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Byers' dunk lifts Long Beach State past Pepperdine, 67-66

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) KJ Byers' dunk in the closing seconds lifted Long Beach State to a 67-66 win over Pepperdine on Thursday night.

Long Beach State had been idle since suffering a 74-68 loss to Pacific December 10, and after playing nine of its first 12 games on the road, opened a two-game home stand against the Waves.

Colbey Ross hit a jumper with :54 left to put the Waves up by three, 64-61, but Jordan Roberts scored at the basket and Byers hit a jumper with :32 left to put Long Beach State up by one, 65-64. Ross hit two free throws to put Pepperdine back in front, but Byers took a feed from Temidayo Yussuf and dunked with :05 left for the game-winning basket. Jade' Smith missed a 3-point attempt with a second left for Pepperdine.

Yussuf turned in his fourth double-double of the season with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Byers finished with 10 points and six boards for the 49ers (4-9).

Ross finished with 23 points for Pepperdine (6-7), which remains winless on the road. Smith finished with 11 rebounds.

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Key Players
C. Ross
D. Booker
15 G
28.7 Min. Per Game 28.7
11.8 Pts. Per Game 11.8
3.8 Ast. Per Game 3.8
3.2 Reb. Per Game 3.2
44.3 Field Goal % 28.6
35.1 Three Point % 31.8
80.6 Free Throw % 88.6
  Defensive rebound by Mason Riggins 0.0
  Jade Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot 1.0
+ 2 KJ Byers made dunk, assist by Temidayo Yussuf 4.0
+ 1 Colbey Ross made 2nd of 2 free throws 21.0
+ 1 Colbey Ross made 1st of 2 free throws 21.0
  Shooting foul on Deishuan Booker 21.0
+ 2 KJ Byers made jump shot, assist by Deishuan Booker 32.0
  Lost ball turnover on Colbey Ross, stolen by Deishuan Booker 38.0
+ 2 Jordan Roberts made layup, assist by Deishuan Booker 47.0
+ 2 Colbey Ross made jump shot 54.0
  Turnover on Temidayo Yussuf 1:15
Team Stats
Points 66 67
Field Goals 25-66 (37.9%) 25-64 (39.1%)
3-Pointers 6-27 (22.2%) 2-19 (10.5%)
Free Throws 10-17 (58.8%) 15-25 (60.0%)
Total Rebounds 44 46
Offensive 15 13
Defensive 26 24
Team 3 9
Assists 8 13
Steals 4 5
Blocks 4 7
Turnovers 11 11
Fouls 21 18
Technicals 0 0
23 PTS, 4 REB, 5 AST
21 PTS, 11 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo Pepperdine 6-7 313566
home team logo LBSU 4-9 313667
Team Stats
away team logo Pepperdine 6-7 75.6 PPG 34.9 RPG 14.1 APG
home team logo LBSU 4-9 74.9 PPG 40.6 RPG 11.7 APG
Key Players
4
C. Ross G 19.4 PPG 2.9 RPG 7.0 APG 43.7 FG%
24
T. Yussuf C 10.4 PPG 6.5 RPG 1.1 APG 46.7 FG%
Top Scorers
C. Ross G 23 PTS 4 REB 5 AST
T. Yussuf C 21 PTS 11 REB 3 AST
37.9 FG% 39.1
22.2 3PT FG% 10.5
58.8 FT% 60.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Ross 23 4 5 9/22 1/6 4/4 3 37 0 0 4 1 3
E. Cooper Jr. 13 3 0 4/10 3/6 2/3 3 22 0 0 1 1 2
D. Dunn 10 10 1 4/9 0/2 2/4 2 30 0 0 1 5 5
Ke. Edwards 9 2 0 3/10 1/5 2/6 2 25 1 2 4 1 1
J. Smith 7 11 1 3/7 1/3 0/0 3 28 2 0 0 2 9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Ross 23 4 5 9/22 1/6 4/4 3 37 0 0 4 1 3
E. Cooper Jr. 13 3 0 4/10 3/6 2/3 3 22 0 0 1 1 2
D. Dunn 10 10 1 4/9 0/2 2/4 2 30 0 0 1 5 5
Ke. Edwards 9 2 0 3/10 1/5 2/6 2 25 1 2 4 1 1
J. Smith 7 11 1 3/7 1/3 0/0 3 28 2 0 0 2 9
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Ball 2 2 0 1/3 0/2 0/0 2 15 0 1 0 1 1
J. Stormo 2 5 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 4 16 0 0 1 2 3
D. Polk Jr. 0 3 0 0/3 0/3 0/0 0 18 1 0 0 2 1
V. Ohia Obioha 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 9 0 1 0 0 1
Ka. Edwards - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Cage - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Yee-Stephens - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Mailliard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Wexler - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Yoon - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Perrot - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 66 41 8 25/66 6/27 10/17 21 200 4 4 11 15 26
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Yussuf 21 11 3 9/14 0/0 3/6 3 32 0 0 2 5 6
B. Alberts 10 1 0 3/12 2/9 2/2 2 34 1 1 1 0 1
J. Roberts 10 6 0 4/10 0/0 2/4 2 21 0 1 2 4 2
M. Riggins 4 7 0 2/4 0/0 0/2 4 16 0 1 0 1 6
E. Maxhuni 0 1 2 0/7 0/4 0/1 2 26 0 0 4 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Yussuf 21 11 3 9/14 0/0 3/6 3 32 0 0 2 5 6
B. Alberts 10 1 0 3/12 2/9 2/2 2 34 1 1 1 0 1
J. Roberts 10 6 0 4/10 0/0 2/4 2 21 0 1 2 4 2
M. Riggins 4 7 0 2/4 0/0 0/2 4 16 0 1 0 1 6
E. Maxhuni 0 1 2 0/7 0/4 0/1 2 26 0 0 4 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Byers 10 6 0 4/6 0/0 2/2 2 16 0 2 1 2 4
D. Booker 7 4 7 1/4 0/2 5/6 2 32 4 2 1 0 4
J. Griffin 4 1 1 2/7 0/4 0/0 0 17 0 0 0 1 0
D. Mims 1 0 0 0/0 0/0 1/2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
B. Richard 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
R. Freeman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Slater - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Apic - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Jackson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Cobb - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 67 37 13 25/64 2/19 15/25 18 200 5 7 11 13 24