Exactly one month ago the Cal Poly men’s basketball blew a nine point halftime lead as Long Beach State exploded for a 52 point second half.

Tonight the Mustangs will try and avenge the loss and increase their third-place cushion in the Big West with one month of regular season remaining.

Long Beach State enters the game at 10-10 overall and 5-4 in the Big West, good enough for fourth in the Big West behind Cal Poly.

The 49ers are led by Jibril Hodges with 14.7 points-per-game while Aaron Nixon averages 12.8 points-per-game and Shawn Hawkins puts in 12.1 per-game.

The 49ers lead the conference in team scoring at 82.2 points-per-game but give up close to 80 per-game as well.

Cal Poly will rely on points from its leading scorers, Dawin Whiten (13.3), Derek Stockalper (12.8) and Tyler McGinn (8.3). McGinn has had the hot hand as of late and was Big West player of the week two weeks ago.

The game can be seen live at 7:35 p.m. by going to www.gopoly.com. You can also check out the action at http://www.cstv.com/ot/bigwest-aa.html.

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