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 (23-3) «313768
Long Beach State (17-10)303060

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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
New Orleans4-19-7125
Sam Houston4-213-6143
SE Louisiana4-211-8262
Lamar3-211-7264
SF Austin3-28-9291
Hou. Baptist3-37-9203
McNeese St.3-36-11244
C. Arkansas3-34-15251
Texas A&M-CC2-39-7211
Nicholls St.2-39-9134
Abil Chr.2-48-9340
Incarn Word2-47-10316
Nwestern St.1-47-9321

Big West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UC Irvine5-012-9137
UC Davis3-111-8241
CSNorthridge 3-27-11239
Hawaii2-28-9309
UC Riverside2-25-11314
CSFullerton2-38-10304
UCSB1-23-12271
LBSU1-36-14218
Cal Poly0-45-13303
 
Other games
STL 65 Final
BUTL 61