Scores

Final

CS Northridge 66

(10-10, 2-3 Big West)

UC Irvine 72

(13-7, 4-0 Big West)

    10:00 PM ET, January 23, 2014

    Bren Events Center, Irvine, California

    1 2 T
    CSN 29 3766
    UCI 36 3672

    Top Performers

    Cal State Northridge: S. Maxwell 21 Pts, 15 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    UC Irvine: M. Ndiaye 10 Pts, 10 Reb, 7 Blk

    UC Irvine tops Cal State Northridge 72-67

    Associated Press

    IRVINE, Calif. -- Luke Nelson scored 14 points Thursday night and Mamadou Ndiaye had 10 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks as UC Irvine held off Cal State Northridge 72-67.

    Chris McNealy scored 12, Alex Young 10, and the Anteaters (13-7, 4-0 Big West) blocked 13 shots by the Matadors (10-10, 2-3).

    The Matadors jumped to a 5-1 lead, but Ndiaye made a dunk and a jumper, sparking a 16-0 run and a 36-29 halftime lead for UC Irvine.

    Stephen Maxwell's jumper to open the second half pulled the Matadors to within five, but the Anteaters hit five 3-pointers and built a 10-point lead. The Matadors made it a three-point game on Maxwell's jumper with 1:54 to play, but Young made a layup and UC Irvine made seven free throws in the final 43 seconds to win.

    Maxwell finished with 21 and 15 rebounds, Aaron Parks scored 14, and Stephan Hicks 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CSN
    UCI
    Points 66 72
    FG Made-Attempted 22-63 (.349) 25-55 (.455)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-5 (.400) 9-29 (.310)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-24 (.833) 13-22 (.591)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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