Long Beach State records its third 20-win season under Dan Monson.
Nick Faust led the way with a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds.
Long Beach State opens the postseason Thursday night against UC Riverside.
Travis Hammonds scored a career high 27 points in the loss.
The Beach improves to 3-0 for the first time since the 1993-94 season.
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LONG BEACH STATE (2014-15): Played in 25 games as a sophomore, starting three … Improved throughout the year … Averaged 6.4 points per game on the season … Raised that number to 8.3 points per game during Big West play, third on the team … Scored eight points in his second game of the season against Nevada … Set a season high by scoring 16 points off of the bench in a win at CSUN … Led the 49ers with 12 points, coming off of the bench against Hawai’i … That game capped a three-game stretch of double-figure scoring … Grabbed eight rebounds in the return game at Hawai’i … Led the Beach with 16 points against Cal State Fullerton with four rebounds and two steals in his first start of the season … Led LBSU in scoring for the fourth time with 13 points at UC Riverside … Set a career high with 11 rebounds in the Big West Tournament quarterfinals against Hawai’i … Finished the season 10th in 3-point percentage in Big West play at 42.1 percent.
(2013-14): Had a breakout freshman year after joining the team midseason … Made two starts and played in 20 games after enrolling for the second semester … Fifth on the team in scoring average with 6.5 points per game … Shot 37.2 percent on 3-pointers … Reached double-figures six times … Scored 12 points with three steals and three rebounds in his fourth game against UC Irvine … Set a career high with 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting against UC Davis with six rebounds … Put up a double-double on the road at UC Irvine with 10 points and a career-high 10 rebounds … Scored 12 points with three 3-pointers in a Big West Tournament win over Cal State Fullerton.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-star recruit as rated by ESPN … Played his senior season at Gray Military Academy after spending three years are Richland Northeast … An all-state selection as a junior … Selected to participate in the Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic in 2012 … Helped lead the Cavaliers to a 20-4 record as a junior.
Points: 20, vs. UC Davis, 1/11/14
Rebounds: 11, vs. Hawai’i, 3/12/15
Assists: 4, 2x, last vs. UC Riverside, 3/8/14
Steals: 3, 5x, last at CS Fullerton, 1/29/15
Blocks: 2, vs. Hawai’i, 1/31/15
3-FG Made: 3, vs. CS Fullerton, 3/13/14
FG Made: 7, vs. UC Davis, 1/11/14
FT Made: 6, at CSUN, 1/24/15
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