Long Beach State never trailed after the first minute, but still had to battle through a gritty contest at CSUN, prevailing 64-58 on the road in Northridge. Travis Hammonds led the 49ers with 16 points off of the bench, while David Samuels had nine along with a career high 16 rebounds as the frountcourt had a big night for the 49ers.
Long Beach State travels to CSUN after a Thursday off for the team's next Big West Conference game this Saturday, January 24. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3, and tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
In front of a sellout Walter Pyramid crowd on Saturday, David Samuels was the only player with a double-double, scoring 15 points with 10 rebounds and holding Alan Williams back defensively as Long Beach State controlled the action throughout in a 69-53 win over UC Santa Barbara.
Long Beach State continues a homestand in the Walter Pyramid Saturday, as the 49ers host UC Santa Barbara at 4 p.m. on ESPN3. The Beach will try to stay unbeaten at home in 2014-15.