Long Beach State Is Going Dancing!
2017 Big West Women's Basketball Tournament Central
For the first time since 1992, the Long Beach State women’s basketball team has punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament after earning a 56-55 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Saturday night to win the Big West Conference Tournament. The conference championship was a first for the Beach since 1991, when they beat Cal State Fullerton to win the title. Second-seeded LBSU opened up an early lead on No. 4 seed UCSB and despite having the Gauchos rally and come from behind, managed to pull out a one-point victory in the final seconds to win the championship in dramatic fashion.
Channon Fluker, CSUN
Drea Toler, UC Santa Barbara
Sarah Porter, UC Santa Barbara
Drew Edelman, UC Santa Barbara
Raven Benton, Long Beach State
Anna Kim, Long Beach State (MVP)