Long Beach St. 78, Iowa 72

Greg Plater scored 18 points, T.J. Robinson contributed a

double-double that included 15 rebounds and Long Beach State

defeated Iowa 78-72 Monday in the Paradise Jam tournament.

Eugene Phelps added 16 points for the 49ers (3-2) while Robinson

and Casper Ware each had 14.

The Hawkeyes (2-3) led for most of the first half and carried a

33-31 advantage into the intermission, but Larry Anderson’s

3-pointer three seconds into the second half gave Long Beach State

a lead it maintained for nearly six minutes. That ended when Bryce

Cartwright’s layup gave the Hawkeyes a one-point lead, 45-44 with

14:10 left.

Robinson erased for that one-point deficit for good seven

seconds later, scoring on a layup.

Cartwright led Iowa with 17 points, while Eric May added 15.

Long Beach State got all but four of its points from its

starting lineup.