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This Week in the Big West - February 21-27, 2011

2/21/2011

TWO WEEKS remain until the 2011 ampm Big West Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament at Honda Center!  Huge games on tap in both men's and women's hoops this week, including three televised men's games this Saturday.  Baseball finally got off to a wet start last weekend and also feature a televised game this Saturday.  Softball, golf, tennis and water polo are hitting their strides as the spring moves on.

Baseball

The 12th-ranked Cal State Fullerton Titans travel to the Long Star state this weekend to battle third-ranked TCU. The Horned Frogs were the nations preseason favorite but dropped a few spots after going 2-1 in their opening series versus Kansas. Last year, TCU won the weekend series with Fulelrton, 2-1, at Goodwin Field.

For the second straight week, Long Beach State is battling a Top 25 team. The 49ers went 1-2 in a nonconference three-game series versus nationally-ranked Cal State Fullerton. Both losses were by one run. This weekend Long Beach State continues its 11-game homestand with a showdown against No. 17 Arizona at Blair Field. First pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25.

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

Baseball Weekly Release #2


Men's Basketball

Three televised match-ups highlight the schedule Saturday, with games on ESPN2, ESPNU and Fox Sports West Saturday.  But a huge Thursday kick-starts the week, with three critical games, topped by league-leaders Long Beach State and Cal Poly meeting at the Pyramid.  A win by the 49ers gives them the outright regular-season title and assures them a postseason berth.  Also on Thursday, UC Santa Barbara is at Cal State Northridge with both teams tied for fourth in the standings, while UC Davis travels to UC Irvine to battle for the final Big West Tournament spot.

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 #16


Women's Basketball

Two weeks remain and the race for the 2010-11 Big West Championship has heated up. Cal Poly (10-3), who has dominated the conference for most of the season, dropped a pair of contests giving second-place UC Santa Barbara an opportunity to come within one game of the lead. The Gauchos did just that as they downed Cal State Fullerton, 73-70, to improve to 9-4 in the league. UC Riverside and UC Davis are knotted in third place with a 7-5 record and are mathematically still in the hunt for the title.

Three of the top four teams in the league are playing at home this weekend. League-leading Cal Poly and central coast partner UC Santa Barbara will remain at the beach this weekend as they entrain Long Beach State and Cal State Fullerton. UC Davis and UC Riverside are set to break the third-place tie on Thursday when they battle at The Pavilion. The Aggies continue their home stand Saturday versus UC Irvine, while the HIghlanders travel to Pacific.

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 #15


Golf

Long Beach State will be busy this week, with the men hosting the Battle at the Beach and the women hosting the Gold Rush on Monday and Tuesday.  The 49er men will be joined by the UC Davis Aggies in Newport Coast, CA while Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge and UC Riverside are also participating in the Gold Rush in Yorba Linda, CA.  Meanwhile the UC Irvine women will also be in action Monday and Tuesday at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge.

Golf February News & Notes


Softball

A pair of home tournaments are on the softball docket this week as UC Riverside and Pacific will entertain clubs in their home stadiums. The Highlanders host the annual Amy S. Harrison Classic, while the Tigers will hold the Libby Matson Tournament.

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

Softball Weekly Release #3


Tennis

The UC Davis women's tennis team is off to a 3-0 start in conference play and has won seven straight matches overall.  Meanwhile, the UC Irvine men's tennis team is rolling along with a six-match winning streak.

UC Santa Barbara’s women and Pacific’s men are the newest Big West representatives to the Campbell/ITA rankings, released on Feb. 22.  The Gauchos enter the rankings at No. 57 after a 5-1 start.  The Tigers are ranked No. 74 on the men’s side.  Pacific is coming off a win over then-No. 66 San Francisco last week.  Familiar faces include the Long Beach State women ranked No. 54, UC Irvine men at No. 52 and UC Santa Barbara men at No. 65.  Individually, Cal Poly’s Andre Dome and Alex Sonesson are No. 36 in men’s doubles, while the Cal State Northridge women’s duo of Brooke Doane and Jennifer Sher rank No. 78 in doubles.  In men’s singles, Chris Kearney of UC Irvine is ranked No. 59.

