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Caffey scores 14; LBSU advances to Big West semis with 66-56 win over Cal State Fullerton

  • Long Beach State players celebrates a 3-point basket against Cal State Fullerton in the second half of NCAA college basketball game in the Big West Conference men's tournament in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, March 13, 2014. Long Beach State won 66-56. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    Long Beach State players celebrates a 3-point basket against Cal State Fullerton in the second half of NCAA college basketball game in the Big West Conference men's tournament in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, March 13, 2014. Long Beach State won 66-56. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cal State Fullerton forward Steve McClellan, right, and Long Beach State forward Dan Jennings go for the ball in front of Fullerton forward Marquis Horne, left, in the second half of NCAA college basketball game in the Big West Conference men's tournament in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, March 13, 2014. Long Beach State won 66-56. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    Cal State Fullerton forward Steve McClellan, right, and Long Beach State forward Dan Jennings go for the ball in front of Fullerton forward Marquis Horne, left, in the second half of NCAA college basketball game in the Big West Conference men's tournament in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, March 13, 2014. Long Beach State won 66-56. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Long Beach State head coach Don Monson yells at a referee during the first half of NCAA college basketball game against Cal State Fullerton in the Big West Conference tournament in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, March 13, 2014.  (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    Long Beach State head coach Don Monson yells at a referee during the first half of NCAA college basketball game against Cal State Fullerton in the Big West Conference tournament in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)  (The Associated Press)

Mike Caffey scored 14 points and No. 3 seed Long Beach State beat sixth-seeded Cal State Fullerton 66-56 in the first round of the Big West Conference tournament Thursday.

Tyler Lamb added 13 points, Travis Hammonds scored 12 and A.J. Spencer 10 for LBSU (15-16), which has now advanced to at least the semifinals of the Big West Conference tournament in each of coach Dan Monson's seven seasons. They will face fifth-seeded Cal State Northridge in the semifinals Friday.

CS Fullerton had one of its worst shooting performances of the season, shooting 20-of-60 from the field (33 percent), 9-of-28 from 3-point range (32 percent) and 7-of-13 from the free throw line (54 percent). Michael Williams, who came into the game averaging a team-leading 17.6 points, made just 3 of 17 from the field and tied a season-low with 10 points.

Alex Harris led the Titans with 17 points.