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UC Riverside beats Long Beach State 69-67 in OT

Jan 3, 2010 - 6:19 AM RIVERSIDE, Calif.(AP) -- Kyle Austin scored 20 points and Larry Gurganious added 18 to lead UC Riverside to a 69-67 overtime victory over Long Beach State Saturday night.

Austin and Gurganious grabbed seven rebounds each, and Bryson Hampton added 10 points for the Highlanders (7-6, 0-1 Big West).

Casper Ware and Greg Plater led Long Beach State (6-8, 0-1) with 17 points each. T.J. Robinson had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Turnovers made the difference as the 49ers committed 15 miscues that UC Riverside converted for 19 points. The Highlanders committed eight turnovers for eight Long Beach State points.

UC Riverside shot just 24 percent in the first half to trail 28-21 at halftime. The Highlanders improved their second-half shooting to 55.6 percent and closed the gap to 63-63 at the end of regulation.

The 49ers made just 1 of 6 from the field in overtime.