Long Beach St. 64, Auburn 43

Larry Anderson scored 16 points, and Eugene Phelps and Casper
Ware added 13 each as Long Beach State beat Auburn 64-43 on Friday
night in the semifinals of the Diamond Head Classic.

The 49ers (7-5) put the game away with a 16-0 run for a 62-38
lead with 3:26 remaining. Ware scored eight points during the
spurt, including a pair of 3-pointers. Auburn (8-2) went more than
nine minutes between field goals.

Long Beach State will play Kansas State in Sunday’s final.

T.J. Robinson grabbed nine rebounds and Phelps had eight as the
49ers held a 43-25 advantage on the boards.

Auburn finished 15 of 57 from the field. The Tigers’ only threat
was Frankie Sullivan, who finished with 22 points on 8 of 16
shooting.