- Associated Press - Friday, January 31, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) - Mike Caffey had 29 points and A.J. Spencer had 24 - both career highs - to lead Long Beach State over Hawaii 92-83 on Thursday night.

Caffey was 10 of 14 from the field, Spencer was 8 of 10, and the 49ers (8-12, 4-2 Big West Conference) moved into a three-way tie with UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara for first place in the Big West.

Caffey’s 3-pointer with 2:30 to go put the 49ers up by five and Tyler Lamb’s floater on the next LBSU possession extended the lead to 81-74 with 1:47 to go. Hawaii never got closer than five points from there.

The Warriors (14-6, 3-3) scored just enough to eclipse their 17th-ranked 82.7 points per game, but fell short of the 49ers by allowing LBSU to shoot 60 percent (33 of 55) from the field.

Christian Standhardinger and Garrett Nevels led Hawaii with 18 points each.


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