Cal Poly hosts Traore and Long Beach State

Cal Poly Mustangs (7-9, 1-3 Big West) at Long Beach State Beach (7-9, 1-3 Big West)

Long Beach, California; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Long Beach State hosts the Cal Poly Mustangs after Lassina Traore scored 22 points in Long Beach State’s 87-70 loss to the UC Irvine Anteaters.

The Beach are 3-3 in home games. Long Beach State is fourth in college basketball with 38.1 rebounds led by Traore averaging 9.5.

The Mustangs are 1-3 against Big West opponents. Cal Poly is 3-5 against opponents over .500.

The Beach and Mustangs meet Thursday for the first time in conference play this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Joel Murray is scoring 15.7 points per game with 3.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists for the Beach. Traore is averaging 11.1 points and 9.5 rebounds while shooting 50.3% over the past 10 games for Long Beach State.

Alimamy Koroma is averaging 11.4 points and 5.1 rebounds for the Mustangs. Chance Hunter is averaging 1.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Cal Poly.

LAST 10 GAMES: Beach: 4-6, averaging 79.6 points, 40.9 rebounds, 15.4 assists, 7.1 steals and 2.8 blocks per game while shooting 45.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 75.6 points per game.

Mustangs: 4-6, averaging 58.7 points, 29.6 rebounds, 10.0 assists, 5.2 steals and 2.0 blocks per game while shooting 40.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 61.1 points.

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