Long Beach State's loss to Washington was disappointing enough as it stood for coach Dan Monson.
"I think the biggest thing we wanted to do was to compete better and to try to disrupt them on the
defensive end," said Monson after the game. "That is where I was most disappointed. I mean we scored 75 points, and that was enough for Kentucky, but to give up 102 points is something that we just can’t let happen. That was what I was most disappointed in."
However, it only gets worse with news of the loss of star guard Larry Anderson, as described by a report from the LBSU sports information department.
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Falling 102-75 at Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Tuesday night was bad enough, but it got worse when Long Beach's Larry Anderson suffered a broken left hand early in the second half. The injury ended the game for the junior guard and will sideline him for the next few weeks.
Before the game, I mentioned Anderson as arguably the team's most statistically valuable player as the most efficient shooter overall on a team that has already struggled with shooting efficiency this season.
So needless to say, this is a significant loss for the team.