Due to growing threats of the spread of coronavirus, Big West Conference officials canceled the tournament around three hours before the tip-off of the first game. The cancelation aligns with other conferences choosing to cancel tournaments.
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As the lowest-seeded team in the bracket, the Beach will look to pull off a historic upset Thursday to keep its season alive.
Down by one with 2:56 left, the Beach fell behind on a 8-3 Titan run as the final regular-season buzzer sounded.
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.
Storming back from as much an 18-point deficit to the Mustangs, the Beach rode an 18-point second half outburst by lone senior Jordan Griffin into overtime in front of an excited crowd.
In the midst of another two-game skid, Long Beach must approach March with a familiar top-to-bottom commitment to adaptability.
With 1.1 seconds left and the game tied, a shooting foul awarded to Aggies junior forward Kennedy Koehler sealed the Beach’s fate for its ninth loss in the Big West.
The Matadors scored 42 points down the stretch to drop the Beach to 0-16 when allowing more than 70 points.
Denying a second half 16-point Rainbow Warrior comeback, the Beach sealed its third win in its last four games.
Injuries to Chance Hunter and Romelle Mansel combined with UC Irvine’s 44-point second half were too much for Long Beach State to overcome.