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CS Northridge 70, UC Irvine 61


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Josh Greene scored 21 points and Cal State Northridge continued its recent surge with a 70-61 victory over UC Irvine on Thursday night.

The Matadors (13-11, 4-8 Big West) have won three straight games since losing leading scorer Stephan Hicks to a knee injury, and have won four of their past five.

Trevone Williams added 14 points for Northridge, Stephen Maxwell had 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Donovan Johnson also scored 11.

Irvine (12-12, 6-5) got 15 points from Daman Starring, 12 from Chris McNealy and 10 from Alex Young.

The Matadors, who trailed by 15 in the first half, rallied behind Greene after the break. He hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Irvine its first lead of the game, 47-46, with 11:31 remaining. With 2 minutes to go and the game tied at 57, Greene hit back-to-back 3s again and followed that by making 3 of 4 free throws to put the Matadors ahead 66-58 with 27 seconds left.

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UC Irvine Anteaters
M. Wilder, F332-80-29315
W. Davis II, F252-40-05024
A. Folker, C272-55-75129
A. Young, G333-72-235210
D. Starring, G315-144-461415
C. McNealy265-110-141512
D. Flowers80-03-42013
A. Wright60-01-20011
C. Clifford51-10-01012
J. Ryan40-00-00000
T. Souza20-00-00000
Totals 20-5015-2236111961
Northridge Matadors
S. Maxwell, F315-111-3110111
T. Hale-Edmerson, C120-20-03120
J. Greene, G306-125-634421
L. Watson, G180-20-00020
A. Guei, G152-50-01334
T. Williams255-102-261214
D. Johnson232-65-620111
L. Drew211-60-01622
B. Perry202-53-69237
I. Clark40-00-02010
Totals 23-5916-2340172170
Big West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UC Irvine0-04-169
UC Riverside0-03-1265
Cal Poly0-03-2214
UC Davis0-02-2244
CSNorthridge 0-02-4168
Other games
IND 72 Final
ILL 74
NCST 85 Final
MIZZ 68 Final
COLO 48 Final
ORE 47
PEP 56 Final