Thursday, March 06, 2008

Losses to LBSU* will stand

The defending Big West Conference champion Long Beach State men’s basketball program, which lost at home to Cal Poly on Thursday, has been slapped with a rash of NCAA- and self-imposed penalties.
According to The Associated Press, penalties against the 49ers include three years probation, forfeiting their 18 victories from the 2005-06 season, reduced recruiting and fewer scholarships. The limited probation will allow the 49ers to participate in postseason play and the Big West Tournament.
Cal Poly lost two games to the 49ers in 2005-06, but school officials said the Mustangs’ 2005-06 record (10-19, 7-7 Big West) probably won't be altered other than having asterisks placed next to the Long Beach State losses that season.
You can read more about the penalties in the Press-Telegram and a school-issued press release.

Cal Poly's 2005-06 meetings with Long Beach State:
Jan. 9 vs. Long Beach State, L 79-66*
Feb. 9 at Long Beach State, L 69-66*
*LBSU forfeited its 18 wins in 2005-06.

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