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Stephen F. Austin vs Long Beach State

Stephen F. Austin 68, Long Beach St. 60

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Antonio Bostic scored 21 points and Stephen F. Austin defeated Long Beach State 68-60 in a matchup of conference leaders Friday night.

Taylor Smith and Hal Bateman scored 15 points apiece for the Lumberjacks (23-3), who share the top spot in the Southland Conference with Northwestern State.

Stephen F. Austin has kept opponents to fewer than 70 points in each of their last 58 games, and has allowed just 49 points per game this season, best in Division I. But offensively on Friday, they shot 57 percent - including 72 percent (13 of 18) in the second half.

Mike Caffey had 24 points to lead all scorers for Long Beach State (17-10), which fell to 12-2 at home. James Ennis added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The 49ers have clinched a share of the Big West title with three conference games remaining.

The game was part of the BracketBusters series.

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Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
T. Smith, F396-83-681315
J. Parker, F201-42-46344
A. Bostic, G408-144-712221
D. Haymon, G384-101-452312
H. Bateman, G347-90-356315
T. Walkup190-11-22231
T. Pinkney60-00-00300
J. Bright30-00-00010
I. Asortse10-00-00000
Totals 26-4611-2631191968
 56.5%42.3% 
Long Beach State 49ers
J. Ennis, F364-104-4103312
T. Freeland, F202-20-12124
D. Jennings, C272-53-47037
M. Caffey, G3510-200-130424
P. Pappageorge, G281-42-32125
K. King203-62-21018
D. Deng140-10-21020
K. Gulley90-10-02020
E. Garibay60-00-00000
K. Richardson30-00-00010
N. Shepherd20-10-00000
Totals 22-5011-173052060
 44%64.7% 
Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Incarn Word0-04-0192
McNeese St.0-02-184
Sam Houston0-03-2140
Abilene Christian0-02-2351
Texas A&M-CC0-02-281
New Orleans0-01-1127
Lamar0-02-3271
Nwestern St.0-02-3195
SF Austin0-02-3107
Hou. Baptist0-01-2223
SE Louisiana0-01-4272
Nicholls St.0-00-3261
C. Arkansas0-00-5327

Big West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UC Davis0-04-059
Hawaii0-06-2191
LBSU0-03-397
Cal Poly0-02-2339
UC Irvine0-02-244
UCSB0-02-299
CSFullerton0-02-3252
UC Riverside0-02-3342
CSNorthridge 0-02-4158
 
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