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NCAA Game Summary - UC Riverside at Long Beach State



(Saturday, March 8th)

Final Score: Long Beach State 74, UC Riverside 67

Long Beach, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Caffey netted 13 points, grabbed five rebounds and recorded four steals as the Long Beach State 49ers edged out the UC Riverside Highlanders, 74-67, in a Big West Conference showdown at the Walter Pyramid.

Tyler Lamb contributed 11 points for Long Beach State (14-16, 10-6 Big West), which locked up the three seed heading into the conference tournament. Dan Jennings tallied a double-double for the 49ers with 10 points and 13 rebounds in the victory.

Steven Thornton led all scorers in the contest with 17 points for UC Riverside (10-20, 5-11). Austin Quick scored 16 points, and Sam Finley chipped in 14 points off the bench in the loss. Lucas Devenny grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.

Long Beach State established itself early in the contest by connecting on 51.9 percent of its shot attempts in the first half, even though the team shot just 1-of-5 from 3-point range in the frame. The home squad went into the half owning a 34-22 lead after UC Riverside shot a forgettable 25 percent from the field, including just 3-of-12 from long range.

The 49ers didn't cool down much at all in the second half, as they netted an even 50 percent of their shots in the period and went 11-of-15 from the free- throw line. The Highlanders buried 51.4 percent of their field goal tries in the half, and made 5-of-11 from deep, but could only cut five points from the Long Beach State lead.

The 49ers outscored the Highlanders from the free-throw line, 16-9, and had a 42-20 edge in points in the paint. UC Riverside won the battle in bench scoring, 42-27.

03/08 22:59:27 ET

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Local
4th
ORL 68
CHA 72
 
Final
PHI 2
UTA 6
 
Final
CHI 86
LAC 96
Final
HOU 105
CLE 103
4th
ORL 68
CHA 72
 
4th
BOS 94
GSW 96
 
4th
IND 73
PHI 64
 
4th
SAC 75
POR 85
 
3rd
LAL 57
OKC 64
 
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DEN
NOP
Final
NIAG 57
FAIR 56
 
Final
PETE 68
IONA 60
 
Final
RIDE 59
MAR 49
 
Final
MAN 69
QUIN 65
 
Final
UCONN 81
SMU 73
Final
CAL 73
ORST 56
Final
HOU 72
SFLA 55
Final
PROV 77
MARQ 66
Final
WISC 68
MSU 61
Final
MON 63
SIENA 57
 
2nd
WAKE 51
PITT 55
 
Half
STAN 30
OREG 36
 
1st
OSU 14
PURD 11
 
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COL
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WASU
Final
WIN 5
LOS 2
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PIT 5
CLB 3
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FLA 4
TAM 3
1st Intermission
WAS 1
TOR 0
 
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