SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Chance Hunter had 16 points as Long Beach State snapped its eight-game road losing streak, edging past UC Santa Barbara 55-52 on Saturday night.
Joshua Morgan had 10 points for Long Beach State (6-12, 1-1 Big West Conference). Michael Carter III added 10 points and six assists.
After falling behind 30-25 at the half, Long Beach State outscored UC Santa Barbara 30-22 in the second half to earn the victory. The Gauchos’ 22 second-half points were a season low for the team.
Amadou Sow had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Gauchos (12-5, 1-1), whose six-game winning streak was broken. He also had seven turnovers. JaQuori McLaughlin added 15 points and six rebounds. Devearl Ramsey had 10 points.
Long Beach State plays UC Davis at home on Thursday. UC Santa Barbara takes on Hawaii on the road next Saturday.