LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -Casper Ware scored 17 points and Long Beach State rallied in the second half to defeat UC Irvine 55-53 Saturday night.
T.J. Robinson added 11 points for the 49ers (7-9, 1-2 Big West), who ended a five-game losing streak.
Eric Wise had a team-high 12 points for the Anteaters (8-8, 2-2).
Ware scored 12 of his points after halftime and hit the game-winning shot with 1:34 to play, breaking a 53-all tie.
UC Irvine led 25-21 at halftime but made only 9-of-26 shots (34.6 percent) in the second half.
Long Beach State was 14 of 29 (48.3 percent) from the field after intermission.
Neither team led by more than seven points.
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