Morris helps Long Beach State to first conference win 71-53 over UC Davis

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP)—Donovan Morris had 16 of his 20 points after halftime and Greg Plater scored 18 points Saturday to lead Long Beach State to a 71-53 win over UC Davis.

The 49ers (4-11, 1-3 Big West) snapped a five-game losing streak and won their first conference game of the season.

David Carter had 15 points for UC Davis (7-9, 1-2), which struggled on defense, allowing Long Beach State to penetrate the interior with little resistance and doing little to prevent 49er 3-pointers.

Long Beach State shot 54 percent from the field and went 8-for-18 from behind the 3-point line. UC Davis shot just 36 percent, going 3-for-19 from behind the arc.

Plater had 13 first-half points, leading Long Beach State to a 34-24 halftime lead.

Early in the second half the 49ers ran off eight straight points as part of a 21-5 run that gave them a 57-35 lead with 9:01 to play. Morris scored 13 points during the nine-minute stretch.

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 Top Performers
 UC Davis
D. Carter D. Carter
4-8,  15 Pts
0 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Long Beach St.
G. Plater G. Plater
7-10,  18 Pts
6 Rebs, 4 Assists

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