Long Beach State entered the match as the fifth seed, but lost to eighth-seeded Cal Poly behind a combined 50-point performance between Cal Poly’s stars.
The Walter Pyramid will host the first two rounds of the Big West women’s basketball tournament March 10-11.
The Beach played a close game up until the final frame, led by sophomore Justina King’s 11-point fourth quarter for a win on senior night.
The Beach’s defensive prowess stops Fullerton from making a fourth-quarter comeback.
The Long Beach State women’s basketball team dropped to a sixth-place tie in the Big West after losing its third game in a row.
UCI shot 13-26 from the three-point line to lift itself over Long Beach State on Thursday.
The Beach has already won more Big West Conference games through February than they did all of last season, showing major signs of growth for the young squad.
Defense and clutch shots sparked a come from behind victory over UCSB in the Walter Pyramid.
It will be a battle in the paint as the Beach look to contain Cal Poly’s Sierra Campisano.
With one second left in overtime, Justina King made two free throws to send the game into double overtime, extending the Beach’s three-game winning streak.