Long Beach State vs California Irvine

Long Beach St. 74, UC Irvine 60


IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - Casper Ware scored 19 points and T.J. Robinson added 14 points and 13 rebounds to lead Long Beach State to a 74-60 victory against UC Irvine on Monday night.

Larry Anderson had 13 points and Mike Caffey 10 for the 49ers (8-6, 1-0 Big West).

Derick Flowers scored 16 points, Daman Starring 13 and Chris McNealy 12 for the Anteaters (4-10, 1-1).

Long Beach State shot 56.3 percent (18 for 32) from the floor in the second half to pull away in a game that UC Irvine led 32-31 at halftime.

A 22-8 stretch over an eight-minute stretch of the second half gave the 49ers control. Ware scored nine points during the surge, which culminated with a Robinson jumper that gave Long Beach State a 68-50 lead with 5:30 remaining.

The 49ers, the defending Big West regular-season champion, are battle tested for league play following a non-conference slate that included No. 3 North Carolina, No. 11 Louisville, No. 14 Kansas, No. 23 Kansas State, Pittsburgh, Xavier and Auburn.

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Long Beach State 49ers
T. Robinson, F346-92-5131214
E. Phelps, F273-92-73028
L. Anderson, G366-151-234213
C. Ware, G358-122-220019
J. Ennis, G243-60-05037
M. Caffey274-70-032410
N. Shepherd90-01-20021
C. Jackson40-00-01100
S. Starkey21-20-00002
M. Vantrimpont20-00-00000
Totals 31-608-183381574
California Irvine Anteaters
M. Wilder, F352-52-28237
A. Folker, C160-60-24150
D. Starring, G355-110-033013
C. McNealy, G315-91-251212
D. Flowers, G296-140-044216
W. Davis II223-61-14017
M. Best141-20-04022
C. Woods120-23-41123
M. Bradley40-00-01000
T. Souza20-00-01010
Totals 22-557-1137121860
Big West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UC Davis0-07-225
Cal Poly0-04-5200
UC Irvine0-04-8197
UC Riverside0-03-6267
CSNorthridge 0-01-8349
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