Basketball Long Beach State

Long Beach State Men’s Basketball Beats Hawaii

This roller coaster season continued for Long Beach State men’s basketball with a 50-49 upset win at Hawaii on Wednesday night. It’s the first LBSU win on the island since 2016, and its the first Big West home loss for Hawaii.

“We knew that we had no chance trying to run with (HawaiI) and try to outscore them, so we needed to control the tempo and make this an ugly game, and that’s what the guys did,” LBSU coach Dan Monson said. “They really bought into the game plan and we won that game on the defensive end.”

LBSU held Hawaii to 33.3 percent shooting and a season-low points, while freshman Joshua Morgan scored a team-high 11 points with a notable three blocks. His 60 blocks are a single season record at the Beach.

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LBSU (9-17, 3-6) hosts UC Riverside at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

LBSU Mens Basketball on Twitter

Final shot is offline and Long Beach State hands UH their first conference loss at home in a battle, 50-49! #GoBeach https://t.co/9EfiCdIhgB

JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.
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