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Mike Caffey scores 20, Long Beach State tops UC Riverside 68-63


LONG BEACH, California — Mike Caffey scored 20 points with five assists and Long Beach State beat UC Riverside 68-63 on Thursday.

Long Beach State (13-11, 7-1 Big West) led by three at the break but slowly built a lead that reached 16 on Travis Hammond's 3-pointer with 9:05 left.

Riverside trimmed the deficit to six with 3:10 left on Austin Quick's jumper, but Caffey made a pair from the line and McKay LaSalle (13 points) drilled a trey at 1:11 to push it back to a 12-point margin.

Caffey was 8 of 11 from the floor with five assists. David Samuels had 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting with 12 rebounds and two blocked shots. The 49ers have won six straight and propelled themselves to a tie at top of the Big West ledger with UC Davis.

UC Riverside (10-12, 3-5) was led by Jaylen Bland and Taylor Johns with 18 points apiece.

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