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 #6


Women's Water Polo

The nation's top eight teams and 15 of the top 20 women's water polo squads will compete at the prestigious UC Irvine Invitational this weekend.  The 10th-ranked Anteaters square off against No. 7 San Diego State in an opening round match on Saturday.

UC Santa Barbara isthe 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 #6



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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 21-27, 2011
DAY DATE SPORT HOME AWAY TIME (PT)
TV/ONLINE
Mon. Feb. 21
Baseball Sacramento State
UC Davis 2:00 pm
Live Stats
Audio - UCD



Long Beach State
Cal State Fullerton 6:30 pm
GameTracker
Audio - CSUF
Audio - LBSU


M-Ten Santa Clara
#60 UC Santa Barbara 11:00 am
 



Saint Mary's
Pacific
1:00 pm
 
    W-Ten #69 UC Irvine
UC Davis 11:00 am
 



Santa Clara
#66 Cal Poly 1:00 pm
 
Tues. Feb. 22
Baseball UC Santa Barbara Westmont
2:00 pm
GameTracker
Audio - UCSB



UC Riverside
USC  6:00 pm
Live Stats
Audio - UCR
      San Jose State
UC Davis
6:00 pm Live Stats
Audio - SJSU
      San Diego State
UC Irvine
6:00 pm Live Stats
Audio - SDSU

    Long Beach State
Loyola Marymount
6:30 pm
GameTracker
Audio - LBSU
    Softball UC Riverside (DH)
#10/12 Hawai'i
12:00 pm Live Stats
    W-Ten Hawai'i-Pacific Cal State Northridge
5:00 pm
 
Wed. Feb. 23 WBB Cal State Bakersfield
Cal State Northridge 7:00 pm
GameTracker
Audio - CSUN
    Softball Cal State Northridge
#2/1 UCLA 2:00 pm
GameTracker



UC Davis
Sacramento State
2:00 pm GameTracker
    W-Ten Hawai'i
Cal State Northridge
5:00 pm

Thurs. Feb. 24 MBB Cal State Northridge
UC Santa Barbara
7:00 pm
BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - CSUN
Audio - UCSB
 

Long Beach State
Cal Poly
7:00 pm
BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - CP
Audio - LBSU
 
  UC Irvine UC Davis 7:00 pm
BigWest.TV
GameCast
Audio - UCI
Audio - UCD



UC Riverside
Pacific
7:00 pm
BigWest.TV
Live Stats
Audio - UCR
Audio - PAC
    WBB Cal Poly
Cal State Fullerton
7:00 pm
BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - CP
Audio - CSUF
      UC Davis
UC Riverside
7:00 pm
BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - UCD
Audio - UCR
      UC Santa Barbara
Long Beach State
7:00 pm BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - LBSU
Audio - UCSB
      Pacific
UC Irvine
7:00 pm BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - UCI
Audio - PAC
    Softball UC Santa Barbara [1]
#19/22 Oklahoma State
10:00 am Tourney Central
      Long Beach State [1]
Utah 1:00 pm Tourney Central
      UC Santa Barbara [1] #8/7 Tennessee
3:30 pm
Tourney Central
GameTracker
      Long Beach State [1]
#24/19 Texas A&M
6:00 pm
Tourney Central
GameTracker
    W-Ten Cal State Fullerton
Loyola Marymount
2:00 pm
Fri. Feb. 25 Baseball Pacific [2]
N.C. State
1:00 pm+ GameTracker
      Cal State Northridge Valparaiso
1:00 pm+
GameTracker
Audio - CSUN
      UC Irvine [3]
Southern Utah
1:00 pm+
GameTracker
      Oklahoma State
Cal Poly Postponed GameTracker
      San Francisco
UC Davis Postponed Live Stats
Audio - UCD
      Sacramento State
UC Riverside Postponed Live Stats
      Long Beach State
Arizona
3:00 pm+ GameTracker
      Washington State
UC Santa Barbara Postponed GameTracker
      TCU
Cal State Fullerton 4:30 pm
The MTN
GameTracker
Audio - CSUF
    Softball UC Santa Barbara [1]
Long Island
10:00 am
Tourney Central
      Long Beach State [1]
#6 Oklahoma 10:30 am Tourney Central
GameTracker
      Cal State Northridge [4]
UNLV 11:30 am
Tourney Central
GameTracker

