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Robinson and Ware set records in 89-69 win at UC Davis

Feb. 11, 2012

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DAVIS, Calif. - Long Beach State's 89-69 win over UC Davis Saturday night was a record setting night for the 49ers and seniors T.J. Robinson and Casper Ware.

Robinson finished with 11 rebounds and in the process became the Big West career leader in rebounds with 1,119. He passed Cal State Fullerton's Tony Neal who set the record with 1,115 boards from 1981-1985. Robinson had his 51st career double-double in the game with 14 points to go with the 11 boards.

Ware moved into sole possession of first on the career assist list at Long Beach State, passing Billy Walker who played at LBSU from 1984-88. Ware finished with 16 points and two assists, running his career total to 509 assists.

Eugene Phelps matched his career-high with 23 points, while grabbing nine boards. It was Phelps third career 20-point game, all coming against UC Davis. Larry Anderson added 15 points, four rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

The 49ers finished making 51.5 percent (35-of-68) of their shots, while holding UC Davis (2-22, 1-11 Big West) to 43.4 percent (23-of-53) shooting.

Long Beach State (19-6, 12-0 Big West) won its 12th straight game. The 49ers also extended their Big West Conference winning streak to 20 games, and their Big West road winning streak to 11.

UC Davis took advantage of four early Long Beach State turnovers to take an 8-6 lead into the first media timeout. Tyrell Corbin scored four of the Aggies points as they made 3-of-8 shots. LBSU went just 2-for-6 during the same stretch with Anderson and Ware hitting 3-pointers.

Ware kept the hot hand adding five more points on a 3-pointer and a pull up jumper to push LBSU to an 18-15 lead. Robinson added five points and four early rebounds to help the 49ers take the lead at the second media timeout.



The 49ers got in a rhythm coming out of the timeout going on a 11-0 run, while making 5-of-8 shots over the next 3:27 with Ware capping it with a long three. Phelps scored six of the points, with a pair of baskets and two free throws.

The Aggies narrowed the lead to nine after trailing by as many as 15, but the 49ers responded with a three from Peter Pappageorge and a jam by Phelps to get the lead back to 14, 38-24, with 1:50 to play.

Another Pappageorge three made it a 41-24 game, and then Anderson picked up a steal and a hoop to push the lead to 19 with 1:10 to play. Anderson scored again and was fouled off a nice pass from Nick Shepherd. Anderson made the free throw to make it a 22-point game at the half.

Ware led LBSU before the break with 11 points, while Phelps added 10, Anderson eight and Robinson seven. The 49ers made 54.5 percent (18-of-33) of their shots, including 42.9 percent (6-of-14) from three. Long Beach State held UC Davis to 32 percent (8-of-25) shooting, including just 27.3 percent (3-of-11) from three. The 49ers also outrebounded UCD 19-13 in the half and committed four fewer turnovers (10-6).

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