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SF Austin 68

(23-3, 13-2 Southland)

Long Beach St 60

(17-10, 13-2 Big West)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    9:00 PM ET, February 22, 2013

    Walter Pyramid, Long Beach, California

    1 2 T
    SFA 31 3768
    LBSU 30 3060

    Top Performers

    Stephen F. Austin: H. Bateman 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 6 Ast, 4 Stl

    Long Beach St: M. Caffey 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Stl

    Stephen F. Austin 68, Long Beach St. 60

    Associated Press

    LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Antonio Bostic scored 21 points and Stephen F. Austin defeated Long Beach State 68-60 in a matchup of conference leaders Friday night.

    Taylor Smith and Hal Bateman scored 15 points apiece for the Lumberjacks (23-3), who share the top spot in the Southland Conference with Northwestern State.

    Stephen F. Austin has kept opponents to fewer than 70 points in each of their last 58 games, and has allowed just 49 points per game this season, best in Division I. But offensively on Friday, they shot 57 percent -- including 72 percent (13 of 18) in the second half.

    Mike Caffey had 24 points to lead all scorers for Long Beach State (17-10), which fell to 12-2 at home. James Ennis added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

    The 49ers have clinched a share of the Big West title with three conference games remaining.

    The game was part of the BracketBusters series.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SFA
    LBSU
    Points 68 60
    FG Made-Attempted 26-46 (.565) 22-50 (.440)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-10 (.500) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-26 (.423) 11-17 (.647)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 2

    2012-13 Season

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