Long Beach St. uses 2nd half run to down UC Riverside 74-68
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) Edon Maxhuni scored 16 points with four 3-pointers and KJ Byers scored 14 points with 11 rebounds and Long Beach State beat UC Riverside 74-68 Saturday night.
Gabe Levin led Long Beach State (9-11, 3-1 Big West) in scoring with 18 points - despite 13 missed shots (6 of 19) - and grabbed eight rebounds.
Long Beach State led by double figures for most of the second half.
The 49ers led 37-29 at halftime before Maxhuni buried back-to-back 3s, Levin threw down a dunk and Byers added a layup, all in succession in less than a two-minute span and the lead was 53-38. Later, Byers and Riggins added back-to-back dunks and the lead was 65-44.
Alex Larsson led UC Riverside (5-13, 0-4) with 10 points, but the Highlanders had 12 of 14 players who saw action get into the scoring column and all 14 had at least two shot attempts.
Updated January 13, 2018