UCSB 58 at Long Beach St. 70

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Long Beach State beats UC Santa Barbara 70-58
Thursday, Feb 23, 2012

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP)—Casper Ware scored 16 points and Long Beach State clinched a share of the Big West regular-season title with a 70-58 victory over UC Santa Barbara Wednesday night.

Eugene Phelps and James Ennis had 14 points each for Long Beach State. The 49ers (20-7, 13-0), the defending Big West champions, will be the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament that begins March 8 in Anaheim, Calif.

Long Beach State had a 12-game winning streak snapped Saturday at Creighton.

Orlando Johnson led the Gauchos (15-9, 9-4) with 20 points. James Nunnally had 13 points and 12 rebounds for UCSB.

Long Beach State coach Dan Monson won his 250th game in a 15-year career. He also coached at Gonzaga and Minnesota.

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 UCSB
Orlando Johnson Orlando Johnson
8-16,  20 Pts
7 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Long Beach St.
James Ennis James Ennis
4-8,  14 Pts
7 Rebs, 2 Assists

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