    Pacific [5]
#13/14 Oregon
Moved

 
UC Riverside [4] Boise State
2:00 pm
Tourney Central
Live Stats
   
Pacific [5] San Jose State
Moved


  Cal Poly [1]
#11/15 Texas
6:00 pm
Tourney Central
GameTracker
 
  Cal State Fullerton [1]
#7/11 Washington
6:00 pm Tourney Central
GameTracker
Audio - UW
 

UC Davis [6]
Colorado State
6:00 pm Tourney Central
GameTracker
 

UC Davis [6] North Dakota State
8:15 pm
Tourney Central



Cal State Fullerton [1]
Fordham
8:30 pm
Tourney Central
GameTracker
    W-Ten Cal State Northridge [7]
#62 San Diego State
1:00 pm
      UC Davis
Montana
1:30 pm

      #46 Long Beach State
UC Riverside 2:00 pm
Sat. Feb. 26 Baseball Pacific [2]
Kansas State
10:30 am
GameTracker
Audio - PAC
 

Sacramento State
UC Riverside (DH)
11:00 am+ Live Stats
      Cal State Northridge
Valparaiso
12:00 pm+ GameTracker
      Oklahoma State
Cal Poly (DH)
12:00 pm+ GT- Game 1
GT- Game 2
Audio - CP
Vid - Gm 1 (Pay)
Vid - Gm 2 (Pay)
      TCU
Cal State Fullerton
12:00 pm The MTN (3:00 pm)
GameTracker
Audio - CSUF
 
  Washington State
UC Santa Barbara (DH)
12:00 pm+ GT- Game 1
GT- Game 2
Audio - WSU
Vid - Gm 1 (Pay)
      UC Davis
San Francisco
1:00 pm GameTracker
   
UC Irvine [3]
Bethune-Cookman
1:00 pm MLB Network
GameTracker
 
  Long Beach State
Arizona
6:00 pm+ GameTracker
Audio - LBSU
    MBB Long Beach State
UC Santa Barbara
5:00 pm
ESPN2
ESPN3.com
GameTracker
Audio - LBSU
Audio - UCSB
 

UC Riverside
UC Davis
5:00 pm
BigWest.TV
Live Stats
Audio - UCD
Audio - UCR
 

UC Irvine
Pacific
5:30 pm
Fox Sports West*
GameCast
Audio - UCI
Audio - PAC
 

Cal State Fullerton
Cal Poly
8:00 pm
ESPNU
GameTracker
Audio - CP
Audio - CSUF
 
WBB UC Davis
UC Irvine 2:00 pm
BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - UCD
Audio - UCI
 

UC Santa Barbara
Cal State Northridge
2:00 pm
BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - UCSB
Audio - CSUN
 
  Cal Poly
Long Beach State
4:00 pm
BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - CP
Audio - LBSU
 

Pacific
UC Riverside 4:00 pm
BigWest.TV
GameTracker
Audio - UCR
Audio - PAC
 
M-Golf Wyoming Desert Intercol. [8]

All Day

 
Softball Cal Poly [1]
#6 Oklahoma
10:00 am
Tourney Central
GameTracker
 
  Pacific [5] Santa Clara
10:00 am+ GameTracker
 
  UC Riverside [4]
UNLV
12:00 pm+ Live Stats
 
  UC Riverside [4]
Cal State Northridge Canceled Live Stats
 
  Cal Poly [1] #7/11 Washington
12:30 pm
Tourney Central
 
  UC Santa Barbara [1] Ohio State
12:30 pm
Tourney Central
 
  Pacific [5]
#13/14 Oregon 12:00 pm+ GameTracker
 
  Cal State Northridge [4]
Boise State
~2:15 pm+ Live Stats
 
  Cal State Fullerton [1]
Indiana
5:30 pm
Tourney Central
 

Long Beach State [1]
Florida State
6:00 pm
Tourney Central
 
  UC Davis [6]
Kentucky
6:00 pm Tourney Central
GameTracker
 

UC Davis [6] Memphis
8:15 pm
Tourney Central
GameTracker
 
  Long Beach State [1]
Oklahoma State
8:30 pm
Tourney Central
 
M-Ten Cal Poly
Sacramento State
11:00 am
 
 
  Pacific
Fresno Pacific
11:00 am
 
 

