Long Beach St. faces UC Irvine in Big West semis
Long Beach State (15-18, 9-8) vs. UC Irvine (28-5, 16-1)
Big West Conference Tourney Semifinals, Honda Center, Anaheim, California; Friday, 11 p.m. EDT
Hawaii meets Long Beach St. in Big West quarters
No. 5 seed Long Beach State (14-18, 8-8) vs. No. 4 seed Hawaii (18-12, 9-7)
Big West Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Honda Center, Anaheim, California; Thursday, 10:30 p.m....
Long Beach St. tops UC Riverside 70-57
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Deishuan Booker and Edon Maxhuni scored 21 points apiece as Long Beach State beat UC Riverside 70-57 on Wednesday night.
Long Beach St. looks to sweep Cal Poly
Cal Poly (6-20, 2-11) vs. Long Beach State (12-18, 6-8)
The Walter Pyramid, Long Beach, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Cal Poly seeks revenge on Long Beach State after...
Long Beach St. looks for road win vs UCSB
Long Beach State (11-18, 5-8) vs. UC Santa Barbara (19-8, 8-5)
Thunderdome, Santa Barbara, California; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Long Beach State looks for its third straight...
Long Beach St. looks to extend streak vs UC Riverside
Long Beach State (10-18, 4-8) vs. UC Riverside (9-18, 3-8)
Student Recreation Center, Riverside, California; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Long Beach St. looks for its seventh...
Long Beach State pulls away in OT, beats Cal Poly 76-68
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Deishuan Booker scored 23 points including a key 3-pointer in overtime to help Long Beach State beat Cal Poly 76-69 on Saturday night and snap a six-game losing skid.
The 49ers outscored Cal Poly 14-6 in the extra period. Booker's 3 gave Long Beach State a four-point lead with about a minute left.
Temidayo Yussuf added 10 points and 12 rebounds for the 49ers (9-16, 3-6 Big West Conference). Mason Riggins chipped in 13 points.
Stepteau, Hawaii lead 3-pt assault in win over Long Beach St
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Brocke Stepteau scored 23 points with five 3-pointers and Zigmars Raimo scored 14 with 10 rebounds and Hawaii beat Long Beach State 77-70 on Thursday night.
The Rainbow Warriors have won three of their last four.
Booker, Byers clutch as Long Beach edges Colorado St 64-61
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Deishaun Booker scored 14 points, including four free throws in the final 20.4 seconds, KJ Byers had a key steal and blocked shot and Long Beach State edged Colorado State 64-61 on Saturday.
Byers’ dunk lifts Long Beach State past Pepperdine, 67-66
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — KJ Byers' dunk in the closing seconds lifted Long Beach State to a 67-66 win over Pepperdine on Thursday night.
Long Beach State had been idle since suffering a 74-68 loss to Pacific December 10, and after playing nine of its first 12 games on the road, opened a two-game home stand against the Waves.
Fresno St. overwhelms Long Beach St. in 92-71 win
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Noah Blackwell scored 22 points, Nate Grimes scored 15 points with 14 rebounds and Fresno State beat Long Beach State 92-71 on Saturday.
The Bulldogs are on a five-game winning streak averaging 79.8 points per game. Their lowest scoring game this season came in a 77-69 loss on the road to then 21st-ranked TCU on Nov. 15.
Yussuf’s double-double leads LBSU past Southern Utah 82-71
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Temidayo Yussuf had 19 points and 13 rebounds, Deishuan Booker scored 17 of his 21 points after halftime and Long Beach State beat Southern Utah 82-71 on Wednesday night.
LBSU closed the first half on a 19-6 spurt to lead 33-32, helped by a 15-0 advantage in second-chance points. Yussuf scored 14 points in the half.
Andre Adams pulled Southern Utah within 64-61 with 5:41 to go, but Booker answered with a 4-point play. Ron Freeman's dunk a minute later made it 75-63.
San Diego holds off Long Beach St. for 74-70 win
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Olin Carter III scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half and San Diego hit all of its eight free-throw attempts in the final two minutes to beat Long Beach State 74-70 on Saturday night.
Isaiah Pineiro and Tyler Williams added 17 points apiece and Isaiah Wright had 11 points and six assists for San Diego. Williams hit 5 of 8 from 3-point range and Pineiro grabbed nine rebounds.
Long Beach jumps out early, beats UC Riverside 77-59
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gabe Levin scored 17 points, Deishuan Booker had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Long Beach State beat UC Riverside 77-59 on Saturday night in a Big West Conference regular-season finale.
