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Long Beach St. holds off Cal State Fullerton 75-66
Friday, Mar 15, 2013

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)—James Ennis scored 15 points, Deng Deng had 12 and top seeded Long Beach State advanced in the Big West Conference tournament with a 75-66 win over Cal State Fullerton on Thursday night.

Tied at 18 with 12:31 to play before halftime, Ennis hit back-to-back layups to spark a 23-13 run by Long Beach State (19-12) to end the first half with a 41-31 lead. The 49ers trailed only once in the contest when Alex Harris made a 3-pointer to make it 3-2 Titans in the first minute of the game.

Harris and Kwame Vaughn each had 19 points for eighth-seeded Cal State Fullerton (14-18), which had 18 assists as a team.

The 49ers are a perfect 3-0 against the Cal State Fullerton this season.

Long Beach State will play in the semifinals Friday against fourth-seeded UC Irvine, which beat No. 5 Hawaii 71-60.

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 CSU Fullerton
Alex Harris Alex Harris
8-14,  19 Pts
5 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Long Beach St.
James Ennis James Ennis
7-12,  15 Pts
9 Rebs, 2 Assists

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