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Long Beach State Men’s Basketball Falls In San Francisco

A four-point lead in the opening minutes was the high point for Long Beach State men’s basketball at the University of San Francisco tonight. The Beach (1-2) struggled on the road for the second time in three games and suffered a lopsided 107-62 defeat.

USF (5-2) shot 58 percent fro the floor and made 18 of its 33 shots from 3-point range. Junior Damari Milstead scored a game-high 24 points.

LBSU didn’t have any players score in double digits while shooting 29 percent from the floor. Junior transfer Joe Hampton scored a team-high nine points on 3/12 shooting. Junior Chance Hunter scored eight points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.

After Isaiah Washington game LBSU a 4-0 lead with a fancy layup, USF went on a 13-0 run thanks to hot shooting from behind the arc. The Beach got a spark off the bench from Trevor Irish and tied the game 14-14 after a 10-2 run.

USF extended its lead to 23-14 at the eight-minute timeout, and was up 44-25 by halftime. The Dons stayed hot from the floor and continued to build its lead throughout the second half.

LBSU will take on UCLA in the rescheduled opener at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

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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.