - UCI
Audio - UCSB
 

Cal Poly
UC Riverside
7:00 pm
BigWest.TV
GameCast
Audio - CP
Audio - UCR
 

Cal State Northridge
Long Beach State
7:00 pm BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - CSUN
Audio - LBSU



Pacific
UC Davis
7:00 pm BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - UCD
Audio - PAC
 
WBB UC Santa Barbara UC Riverside
2:00 pm BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - UCR
Audio - UCSB
 
  Cal Poly
UC Irvine
4:00 pm
BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - CP
Audio - UCI
 
  Cal State Northridge
Cal State Fullerton 4:00 pm
BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - CSUF
Audio - CSUN
      Long Beach State
UC Davis
4:00 pm BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - UCD
Audio - LBSU
 
Softball Long Beach State [7]
Loyola Marymount
9:00 am

 
  UC Santa Barbara [6]
Wichita State
8:30 am
Tourney Central
GameTracker
 
  Cal State Northridge [4] Western Michigan 9:00 am
Tourney Central
 
  Cal Poly [4]
Bradley
9:30 am
Tourney Central
 
  Cal State Fullerton [4]
Nebraska
10:30 am
Tourney Central
 
  UC Santa Barbara [6]
Western Kentucky
10:45 am
Tourney Central
GameTracker
 
  UC Riverside [5] Mississippi State
11:15 am
Tourney Central
GameTracker
 
  Cal Poly [4]
Indiana
12:00 pm
Tourney Central
 
  Saint Mary's
Pacific (DH)
12:00 pm

 
  Cal State Fullerton [4]
Oklahoma State
1:00 pm
Tourney Central
 
  Long Beach State [7]
Boise State
1:15 pm

 
  Cal State Northridge [4]
California
2:30 pm
Tourney Central
 
  UC Riverside [5]
Illinois-Chicago
6:00 pm
Tourney Central
GameTracker
 
  UC Davis [3]
TBD
TBD
Tourney Schedule
 
M-Ten #68 UNLV
UC Riverside
10:00 am

 
  Fresno State
Pacific 2:00 pm  
 
W-Ten #66 Cal Poly
Loyola Marymount
11:00 am  
 
  Cal State Fullerton
Chapman
11:00 am
 
 

#65 UC Irvine
Nevada
11:00 am
 
 
  Pacific [9]
Northern Arizona
11:00 am
 
 
  #43 Long Beach State
Cal State Northridge
12:00 pm
 

Cal State Bakersfield
UC Riverside
1:00 pm

 
WWP #19 Pacific [10]
Brown
8:30 am

 
  #19 Pacific [10] Villanova
1:00 pm

 
  Triton Invitational [11]

All Day

Sun. Feb. 13
M-Golf Battle at the Beach [12]

All Day

 
Softball Long Beach State [7]
Boise State
9:00 am

 
  UC Santa Barbara [6]
Seattle 11:00 am
Tourney Central
GameTracker
 
  Cal State Fullerton [4]
Oregon 11:00 am
Tourney Central
 
  UC Riverside [5]
Washington 12:15 pm
Tourney Central
GameTracker
 
  Cal Poly [4]
Arizona 12:30 pm
Tourney Central
 
  Long Beach State [7]
Loyola Marymount
1:15 pm

 
  Cal State Northridge [4]
Portland State
1:30 pm
Tourney Central
    M-Ten UC Riverside [8]
Idaho State
10:00 am

 
W-Ten UC Santa Barbara
San Francisco
9:00 am
 
 
  Arizona State
Pacific 10:00 am
 
 
  #43 Long Beach State
Nevada
11:00 am  
 
  #65 UC Irvine
Wyoming
11:00 am
 
WWP #19 Pacific [10] George Washington
7:30 am
 
 
  #16 Princeton
#19 Pacific [10] 10:30 am
Live Stats
Video (FREE)
 

Triton Invitational [11]
All Day
 
* - Game also carried on Fox Sports affiliates; click on link to check local listings.
** - Softball rankings from USA Today/NFCA & ESPN.com/USA Softball

[1] - CP, CSUF, CSUN, UCI, UCR & UCSB participating (Newport Beach, CA).
[2] - Arizona Wildcat Invitational (Tucson, AZ).
[3] - Oceanic Time Warner Cable Paradise Classic (Manoa, HI).
[4] - Kajikawa Classic (Tempe, AZ).
[5] - Sportco Kick-Off Classic (Las Vegas, NV).
[6] - Gaucho Classic I (Santa Barbara, CA).
[7] - LBSU Round Robin (Long Beach, CA).
[8] - at Las Vegas, NV.
[9] - at Tempe, AZ.
[10] - Princeton Invitational (Princeton, NJ).
[11] - CSUN, LBSU, UCI & UCSB participating (La Jolla, CA).
[12] - LBSU & UCD participating (Newport Coast, CA).