Ben Perez
San Diego State holds off Long Beach State 76-72
Ben Perez

San Diego State holds off Long Beach State 76-72

Published Dec. 2, 2015 11:41 a.m. ET

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Trey Kell scored 13 points with a career-high four 3-pointers, Skylar Spencer set a Mountain West Conference record for blocked shots, and San Diego State held off Long Beach State 76-72 on Tuesday night.

Spencer blocked the 245th shot of his career, eclipsing Wyoming's Justin Williams who blocked 244 shots from 2004-06. Spencer's mark ranks fifth nationally among active players.

Dakarai Allen scored 11 points, and Ben Perez and Jeremy Hemsley added 10 each for the Aztecs (5-3), who made 22 of 27 free throws.

Trailing 40-32 at halftime, Long Beach led 53-50 after 3s by Justin Bibbins and Nick Faust, but soon trailed. Faust hit a 3 with 7 seconds left to pull the 49ers within 75-72, but Zylan Cheatham iced it with a free throw and time expired.

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Faust led the 49ers (3-4) with 20 points, Gabe Levin scored 12 with 10 rebounds, and Travis Hammonds added 12 points.

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