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