LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Temidayo Yussuf had 19 points and 13 rebounds, Deishuan Booker scored 17 of his 21 points after halftime and Long Beach State beat Southern Utah 82-71 on Wednesday night.
LBSU closed the first half on a 19-6 spurt to lead 33-32, helped by a 15-0 advantage in second-chance points. Yussuf scored 14 points in the half.
Andre Adams pulled Southern Utah within 64-61 with 5:41 to go, but Booker answered with a 4-point play. Ron Freeman's dunk a minute later made it 75-63.
Bryan Alberts added 10 points for LBSU (3-7). The 49ers outrebounded Southern Utah 51-35 and had 23 second-chance points. Booker missed all three of his field goals in the first half and was 5 of 6 in the second half with six free throws.
Adams scored 18 points, Cameron Oluyitan had 14 and Jacob Calloway 12 for Southern Utah (4-2).
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