Long Beach St. 73, Loyola Marymount 70
LOS ANGELES (AP)
James Ennis had 14 points, Deng Deng scored 13 and Kris Gulley had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Long Beach State (3-3). Ennis contributed four points in an 8-0 run that put the 49ers ahead 67-62, and they maintained the lead the rest of the way.
Ashley Hamilton scored 17 points to lead the Lions (3-4), who played their first home game since Nov. 9. Loyola Marymount went 2-3 on the road, including a 1-2 record last weekend in the Alaska Shootout.
Ayodeji Egbeyemi had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Loyola Marymount. C.J. Blackwell added 15 points, all on 3-pointers. He was 5 of 8 from behind the arc for the Lions, who made 13 of 25 to stay close.