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BYU beat Long Beach State to reach NCAA volleyball final

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) Brenden Sander had 14 kills and no errors on 24 swings and top-ranked BYU beat Long Beach State 25-21, 23-25, 25-19, 25-18 on Thursday night in the NCAA volleyball semifinals. Ben Patch added 13 kills for the Cougars (27-3). They will face the Ohio State-UCLA winner in the final Saturday night. ''I just want to say hats off to Long Beach State,'' BYU...
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May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii holds on to beat Long Beach State in Big West final

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Aaron Valdes scored 14 points, Stefan Jankovic scored all 10 of his points in the second half, and Hawaii hung on late to beat Long Beach State 64-60 in the Big West Conference Tournament championship game Saturday night. The Rainbow Warriors (27-5) earned an automatic bid to their fifth NCAA Tournament and first since 2002. Top-seeded Hawaii blew a 12-point...
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March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Long Beach State upsets UC Irvine in Big West semifinals

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Justin Bibbins scored 17 points, Nick Faust added 15, and third-seeded Long Beach State upset No. 2-seed UC Irvine 77-72 in the Big West Conference Tournament semifinals Friday night. The 49ers (20-13) will face top-seeded Hawaii (26-5) in the championship game Saturday. A.J. Spencer scored 13 points and Travis Hammonds had 11 to help Long Beach State hold...
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March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Faust leads Long Beach State over UC Riverside in Big West

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Nick Faust scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and third-seeded Long Beach State defeated No. 6 seed UC Riverside 82-74 in the quarterfinals of the Big West tournament on Thursday night. Long Beach State (19-13) will play No. 2 seed UC Irvine and top-seeded Hawaii will play No. 4 seed UC Santa Barbara in Friday's semifinals. Justin Bibbins made 10 of 11...
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March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Long Beach St beats Cal St Fullerton on Bibbins layup

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) Nick Faust scored 30 points, Justin Bibbins made a layup at the buzzer, and Long Beach State earned the season sweep over rival Cal State Fullerton with a 75-73 win on Wednesday night. Long Beach State (17-13, 11-4 Big West) has won eight of its last nine games. The teams battled back-and-forth throughout the second half, with neither side commanding more...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

UC Irvine beats Long Beach St with strong 2nd half, 90-67

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) Luke Nelson hit six 3-pointers and scored 25 points to lead UC Irvine to a 90-67 win over Long Beach State on Wednesday night. The win for UC Irvine (21-8, 10-3) breaks a tie between the two schools for second place in the Big West conference standings. The Anteaters still trail Hawaii by 1.5 games with three left to play. Mamadou Ndiaye added 20 points and...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Long Beach State pulls away from Cal State Fullerton 70-57

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Nick Faust scored 14 points and had five rebounds to lead Long Beach State past Cal State Fullerton for a 70-57 win Saturday night. Justin Bibbins added 12 points and Travis Hammonds had 11, including a trio of 3-pointers, for Long Beach (15-12, 9-3 Big West), which forced 16 turnovers to win its sixth straight. Trailing by a point at the break, Long Beach...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Faust's 21 helps Long Beach State hold off Cal Poly, 73-70

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Nick Faust scored 21 points and Long Beach State held off Cal Poly down the stretch to score a 73-70 Big West Conference battle Thursday night and avenge a double-overtime loss to the Mustangs in mid-January. Faust, a senior transfer from Maryland, continued his stellar offensive output and improving on his 17.3 points-per-game average. During the 49ers...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Faust helps Long Beach State top CS Northridge 81-76

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Nick Faust continued his hot shooting hand, scoring 27 points to help Long Beach State edge CS Northridge 81-76 on Saturday. Faust, the national player of the week last week after scoring 34 points against UC Santa Barbara and 28 points at Hawaii - both wins, was 7 of 13 from the field with two 3-pointers and made 11 of 12 free throws. Travis Hammons added...
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February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Long Beach State drops Hawaii 78-64 for first Big West loss

HONOLULU (AP) Nick Faust had 28 points and a career-high 14 rebounds on Saturday night and Long Beach State beat Hawaii 78-64 for the Rainbow Warriors' first conference loss. The 49ers (11-12, 5-3 Big West) led the entire way after the opening minutes and pulled away late with a 12-0 run. The Rainbow Warriors (16-3, 5-1) ended an eight-game winning streak and missed an opportunity...
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January 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Long Beach State beats UC Santa Barbara in overtime 80-70

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Nick Faust scored a career-high 34 points with eight rebounds and Long Beach State beat UC Santa Barbara 80-70 in overtime on Thursday night. UCSB did not score in the extra session, missing all five field goal attempts and turning it over six times. Justin Bibbins had six of his 17 points in overtime, all at the line. A.J. Spencer added 11 points and Gabe...
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January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Cal Poly overtakes Long Beach State 96-92 in double OT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) Brian Bennett scored 21 points, including the go-ahead free throw, to lift Cal Poly to a 96-92 double overtime win over Long Beach State on Saturday night. Bennett was fouled on a hook shot that tied the score at 91 with 1:45 left in the second OT period and sank the free throw to give Cal Poly (7-9, 1-2 Big West) its first lead since the game's opening...
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January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

