March 05, 2016

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Nick Faust scored 19 points with six rebounds, and Travis Hammonds made two free throws with ten seconds left as Long Beach State beat Hawaii 74-72 on Saturday night.

Hawaii (24-5, 13-3 Big West) shares the Big West regular-season title with UC Irvine but earned the No. 1 seed in next week's conference tournament. Long Beach State (18-13, 12-4) is the No. 3 seed.

Aaron Valdes hit a 3 for Hawaii to put the Rainbow Warriors up 69-60 with 5:48 to go.

The 49ers' A.J. Spencer made 1 of 2 free throws then hit a 3 to make it 69-64. Gabe Levin made two free throws and Faust hit a pair to make it 69-68.

Valdes made 1 of 2 free throws and Sai Tummala hit a jumper for Hawaii to make it 72-68 with 2:56 left.

Levin and Faust then made back-to-back layups to tie it at 72 before Hammonds game-winning free throws.

Valdes led Hawaii with 19 points and Stefan Jankovic had 14 rebounds.

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