Long Beach State (15-17, 9-7) clinched the fifth seed into the conference tournament. UC Riverside (9-21, 4-12) will enter as the seventh seed. Both teams play on Thursday in the first day of the tournament at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Buzzer-beater Booker send Long Beach St. past UCSB
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Deishuan Booker scored 20 points, including the winning layup as time expired, to give Long Beach State a dramatic 70-69 win over UC Santa Barbara on Thursday night.
Allman scores 25 points, CS Fullerton beats Long Beach State
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Allman made 8 of 13 from the field, hit 8 of 9 from the free-throw line and finished with 25 points to help Cal State Fullerton beat Long Beach State 81-71 on Saturday night.
Allman has scored at least 20 points in four consecutive games and seven of his last eight. Khalil Ahmad had 15 points and a career-high seven assists and Jackson Rowe scored 12 points for the Titans (16-10, 9-5 Big West).
Levin, Yussuf power Long Beach State past Cal Poly 73-54
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gabe Levin and Temidayo Yussuf posted double-doubles and Long Beach State pulled away in the second half to defeat Cal Poly 73-54 on Saturday night.
Long Beach State dominates boards in 87-71 victory
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Gabe Levin scored 21 points and Temidayo Yussuf had a double-double as Long Beach State handed Cal Poly its fifth straight loss, 87-71, on Thursday night.
Yussuf scored 17 points and led the 49ers' 45-28 domination on the boards — including 17-4 on the offensive glass — for his second double-double this season and fifth of his career.
Yussuf, first-half runs help LBSU beat CS Fullerton 81-73
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Temidayo Yussuf had his first double-double of the season and Long Beach State used two first-half runs to pull away for an 81-73 win over CS Fullerton on Saturday night.
Yussuf finished with a season-high 19 points and tied his season best with 14 rebounds. Gabe Levin also scored 19 points, Deishaun Booker added 14 and Jordan Roberts and Edon Maxhuni had 11 points apiece for Long Beach State (10-12, 4-2 Big West).
Schneider’s career-high sends UC Davis past Long Beach State
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Siler Schneider scored a career-high 29 points, TJ Shorts II added 17 and UC Davis defeated Long Beach State 84-75 Wednesday night.
Schneider had a 3-point play and a 3-pointer, A.J. John made a 3 and a layup and the Aggies were up 33-29. Schneider added another 3 and Shorts scored UC Davis' last six points of the half for a 42-37 lead. The two teams combined for 30-of-59 shooting (51 percent) and UC Davis was 7 of 11 from 3-point range.
Leonard, Worku help UC Irvine beat Long Beach St. 86-73
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Evan Leonard hit five 3-pointers and finished with 21 points — both career highs — and Eyassu Worku added 20 points and six assists to help UC Irvine beat Long Beach State 86-73 on Saturday night.
John Edgar Jr. had career highs with 15 points and 10 rebounds and Max Hazzard scored 14 points for Irvine (6-12, 1-1 Big West).
Long Beach State thwarts late Hawaii rally for 89-81 win
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Barry Ogalue hit 9 of 10 from the floor and tied his career high with 21 points as Long Beach State thwarted a late Hawaii rally to open Big West Conference action with an 89-81 win on Thursday night.
Gabe Levin, Temidayo Yussuf and Deishuan Booker added 18 points each for Long Beach State (7-10).
Long Beach State beats Texas A&M-International 77-59
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Temidayo Yussuf scored 15 points and Long Beach State shot 52 percent from the floor to beat Division II Texas A&M-International 77-59 on Saturday night.
Yussuf was 6 of 7 from the field. Barry Ogalue added 13 points, Jordan Griffin had 12 points, and KJ Byers and Jordan Roberts chipped in 10 points apiece for Long Beach State (6-10), which finished 27-of-52 shooting, but missed eight free throws.
Nixon’s buzzer-beating 3 lifts Colorado St over LBSU 68-66
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Prentiss Nixon drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer and scored 14 points to lead Colorado State to a 68-66 win over Long Beach State on Saturday.
Nixon received the ball on the inbounds, angled right before he dribbled left behind his back and pulled up 5 feet behind line to knock down the winner over a defender.
Bulldogs’ fast start leaves Long Beach St. in wake, 106-70
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jaron Hopkins scored 26 points and Deshon Taylor added 23 points and Fresno State was never threatened in its 106-70 win over Long Beach State Saturday night.
Hopkins finished 10-of-13 shooting and was 6 of 7 from the free-throw line while Taylor shot 6 of 11 and missed only one of 10 free throws.
Fresno State (6-2) raced to a 21-1 lead as Hopkins scored 10 points all on layups. Temidayo Yussuf's 3-point play off a jumpshot 7 ½ minutes in was the 49ers' first field goal.