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Basketball Long Beach State

Long Beach State Men’s Basketball Wins Eleventh Straight Game

Despite being short handed, Long Beach State men’s basketball won its eleventh straight game on Thursday night at Cal State Northridge. The Beach rode a strong performance from freshman Jadon Jones in a 72-59 victory.

Jones, a St. Anthony High alum, scored 17 of his game-high 25 points in the second half while making nine of his 13 field goal attempts, and four of six from 3-point range.

LBSU (15-9, 10-1) is first place in the Big West Conference, and two games ahead of second place. The Beach travels to seventh-place UC Santa Barbara on Saturday.

It took LBSU some time to adjust without the services of Joe Hampton and Jordan Roberts while CSUN (7-17, 3-8) took the lead.

CSUN led by four with just over eight minutes left in the first half when the Beach went on a 17-2 run. LBSU led by as many as 20 in the second half.

LBSU guard Joel Murray finished with 18 points after going 10-for-10 from the free throw line. The 16 assists for the Beach is third-most this season.


The game at UC Santa Barbara on Saturday at 7 p.m. will be covered live on ESPN+.

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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.