LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mike Efevberha scored 21 of his 36 points in
the first half and sank the winning 3-pointer with 1 minute, 4
seconds remaining to give Cal State Northridge a 77-71 victory
Tuesday over Tulsa.
After Tulsa (0-2) went on a 12-3 run to tie the game at 70-70, a
wide-open Efevberha received a pass on the right side from Jonathan
Heard and drained the 3-pointer. He made two free throws with 12.3
seconds to play to give Northridge a 76-71 lead.
Playing in just his second game with the Matadors (2-0),
Efevberha put himself in the school record book.
His14 field goals and 25 attempts were the most since the school
went Division I in 1990. His 21 first-half points were the most by
a Matador in 12 years, and his 36 points place him third all-time
for Cal State Northridge in the Division I era.
Efevberha scored 20 points in the Matadors' 81-76 overtime
victory at USC on Sunday.
Heard scored 15 points for Northridge and Keith Everage scored
14, 12 in the second half.