Scores

Final

CS Northridge 70

(8-13, 5-3 Big West)

UC Santa Barbara 69

(11-8, 4-4 Big West)

    10:05 PM ET, January 29, 2011

    The Thunderdome, Santa Barbara, California

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    CSN 32 3870
    UCSB 32 3769

    Top Performers

    CS Northridge: R. McLemore 26 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    UC Santa Barbara: O. Johnson 28 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    CS Northridge 70, UC Santa Barbara 69

    Associated Press

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Rashaun McLemore scored 26 points, and his two free throws with 6 seconds remaining allowed Cal State Northridge to escape with a 70-69 win over UC Santa Barbara on Saturday night.

    The Matadors nearly blew a five-point lead in the final 14 seconds, but McLemore was fouled by Santa Barbara's Justin Joyner and sank both free throws for a 70-66 lead. Orlando Johnson's 3-pointer at the buzzer made it a one-point loss for the Gauchos (11-8, 4-4). Johnson finished with a game-high 28 points and made 14 of 15 free-throw attempts.

    Lenny Daniel had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Matadors.

    Northridge played catch-up basketball for most of the first 20 minutes, falling behind 30-22 before a 10-2 run got the Matadors even at 32 by halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CSN
    UCSB
    Points 70 69
    FG Made-Attempted 23-51 (.451) 19-47 (.404)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-20 (.450) 6-20 (.300)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-20 (.750) 25-31 (.806)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 6

    2010-11 Season

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