Fresno State vs Long Beach State

Bulldogs' fast start leaves Long Beach St. in wake, 106-70


LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Jaron Hopkins scored 26 points and Deshon Taylor added 23 points and Fresno State was never threatened in its 106-70 win over Long Beach State Saturday night.

Hopkins finished 10-of-13 shooting and was 6 of 7 from the free-throw line while Taylor shot 6 of 11 and missed only one of 10 free throws.

Fresno State (6-2) raced to a 21-1 lead as Hopkins scored 10 points all on layups. Temidayo Yussuf's 3-point play off a jumpshot 7 1/2 minutes in was the 49ers">49ers' first field goal.

In the first half, the Bulldogs shot 61.3 percent (19 of 31) including 7 for 13 from 3-point range and grabbed 21 rebounds with eight on the offensive end. Long Beach St. (3-5) was 8 for 23 shooting and managed just eight boards.

The Bulldogs led 51-28 at halftime and extended it to 72-40 when Jahmel Taylor buried a 3-pointer with 12:19 left. Taylor scored 17 shooting 5 for 6 from the 3-point line.

Yussuf lead the 49ers 13 points.

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Fresno State Bulldogs
S. Bittner, F231-50-05333
B. Williams, F192-30-02144
D. Taylor, G286-119-1030323
J. Hopkins, G2710-136-743326
R. Bowles Jr., G254-63-373312
T. Carter II284-62-251310
J. Taylor276-80-036217
J. McWilliams153-50-03017
M. Fitzgerald-Warren30-00-00000
L. Rojas30-00-01100
G. Dekoninck10-00-00000
N. Grimes12-50-03014
Totals 38-6220-22401823106
Long Beach State 49ers
G. Levin, F200-65-83045
M. Riggins, F202-42-41126
B. Alberts, G241-60-02032
D. Booker, G243-53-421111
B. Ogalue, G182-60-01105
J. Griffin184-80-000111
E. Maxhuni162-32-21248
J. Roberts151-30-01312
K. Byers142-20-14135
T. Yussuf144-55-510213
J. Jackson70-00-00000
L. Williams60-11-20001
Q. Shropshire40-11-21001
Totals 21-5019-281892170
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