Spencer scores 16, Long Beach State beats D-II Tampa 87-60

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A.J. Spencer scored 16 to lead five Long Beach State players in double figures as the 49ers beat Tampa 87-60 Saturday night.

Travis Hammonds and Noah Blackwell scored 13 apiece, Roschon Prince added 11 and Nick Faust had 10 points for Long Beach State (6-6).

Long Beach State took a 38-29 lead into halftime. Hammonds and Justin Bibbins hit back-to-back 3-pointers before a dunk by Mason Riggins capped an 8-0 run to start the second half. Tampa trailed by double figures the rest of the way.

Marcel Robinson led Tampa with 15 points, all on 3-pointers.

Long Beach State outrebounded the Spartans 46-34, including 15-8 on the offensive glass.

The teams combined to make 15 of 42 (36 percent) free throws.

The game served as an exhibition for Division II Tampa.

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