Long Beach State Falls To Fresno State
Temidayo Yussuf led three players in double-figures for Long Beach State.
Long Beach, Calif. -
An ice cold start for Long Beach State ruined the chances for victory in the team's return to the Walter Pyramid, as Fresno State won 106-70 on Saturday afternoon.
Long Beach State (3-6) went 1-for-4 in two trips to the foul line in the team's two first possessions, and Fresno State (6-2) would open up a 21-1 lead in just over the first six minutes. The Beach started the game 1-for-11 from the field, with a Temidayo Yussuf three-point play finally giving LBSU the team's first field goal of the game.
The lead would increase to as many as 29 points in the first half. While Long Beach State was able to keep the lead from increasing until the late going of the contest, the Beach would never pull within 20 points on the way to the loss.
"Well that wasn't just disappointing, it was embarrassing," said head coach Dan Monson following the game. "I really felt like when we came back today, we would have some good energy, with a good crowd and it being exciting to be home, but unfortunately, we didn't have any. It's humbling. We've got to bounce back in less than 24 hours."
Yussuf led the team with 13 points off of the bench, while Jordan Griffin had 11 points with a pair of steals. Jaron Hopkins led five Bulldogs in double-figures with 26 points.
Long Beach State will have a quick turnaround, hosting Stanford at 2 p.m. on Sunday, also in the Walter Pyramid. Fans are encouraged to bring a teddy bear for this year's Teddy Bear Toss at halftime, benefiting Spark of Love.
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