David Samuels powered the way with a career high 16 rebounds for the Beach.
Long Beach State improves to 6-0 this season in the Walter Pyramid.
Caffey scores 27 points to lead the 49ers to a win in the Black and Blue Rivalry.
David Samuels scored a career-high 16 points to lead the 49ers.
49ers have four in double-figures but can't top hot shooting from Syracuse.
Men's basketball USATSI Gallery -- 11/181/14
LONG BEACH STATE (2013-14): Started in 29 games and played in all 32 in his first season at The Beach ... Averaged 6.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game ... Ranked sixth on the team in scoring and second on the team in rebounding ... Ranked 14th in the Big West in rebounding ... Scored in double-figures five times, and had three double-doubles on the year ... Was the team's leading rebounder eight times ... Scored 11 points in his debut against Hawaii Pacific ... Matched that total with 11 points at Washington, adding a season-high four assists ... Nabbed his first double-double with a career-high 15 points and 11 rebounds at NC State ... Put up 10 points and 10 rebounds for a second double-double against UC Davis ... Set a career high with three blocks on the road at UC Davis, scoring eight points with six rebounds ... Closed out the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds against CSUN in the Big West Tournament semifinals.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played for two seasons at Collin College in Plano, Texas, under head coach Jim Signoa ... A two-time first-team all-conference honoree ... Helped lead Collin to a combined 37-14 overall record in his two years ... Led the team in scoring as a sophomore ... Averaged 15.3 points per game while starting all 23 games in 2012-13 ... Also averaged 8.3 rebounds a contest ... Shot 48.7 percent from the field (131-269) and was 9-for-30 from three-point range, shooting 30 percent ... Averaged 11.0 points per game as a freshman, playing in all 28 games and starting 22 ... Also averaged 6.7 rebounds per game in his first season ... Piled up eight double-doubles in two seasons at Collin ... Set a season high with 29 points against Temple CC, and scored in double figures in 19 of 23 games as a sophomore, and 36 of 51 games total in his junior college career ... Improved from 24 blocks as a freshman to 35 as a sophomore in five fewer games.
HIGH SCHOOL: A HS All-American nominee at Phelps Prep ... Also played at Blessed Sacrament HS ... A first-team All-City selection.
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