Saint Mary's
UC Davis
12:00 pm
 

#60 UC Santa Barbara
San Deigo State
1:00 pm  
 
W-Ten UC Davis
Nevada
11:00 am
 
 
  #69 UC Irvine
#46 Long Beach State
11:00 am
 
 
  #57 UC Santa Barbara
#66 Cal Poly
Postponed  
 
  BYU-Hawai'i
Cal State Northridge
12:00 pm
 
 

Pacific
Fresno Pacific
3:00 pm
 
 
WWP #10 UC Irvine [9]
#7 San Diego State
10:15 am
Tourney Central
 
  #19 Pacific [10]
#16 Indiana 10:45 am
 
 
  #17 UC Davis [9]
#3 UCLA
11:30 am
Tourney Central
 
  #15 UC Santa Barbara [9]
#4 California
11:30 am
Tourney Central
 
  #13 Cal State Northridge [9]
#5 Hawai'i
12:45 pm
Tourney Central
 
  #12 Long Beach State
#6 Loyola Marymount
12:45 pm
Tourney Central
 
  Santa Clara
#19 Pacific [10] 4:00 pm




UC Irvine Invitational [9]

All Day
Tourney Central
Sun. Feb. 27 Baseball Cal State Northridge (DH)
Valparaiso
11:00 am+ GT - Game 1
GT - Game 2
Audio - CSUN
      Oklahoma State
Cal Poly
11:00 am GameTracker
Audio - CP
Video (Pay)
 
  TCU Cal State Fullerton
11:00 am
The MTN
GameTracker
Audio - CSUF
 
  San Francisco
UC Davis (DH)
11:00 am+
 

Washington State
UC Santa Barbara
12:00 pm
GameTracker
Video (Pay)
 
  Long Beach State Arizona
1:00 pm
GameTracker
Audio - LBSU
 
  UC Irvine [3]
Grambling
1:00 pm
GameTracker
 
  Sacramento State
UC Riverside 1:00 pm
 
 
  Pacific [2]
Western Kentucky
8:00 pm
 
 
M-Golf Wyoming Desert Intercol. [8]
  All Day

 
Softball Cal Poly [1]
LSU
9:00
Tourney Central
 
  UC Riverside [4]
Boise State
10:00 am
Live Stats
 
  Pacific [5]
#13/14 Oregon
10:00 am+ GameTracker
 
  Cal State Fullerton [1]
Syracuse 11:00 am Tourney Central
 
  Cal State Northridge [4]
UNLV
12:00 pm
Live Stats
 
  Pacific [5] San Jose State
12:00 pm+ GameTracker
 
  Cal Poly [1] California
1:00 pm
Tourney Central
 
  Cal State Fullerton [1]
Long Island
1:00 pm
Tourney Central
 

UC Santa Barbara [1]
Utah
1:00 pm
Tourney Central
 
  Stanford
UC Davis [6] 1:30 pm

 
  UC Santa Barbara [1] Loyola Marymount
3:00 pm
Tourney Central
 
M-Ten UC Davis Nevada 11:00 am

 

#60 UC Santa Barbara Hawai'i
12:00 pm

 
  Cal Poly Santa Clara
1:00 pm
 
  Cal State Northridge UC Davis 1:00 pm

 
  UC Davis Nevada/Foothill 4:00 pm

 
W-Ten UC Riverside #66 Cal Poly
11:00 am

 
WWP UC Irvine Invitational [9]
All Day

+ - Time change.
* - 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] - Cathedral City Classic (Palm Springs, CA).
[2] - Baseball at the Beach (Myrtle Beach, SC).
[3] - MLB Urban Invitational (Irvine/Los Angeles, CA).
[4] - Amy S. Harrison Classic (Riverside, CA).
[5] - Libby Matson Tournament (Stockton, CA).
[6] - Stanford Nike Invitational (Stanford, CA).
[7] - at Honolulu, HI.
[8] - Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate (Palm Desert, CA) - CP, UCSB participating.
[9] - UC Irvine Invitational (Irvine, CA) - CSUN, LBSU, UCI, UCSB participating.
[10] - The Rodeo (Santa Clara, CA).





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