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Long Beach State 49ers (16-17)


Fri. 2/27 Sat. 2/28 Thu. 3/5 Sat. 3/7 Thu. 3/12
@ Hawaii 
L 59-78
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vs. CSF 
W 70-47
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vs. CS-Nr 
W 69-58
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@ CalRv 
W 59-58
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vs. Hawaii 
L 72-79
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Hawaii advances past Long Beach State in Big West 79-72

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Garrett Nevels scored 17 points and fifth-seeded Hawaii advanced in the Big West tournament past fourth-seeded Long Beach State 79-72 on Thursday.

Hawaii (21-12) will face UC Davis (25-5) in the semifinals on Friday. Aaron Valdes added 14 points, Isaac Fleming had 11 and Quincy Smith contributed 10.

It was tied at 70 after Michael Caffey's jumper for Long Beach with 4:07 to go. Nevels made a jumper, and then Smith made a pair of layups and Hawaii led by five with 2:48 left.

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Leaders
Points: M. Caffey16.2
Rebounds: D. Samuels7.4
Assists: M. Caffey3.6
FG%: M. Caffey43.4%
FT%: M. Caffey72.8%
3P%: M. LaSalle36.4%
Steals: M. Caffey1.8
Blocks: D. Samuels0.7
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky38-0
2 Villanova33-3
3 Wisconsin35-3
4 Duke33-4
5 Arizona34-4
6 Virginia30-4
7 Gonzaga35-3
8 Notre Dame32-6
9 Iowa State25-9
10 Kansas27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky38-0
2 Villanova33-3
3 Wisconsin35-3
4 Arizona34-4
5 Duke33-4
6 Virginia30-4
7 Gonzaga35-3
8 Notre Dame32-6
9 UNI31-4
10 Iowa State25-9
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Big West Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
UC Davis 14-2 25-7
UC Irvine 11-5 21-13
UC Santa Barbara 11-5 19-14
Long Beach State 10-6 16-17
Hawaii 8-8 22-13
UC Riverside 7-9 14-17
Cal Poly 6-10 13-16
CSUN 4-12 9-24
Cal State Fullerton 1-15 9-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 66.3 (206)
Rebounds: 11.2 (134)
Assists: 11.2 (278)
FG%: 42.1% (248)
FT%: 68.3% (216)
3P%: 34.2% (181)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 67.3 (192)
Rebounds: 22.9 (233)
Assists: 12.7 (222)
FG%: 42.5% (145)
FT%: 70.4% (253)
3P%: 33.0% (110)
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