Scores

Final

CS Northridge 82

(17-17, 7-9 Big West)

Long Beach St 77

(15-17, 10-6 Big West)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    12:00 AM ET, March 15, 2014

    Honda Center, Anaheim, California

    1 2 T
    CSN 44 3882
    LBSU 32 4577

    Top Performers

    Cs Northridge: S. Hicks 27 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Long Beach St: D. Samuels 12 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast

    Cal State Northridge tops Long Beach State 82-77

    Associated Press

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Stephan Hicks scored 27 points Friday night, including 21 in the second half, and Cal State Northridge held off a strong Long Beach State second-half rally to win 82-77 in a Big West Conference tournament semifinal.

    The fifth-seeded Matadors will face Cal Poly in Saturday's final, after Cal Poly beat top-seeded UC Irvine 61-58 to advance.

    The Matadors (17-17) used runs of 14-2 and 10-2 to build a 44-32 halftime advantage, with Josh Greene scoring 19 points in the half.

    The 49ers opened the second with a 15-3 run and led 49-47 on a 3-pointer by Michael Caffey. The lead flip-flopped four times and Hicks scored 10 straight points to put the Matadors up 67-65 with 4:05 to play.

    The 49ers closed to within three, 80-77, after Tyler Lamb's trey with 9 seconds to play, but got no closer.

    Greene finished with 21.

    Caffey led Long Beach (15-17) with 19.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CSN
    LBSU
    Points 82 77
    FG Made-Attempted 25-55 (.455) 27-60 (.450)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-13 (.308) 8-25 (.320)
    FT Made-Attempted 28-32 (.875) 15-25 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 20 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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