Senior Mike Caffey's 27 points not enough in a 79-72 loss.
David Samuels recorded his second straight double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds.
The senior scored a career high 18 points to lead the 49ers.
Long Beach State improves to 8-0 at home in 2014-15.
Caffey scores 27 points to lead the 49ers to a win in the Black and Blue Rivalry.
LONG BEACH STATE (2013-14): Started six games while playing in 30 in his first season at The Beach ... Started the first five games of the year ... Scored six points in his Division I debut against Hawaii Pacific ... Scored eight points at Arizona, and matched that effort with eight points against Loyola Marymount ... Scored nine points with three 3-pointers against UC Davis, a career high ... Finished the year with a 2.8 points per game average.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Spent his sophomore season at Saddleback CC in Mission Viejo, Calif. ... Named the Saddleback College Male Athlete of the Year after leading the men's basketball team to a 27-5 overall record and a 12-0 league mark ... Led the Gauchos by scoring 12.1 points per game in conference play ... Averaged 7.7 points per game over the season ... Shot 37.3 percent from 3-point range, making 72 of 193 attempts on the season ... Started 19 straight games to end the year ... Scored a season-high 18 points against Riverside CC ... Spent his freshman year at the College of Eastern Utah ... Averaged 10.5 points per game in 28 games played.
HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 14.7 points per game as a senior at Bountiful HS under head coach Mike Maxwell ... Led the team in scoring ... Scored in double-digits in 23 of 26 games, including a season high of 26 points against Northridge HS ... Also made 97 steals during the season ... Helped the Braves to a 20-6 overall record in 2010-11.
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