CS Northridge 60

(4-3, 1-3 away)

Fresno State 75

(4-1, 2-0 home)

    10:00 PM ET, December 7, 2005

    Save Mart Center, Fresno, California

    1 2 T
    CSN 26 3460
    FRES 38 3775

    Top Performers

    CS Northridge: M. Efevberha 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    Fresno St: Q. Hosley 24 Pts, 13 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Fresno State 75, CS Northridge 60

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Quinton Hosley scored a game-high 24 points and Kevin Bell added nine points and nine assists to power Fresno State to a 75-60 victory over Cal State Northridge on Wednesday night.

    Hosley's performance, which included 13 rebounds of which six were offensive boards, made up for the near-10-minute absence of Fresno State's leading scorer Ja'Vance Coleman, who went down with a bruised eye while fighting for a loose ball with 5:28 left in the first half. Coleman didn't return until 17:09 in the second half, and came back with his right eye swollen and nearly shut.

    After trailing 38-26 at halftime, Northridge (4-3) held Fresno State (4-1) scoreless for the first 4:20 in the second half and came as close as 49-42 on Jonathan Heard's fastbreak jumper with 9:40 remaining.

    Fresno State, however, responded with a 24-12 run to build its lead to 73-54, engineered by Hosley's inside play and constant uptempo push from Bell, who had five assists and a coast-to-coast layup and a 3-pointer during the stretch.

    Northridge, which lost two straight games for the first time, got 20 points from Mike Efevberha. Heard added 13 points and three steals.

    Northridge came into Wednesday's game averaging 24.5 forced turnovers but got Fresno State to commit only 14 turnovers as the Matadors rarely pressed or trapped. Northridge had 22 turnovers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 60 75
    FG Made-Attempted 18-52 (.346) 27-60 (.450)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 9-22 (.409)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-23 (.870) 12-19 (.632)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 18

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