UC Irvine uses big 2nd half to beat Long Beach State, 58-54

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Mamadou Ndiaye scored 13 points and UC Irvine roared back from a 10-point deficit to start the second half to post a 58-53 win over Long Beach State in a ''Black & Blue Rivalry'' game Thursday night. Long Beach State built a 29-21 lead by intermission, but Irvine caught fire and outscored the 49ers by 12 in the second, 37-25. Jaron Martin tied the game...
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January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Long Beach State beats UC Davis 59-47

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Justin Bibbins scored 16 points, Gabe Levin added 15 plus eight rebounds and Long Beach State defeated UC Davis 59-47 on Saturday. UC Davis was within six with 10 minutes left. Travis Hammonds' basket with just under four minutes remaining extended Long Beach State's advantage to 52-42 and the lead remained in double figures. Nick Faust, the 49ers' leading...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Long Beach State beats CS Northridge 94-79 behind Faust

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (AP) Nick Faust scored 28 points with 7 of 8 3-pointers and 12 rebounds - all career highs - and the 49ers shot a season-high 15 3-pointers as Long Beach State beat Cal State Northridge 94-79 Wednesday night in the Big West Conference opener for both teams. Faust, who transferred from Maryland for his final season of eligibility, had his 16th straight game scoring...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Allen scores career-best 33, No. 15 Duke beats 49ers 103-81

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Grayson Allen scored 24 of his career-high 33 points in the second half to lead No. 15 Duke past Long Beach State 103-81 on Wednesday. Matt Jones added 21 points, Derryck Thornton had 18 and Brandon Ingram finished with 14 in the final nonconference game for the Blue Devils (11-2). They overcame some poor early shooting from 3-point range by shooting 65.6 percent...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Trier scores 20, No. 8 Wildcats beat Long Beach State 85-70

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Freshman Allonzo Trier scored 20 points to lead six Arizona players in double figures and the eighth-ranked Wildcats beat Long Beach State 85-70 on Tuesday night in their final warmup before opening the Pac-12 season. The Wildcats (12-1), winners of seven straight, are off until they play at Arizona State on Jan. 3. Nick Faust scored 17 points for Long Beach...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Long Beach St.-Arizona Preview

Arizona is showing off some impressive scoring depth during its longest winning streak of the season. The eighth-ranked Wildcats also have the longest active home winning streak in the country, and that doesn't appear to be in much jeopardy of ending Tuesday night against Long Beach State. Arizona (11-1) is outscoring opponents by an average of 21.7 points while winning six games...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Oregon pulls away from Long Beach State 94-73

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Dillon Brooks scored 21 points, Chris Boucher had his fourth double-double in five games and Oregon pulled away to a 94-73 victory over Long Beach State on Friday night. Boucher had 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Ducks (9-2) had six scorers in double figures and hit a season high for points. Freshman Tyler Dorsey added 17 points in his first start since spraining...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Long Beach State takes out Aggies

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Nick Faust scored 16 points while A.J. Spencer and Justin Bibbins each had 14 in leading Long Beach State past New Mexico State 67-53 Saturday night. Long Beach State (5-4) shot 14 for 25 from 3-point range (56 percent). The 49ers led 30-26 at halftime and started the second half outscoring New Mexico State 18-11 to build a double-digit lead that was never seriously...
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December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Commentary: Last night’s CSU – Long Beach State game was wild, physical

  Last night, Long Beach State came into Moby Arena and handed the Colorado State Rams men’s basketball their first home loss of the season and broke the green and gold’s 10-game regular season home winning streak. It was a wild, wooly and physical affair from the opening tip forward, with some things which are rarely ever seen in the world of Division I college basketball....
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Recap: CSU out-worked by Long Beach State, lose 83-77

  Out-toughed, out-defended, out-played. Colorado State didn’t have what it takes to win Thursday night. Colorado State started out the game in the lead, but Long Beach State hung in there and took the lead at the mid-way point in the first half on the strength of an 11-3 run. The Rams were plagued by sloppy play from the middle to the end of the first half, turning the ball over...
Via BSN Denver
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Faust leads Long Beach State over Colorado State 83-77

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) Nick Faust scored a career-high 27 points and Long Beach State beat Colorado State 83-77 on Thursday night. Faust, who played three years at Maryland, had five 3-pointers. A.J. Spencer and Travis Hammonds added 14 points each with Hammonds grabbing 10 rebounds. Two free throws by Gian Clavell got the Rams within three, 78-75, with 55 seconds left. After...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Faust, Jones lead Long Beach State to 80-77 victory

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Nick Faust scored 16 points and Branford Jones hit two crucial foul shots as Long Beach State outlasted Seton Hall 80-77 at the Charleston Classic on Thursday night. The 49ers improved to 3-0 for the first time since the 1992-93 season. Not that it was easy as they squandered most of a 16-point lead in the final 10 minutes and led just 76-74 with 22 seconds...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Long Beach State holds off BYU 66-65

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Branford Jones had a go-ahead 3-point play with 3:57 left and Long Beach State deflected two BYU inbound passes in the final 4 seconds to secure a 66-65 victory over the Cougars on Tuesday morning. Travis Hammonds followed Jones' basket and free throw with a 3-pointer to give Long Beach State a 65-61 lead. Later, Hammonds made 1 of 2 free throws for a 66...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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