Scores

Final

Illinois State 69

(5-3, 0-2 away)

CS Northridge 73

(5-3, 4-0 home)

    10:05 PM ET, December 17, 2005

    Matadome, Northridge, California

    1 2 T
    ILST 30 3969
    CSN 30 4373

    Top Performers

    Illinois State: D. Ford 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Cal State Northridge: M. Efevberha 27 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    CS Northridge 73, Illinois State 69

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mike Efevberha scored 23 of his game-high 27 points in the second half Saturday night to lead Cal State Northridge to a 73-69 victory over Illinois State.

    Efevberha, whose 22.6-point average ranked him 14th nationally entering Saturday's game, made seven free throws in the final 1:24 to give the Matadors (5-3) their seventh consecutive home victory and end a two-game losing streak.

    Illinois State (5-3) trailed 59-46 with 4:02 to play, but then made seven of eight 3-pointers, the last by Dana Ford with 20 second to play to tie the game at 69.

    But Efevberha made two free throws with 17 seconds left, and Ford's 3-point attempt 12 seconds later bounced off the rim to Northridge center Thomas Shewmake, who took his 12th rebound and was fouled.

    Shewmake made two free throws with one second remaining.

    Efevberha scored 12 of his team's first 15 points in the second half, to turn a 30-30 halftime score into a 45-37 lead. Jayme Miller's six consecutive points gave Northridge its largest lead, 57-44, and the teams traded baskets to get to 59-46.

    Jonathan Heard scored 11 of his 13 points in the first half for Cal State Northridge.

    Ford led Illinois State with 15 points, Nedu Onyeuku scored 14 points, and Holtz scored 11.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ILST
    CSN
    Points 69 73
    FG Made-Attempted 27-65 (.415) 19-42 (.452)
    3P Made-Attempted 12-29 (.414) 4-9 (.444)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-6 (.500) 31-39 (.795)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 11

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