HONOLULU -- Larry Anderson scored 16 points, and Eugene Phelps and Casper Ware added 13 each as Long Beach State beat Auburn 64-43 on Friday night in the semifinals of the Diamond Head Classic.
The 49ers (7-5) put the game away with a 16-0 run for a 62-38 lead with 3:26 remaining. Ware scored eight points during the spurt, including a pair of 3-pointers. Auburn (8-2) went more than nine minutes between field goals.Long Beach State will play Kansas State in Sunday's final.T.J. Robinson grabbed nine rebounds and Phelps had eight as the 49ers held a 43-25 advantage on the boards.Auburn finished 15 of 57 from the field. The Tigers' only threat was Frankie Sullivan, who finished with 22 points on 8 of 16 shooting.