Cal State Northridge Offensive Surge Defeats Eastern Washington, 96-79
Northridge, Calif. – Cal State Northridge staged another high octane offensive display to post a convincing 96-79 victory over Eastern Washington in a non-league men's basketball game Monday night at The Matadome.
The Matadors exploded for 60 points in the second half after posting a 36-32 lead at halftime over the Eagles. Cal State Northridge hit .533 (24-for-45) from the floor in the second half.
Four Matador players scored in double figures to account for 69 of the team's 96 points. Stephen Maxwell led the team both in offense and defense with a team-high 21 points while garnering ten rebounds. Stephan Hicks and Brandon Perry each scored 19 points. Perry added a team-high 12 rebounds while Hicks garnered eight rebounds.
Allan Guei chipped in with ten points.
Josh Greene dished out 13 assists, a career-high, and only two short of the school record. Greene's 13 assists were sixth-best for a single game in Matador history.
Cal State Northridge outrebounded Eastern Washington, 54-40, dished out 28 assists (tenth-best for a single game in school history), stole 13 passes and forced the Eagles into 22 turnovers.
The victory upped CSUN's record to 2-0. Eastern Washington fell to 0-2.
The Matadors head south to San Diego on March 15-18 to compete in the four-game, four-day NUCDF Challenge at the University of San Diego. Cal State Northridge faces the USD Toreros on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.