March 07, 2015

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) David Samuels had 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Travis Hammonds scored 13 to help Long Beach State hold off UC Riverside for a 59-58 win on Saturday night.

Mike Caffey gave the 49ers (16-16, 10-6) a 59-55 lead with 56 seconds left.

Jaylen Bland hit a 3-pointer nine seconds later to pull Riverside (14-16, 7-9 Big West) within one but, after Caffey missed a jumper on the other end, Bland was called for an offensive foul with three seconds to play.

Caffey missed two free throws a second later, but the Highlanders didn't get a shot off.

Bland, Taylor Johns and Nick Gruninger scored 11 apiece for Riverside. Johns added eight rebounds and four assists.

Caffey, Long Beach State's leading scorer (16.3 per game), scored a season-low four points on 2-of-14 shooting, including 0-of-7 3-pointers.

The teams made 21 field goals each, but Riverside made just 8 of 16 free throws and committed 16 turnovers.

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