Long Beach St. 75, Cal St.-Fullerton 74

BY foxsports • February 19, 2009

Larry Anderson scored 16 points, including the game-winning free throw, as Long Beach State beat Cal State Fullerton 75-74 on Wednesday. Stephan Gilling added 17 points for Long Beach State (13-11, 8-4 Big West), which avenged a one-pount loss to the Titans last month. Fullerton (13-13, 7-7) led 70-69 before Anderson hit two free throws with 32 seconds left. The Titans played for the last shot, but Aaron Thompson lost the ball as he dribbled across the top of the key. Anderson dove for the loose ball and flung it toward mid-court as the buzzer sounded. Josh Akognon scored 27 points for Fullerton, including 5-for-8 from 3-point range. Long Beach State led most of the first half and took a five-point lead into the second half. Fullerton rallied for its biggest lead of the game at 58-52 with 9:13 to play. The lead changed hands seven times in the final 6:32.

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