Long Beach State defeats Temple 76-71

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP)—Donovan Morris scored 23 points and T.J. Robinson scored a career-high 18 points to lead Long Beach State to a 76-71 victory over Temple on Monday.

Morris made five free throws in the final 1:20 to seal the win for the 49ers (5-6) and help snap Long Beach State’s five-game losing streak. Morris also had nine rebounds and five assists.

Trailing 71-61 with 1:09 to play, Temple’s Dionte Christmas and T.J. Dileo hit back to back 3-pointers to cut the 49ers’ lead to four. However, Stephan Gilling hit two free throws with 32 seconds left, and Morris did the rest from the line.

Gilling finished with 15 points for the 49ers. Christmas, after being shut out in the first half, scored 19 points.

Sergio Olmos scored 13 points and Lavoy Allen grabbed 11 rebounds for the Owls.

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 Top Performers
 Temple
Lavoy Allen Lavoy Allen
4-7,  10 Pts
11 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Long Beach St.
Donovan Morris Donovan Morris
7-13,  23 Pts
9 Rebs, 5 Assists

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