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North Alabama vs Long Beach State

Long Beach St. 75, North Alabama 65

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - James Ennis scored 19 points and Long Beach State won its season opener on Saturday, defeating North Alabama 75-65.

Ennis, the lone returning starter from last year's Big West Conference champions, was 6 of 10 from the field and added six rebounds. Reserves Kris Gulley and Deng Deng scored 11 points apiece, with Gulley and Dan Jennings grabbing a team-high seven rebounds for the 49ers.

Rashaun Claiborne scored 17 points to lead the Lions, a Division II team. Wes Long had 13 points, Bruce Adams scored 10 and Lonnie Smith had a game-high 10 rebounds for North Alabama.

It was the first meeting between the schools.

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North Alabama (0-1)313465
Long Beach State (1-0) «443175

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North Alabama Lions
W. Long, F304-111-251213
B. Adams, F163-53-531310
K. Jackson, G260-00-02400
R. Claiborne, G227-162-541417
M. Darrington, G201-35-61447
D. Hersey313-80-14036
L. Smith193-100-010147
N. Spehr131-42-21015
T. Pritchard100-40-01000
L. Petrov60-10-02000
J. Vucica60-10-01030
C. Ricks10-00-00000
Totals 22-6313-2137122465
 34.9%61.9% 
Long Beach State 49ers
K. Richardson, F202-32-22106
D. Jennings, F192-50-57144
M. Caffey, G333-123-45239
P. Pappageorge, G292-71-16225
J. Ennis, G226-107-961319
D. Deng263-102-550311
K. Gulley234-40-071311
B. Jones154-70-03318
N. Shepherd121-20-02012
G. Djuma10-00-01000
Totals 27-6015-2648112075
 45%57.7% 

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UC Davis13-223-570
UC Irvine11-418-11106
UCSB10-517-1285
LBSU9-615-16110
Hawaii7-819-12177
UC Riverside7-814-15218
Cal Poly6-913-14189
CSNorthridge 4-129-23285
CSFullerton1-149-21311
 
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EVAN 49 Final
ND 58
SIUE 69 Final
MIZZ 83