Fresno State vs Long Beach State

Fresno St. 64, Long Beach St. 59

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Tyler Johnson scored a career-high 19 points to lead Fresno State to a 64-59 win over Long Beach State on Monday night.

The Bulldogs (4-3) overcame a cold-shooting first half, when they shot 28 percent and trailed 31-25, by hitting 52 percent in the second half

James Ennis had 23 points and 13 rebounds for the 49ers (3-4). Long Beach made just 18 of 33 free throws in the game and shot 30 percent from the floor after halftime.

The nonconference rivals have already met once this season. On Nov. 25, Long Beach State won at Fresno 69-61. The schools were together in three different conferences from 1958-92. Until last week, they hadn't played since shortly after Fresno State left the Big West in 1992.

Long Beach State next hits the road to play No. 4 Syracuse on Thursday and No. 7 Ohio State on Saturday.

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Scoreboard
Fresno State (4-3) «253964
Long Beach State (3-4)312859

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Fresno State Bulldogs
T. Giddings, C121-20-02032
T. Johnson, G338-140-050419
A. Huddleston, G282-93-41249
K. Olekaibe, G212-82-22207
G. Johnson, G121-10-01233
J. Brown260-52-27022
R. Upshaw223-61-24117
M. Harris203-63-43129
A. Anderson182-22-42416
K. Foster80-30-02020
Totals 22-5613-1834122264
 39.3%72.2% 
Long Beach State 49ers
J. Ennis, F367-138-9132223
K. Richardson, F212-51-24015
M. Caffey, G363-113-102219
P. Pappageorge, G340-40-02340
K. Gulley, G292-42-46016
D. Deng213-53-531311
D. Jennings191-41-34133
N. Shepherd41-10-01012
Totals 19-4718-333891659
 40.4%54.5% 
Mountain West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Nevada14-428-729
Colorado St.13-524-1266
Boise St.12-620-1272
Fresno St.11-720-1376
New Mexico10-817-1486
San Diego St9-919-1498
Wyoming8-1023-15152
San Jose St.7-1114-16191
Utah St.7-1114-17181
Air Force4-1412-21251
UNLV4-1411-21241

Big West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UC Irvine12-421-15133
UC Davis11-523-13166
CSFullerton10-617-15269
LBSU9-715-19213
Hawaii8-814-16299
CSNorthridge 7-911-19313
Cal Poly6-1011-20296
UC Riverside5-117-21330
UCSB4-126-22324
 
Other games
EMU 48 Final
SYR 84
TEXSO 62 Final
SDSU 74