The 1st game in the Advocare-Invitational was Long Beach State and Missouri. Fans in Orlando were not happy to find out Michael Porter Jr. was not going to be playing due to an injury that will side line him for most of the season. We pray for a speedy recovery. The Tigers wasted no time in the game. They jumped out to a 13-2 lead with the help of strong defense and 3 pointers by Cullen VanLeer and Jordan Geist. The 49ers Gabe Levin and KJ Byers did all they could to make sure the game did not get ugly but they were still down 43-21 at the half.
The 2nd half did not get any better for Long Beach State. Their shots were just not falling. The team was 19-54 from the field and 4-17 from behind the arc. When you add in 19 turnovers you see why the score ended 95-58.