Scores

Final

Long Beach St 80

(16-6, 7-2 Big West)

Cal Poly 77

(11-10, 3-5 Big West)

    10:00 PM ET, February 8, 2007

    Mott Athletics Center, San Luis Obispo, California

    1 2 T
    LBSU 22 5880
    CP 36 4177

    Top Performers

    Long Beach State: K. Houston 22 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast

    Cal Poly: M. Hanson 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Long Beach St. 80, Cal Poly 77

    Associated Press

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) -- Long Beach State guards Kevin Houston and Aaron Nixon combined to score 48 points Thursday as the 49ers remained in first place in the Big West Conference with an 80-77 victory over Cal Poly.

    Houston had 22 points and eight rebounds and made two free throws with 17.1 seconds left to lift the 49ers (16-6, 7-2) to their third straight victory.

    Nixon finished with a game-high 26 points, going 5-of-9 from 3-point range.

    Sterling Byrd, who missed his first three shots from beyond the arc, hit two 3-pointers in the final five minutes and blocked Trae Clark's desperation 3-pointer with 4 seconds remaining to seal the victory.

    Dominique Ricks added 17 points for Long Beach State.

    Cal Poly (11-10, 3-5) was led by Matt Hanson's career-high 19 points off the bench. Derek Stockalper added 17 points for the Mustangs.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LBSU
    CP
    Points 80 77
    FG Made-Attempted 30-61 (.492) 29-63 (.460)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-26 (.385) 9-23 (.391)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-14 (.714) 10-11 (.909)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 14

    2006-07 Season

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