ICYMI: Here are the top five things that happened in the Big West last week….In Case You Missed It!
1. Men’s Volleyball Kicked Off Inaugural Season In Big West
The Big West Conference opened its inaugural men’s volleyball season last week and the six schools - CSUN, Long Beach State, UC Irvine, UC San Diego (Associate member), UC Santa Barbara and Hawai’i - combined for a 16-1 mark. Long Beach State lead the way with a perfect 4-0 record.
— Big West Conference (@BigWestSports) December 28, 2017
2. Big West Conference Announces 2018 Campus Tour
The Big West Tour sponsored Fox PrimeTicket, Smile Generation and GEICO returns for 2018, running January 10th through March 3rd. Over the course of the Tour, Big West representatives will make stops at the eight Big West campuses in California, giving fans opportunities to win prizes from the Big West spin wheel. Full Story
3. Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Opened League Play With A Bang Against Rival
Senior forward Luke Meikle’s three free throws with 0.3 seconds remaining lifted Cal Poly, which trailed by 21 points four times in the first half, to an 80-79 victory over Blue-Green rival UC Santa Barbara in a Big West Conference men’s basketball opener Thursday night before 2,631 inside Mott Athletics Center. Full Story
4. Former Cal State Fullerton Basketball Player Cedric Ceballos Set To Star On Amazing Race
Phoenix Suns fans who don’t already watch “The Amazing Race” might want to tune in when the CBS show’s season premiere drops Jan. 3. Former Phoenix Suns Cedric Ceballos and Shawn Marion will form Team Slam Dunk, squaring off against the competition in Season 30 of the show. Full Story
5. 40-Point Game By Leaupepe Leads Cal Poly To 87-82 OT Comeback Win
Senior guard Dynn Leaupepe scored a career-high 40 points Thursday night at UC Riverside, and the Cal Poly women’s basketball team rallied from 13 points down to force overtime and then win a Big West Conference-opening thriller, 87-82 inside SRC Arena. Leaupepe’s performance — tied for the sixth-highest single-game scoring output across the nation in Division I this season — is the first 40-point game for a Mustang since Dec. 21, 2011 — when Kristina Santiago netted 44 against San Diego State. Fellow Cal Poly Hall of Fame enshrinee Laura Buehning owns the school record — 46 — set in 1982. Full Story