Cal State Long Beach lost its 22nd game of the season Thursday night, this time an 81-69 setback to Utah State in front of a crowd of 1,015 in the 49ers' gym.
The 49ers, who will end their season Saturday with the worst record in school history, were plagued by poor shooting.
"We had a lot of shots," Long Beach Coach Ron Palmer said. "Our percentage of missed shots around the basket would be astounding."
Not only did the 49ers have a lot of shots (72), they had a lot more than Utah State (48). The Aggies, however, made most of theirs.
Utah State, concentrating on sharp passing to produce layups, shot 62.5%, while the 49ers shot 34.7%.
Utah State pulled away from a 36-32 halftime lead behind senior guard Vince Washington, who scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half. Forward Greg Grant added 19 points and had six blocked shots.