LONG BEACH, Calif. — Temidayo Yussuf and Evan Payne each scored 18 points, and Payne's basket at the end of regulation gave Long Beach State momentum into overtime to beat UC Davis 78-69 Thursday night.
Long Beach state (12-16, 7-5 Big West) took the lead for good on a free throw, and Justin Bibbins and Payne each buried 3s, and the 49ers led 63-58 with 3:02 left in the extra session.
At the end of regulation, Payne tied the game at 55 with 2.6 seconds left on a runner from about 11 feet out. Darius Graham took the rebound and dribbled to within a foot from the half court line but his 3-point heave bounced off the rim at the buzzer.
Roschon Prince scored 12 points and Mason Riggins had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the 49ers.
Siler Schneider led UC Davis (16-10, 8-3) with 21 points, Brynton Lemar had 15, J.T. Adenrele had 12, Darius Graham added 11, and Chima Moneke collected 13 rebounds.
Long Beach State coach Dan Monson now is seventh place in Big West history with 103 wins in 10 seasons.
By The Associated Press