Long Beach State routs UC Riverside 75-35

The Associated Press

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Tony Freeland scored 14 points and Long Beach State routed UC Riverside 75-35 on Saturday.

Eleven players scored for the Big West-leading 49ers (16-9, 12-2 Big West), who led 31-19 at halftime and opened it up early in the second half. They closed the game with a 28-5 run and made 53 percent of their shots from the field.

James Ennis scored 12 points and Deng Deng added 10 for Long Beach State.

Taylor Johns led the Highlanders (5-20, 2-11) with 10 points. Riverside shot 24 percent from the field and has lost seven in a row.

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