Long Beach State rode a 9-0 run to take a 53-50 lead at No. 9 Texas Saturday, but the Longhorns answered with a run of their own, and held off a tough 49er challenge in a 78-68 defeat. Mike Caffey led Long Beach State with 23 points, while Jack Williams added nine points and five rebounds for LBSU.
The Long Beach State women's basketball team grinded out its ninth-straight win as it pulled away late in the second half to defeat Pacific, 53-43, in the final game of the Beach Classic Saturday evening at the Walter Pyramid.
Long Beach State continues their six-game road swing with two ranked opponents, traveling first to No. 9 Texas. The 49ers face off with the Longhorns at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 20. The game will be broadcast live on the Longhorn Network.
The Long Beach State women's basketball team scored a season-high 47 points in the second half to run away with an 85-60 victory over Florida Atlantic in the first game of the Beach Classic Friday evening at the Walter Pyramid.
Women's Basketball | Sophomore
Sophomore Raven Benton was named to the Beach Classic All-Tournament Team after registering 18 points and eight rebounds in the championship game vs. Pacific, helping the 49ers go 3-0 last week.