LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- James Ennis scored 19 points and Long Beach State won its season opener on Saturday, defeating North Alabama 75-65.
Ennis, the lone returning starter from last year's Big West Conference champions, was 6 of 10 from the field and added six rebounds. Reserves Kris Gulley and Deng Deng scored 11 points apiece, with Gulley and Dan Jennings grabbing a team-high seven rebounds for the 49ers.
It was the first meeting between the schools.
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