FRESNO, Calif. -- Peter Pappageorge scored a career-high 23 points to lead Long Beach State to a 69-61 win over Fresno State on Saturday.
Pappageorge hit four 3-pointers and was 7 of 7 from the line, as he set a career high in a second consecutive game.
But Fresno State was hot first, taking a 14-6 lead on a dunk by Tyler Johnson, who would score 10 points.
At halftime, Pappageorge had scored 17 points and the 49ers were up 37-34.
Fresno State kept knocking. With just over a minute in the game, they cut the lead to five. But James Ennis tipped in a free throw miss and Pappageorge would make four free throws to secure the win.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite