Long Beach St. 76, Pacific 66

Casper Ware scored 20 points, T.J. Robinson tied a career high

with 19 rebounds, and Long Beach State used a late run and stellar

free-throw shooting to beat Pacific 76-66 on Saturday.

Ware hit three 3-pointers, giving him 159 for his career and

moving him into fifth place on LBSU’s all-time list. Larry Anderson

chipped in 18 points, and Robinson and James Ennis scored 14 apiece

for the 49ers (12-6, 5-0 Big West), who won their 17th straight at

home and fourth straight against Pacific.

Trevin Harris led the Tigers (5-11, 1-4) with 18 points.

Pacific took its largest lead, 59-53, on a 3-pointer by Fulton

with 5:47 to play. LBSU responded with an 11-1 run, fueled by free

throws and a Ware four-point play, to take control.

The 49ers were just 17 of 46 (37 percent) from the field but

went 35 of 39 (90 percent) from the line.