Basketball Long Beach State

Long Beach State Men’s Basketball Wins Third Straight

Long Beach State men’s basketball found its offensive rhythm on the road Thursday night and beat UC San Diego 87-69 for its third consecutive victory.

The Beach (7-9, 2-1) had five players score in double-figures as Colin Slater and Joel Murray both scored 20 points. Aboubacar Traore chipped in 14 points, nine rebounds and three blocks while Jordan Roberts and Joe Hampton both scored 10 points.

LBSU went on a 14-4 run early and held UCSD to just 21 points in the first half. The Beach led by 20 at halftime.

As part of Big West guidelines, UC San Diego is playing a full conference schedule but the games against the Tritons will not count towards the league standings.

LBSU returns to Walter Pyramid on Saturday to host UC Irvine. Tip time for that game has moved to 1 p.m., as the game will now be broadcast live on Spectrum SportsNet as the Big West Game of the Week.


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.