LOS ANGELES --- Long Beach State has played some of the toughest teams in the country in some of the toughest venues. They've been shorthanded on the current road show that's had stops at Syracuse, Arizona, and Ohio State.
When they made their way to the new Pauley Pavilion on Tuesday night, they were expected to be at full strength for the first time this season.
Junior transfer from Loyola Marymount, Edgar Garibay, was cleared to participate but two others, Keala King (Arizona State) and Tony Freeland (DePaul), were not.
It ended up being another tough road loss for the 49ers (4-7) as UCLA (8-3) took full advantage picking up an 89-70 win.
UCLA led by nine at halftime and the 49ers got as close as seven points in the second half with 9:15 left before Jordan Adams and Shabazz Muhammad assumed control of the game.
They scored the next 12 points for the Bruins as part of a UCLA 12-2 run to push the lead to 17 points, 78-61.
They combined for five-of-nine from three poin...