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Cal State Northridge (16-17) vs. Long Beach State (15-16)



The Sports Network

DATE & TIME: Friday, March 14, 11:59 p.m. (ET)

FACTS & STATS: Site: Honda Center (17,608) -- Anaheim, California. Television: ESPNU. Home Record: CSUN 11-3, LBSU 9-4. Away Record: CSUN 2-14, LBSU 5-9. Neutral Record: CSUN 3-0, LBSU 1-3. Conference Record: CSUN 7-9, LBSU 11-6. Series Record: Long Beach State leads, 33-21.

GAME NOTES: A pair of teams with overall records below .500 find themselves in the semifinals of the Big West Conference Tournament, as the Cal State Northridge Matadors go up against the Long Beach State 49ers at the Honda Center.

The fifth-seeded Matadors were a team that had won just four times in 18 attempts away from home this season heading into Thursday's meeting with Hawaii, but head coach Reggie Theus talked his players into fighting into overtime where they captured an 87-84 win in order to advance. Cal State Northridge, which won this event back in 2009, is 8-9 in the tournament all- time.

As for the 49ers, a squad which shows a 15-16 mark overall, they are the third seed in this year's tourney and are aiming to get back to the title game for the fourth time in the last five years. On Thursday, the program took down Cal State Fullerton, 66-56, moving LBSU closer to potentially adding to the five trophies it already has from this event over the years.

These two teams met just eight days ago at the Matadome, with the hosts posting a 91-83 win, which means the all-time series now favors LBSU by a 33-21 margin.

The winner of this meeting will take on either Cal Poly or UC Irvine in the championship game on Saturday, for the right to represent the league in the NCAA Tournament.

Josh Greene scored 27 points, hitting a couple of key 3-pointers for Cal State Northridge late, as the Matadors defeated Hawaii in overtime last night in Anaheim. Greene finished 4-of-8 behind the 3-point line and a perfect 9-of-9 at the free-throw line for the Matadors. Also scoring in double figures for CSUN were Stephan Hicks and Aaron Parks with 21 and 13 points, respectively. While he scored just six points on the night, to go along with eight rebounds, Tre Hale-Edmerson played a key role as he converted a pair of late free throws in overtime to give CSUN some breathing room.

Stephen Maxwell not only tallied nine points and a team-best nine rebounds, he also knocked down a crucial bank shot late in order to keep hope alive for the eventual winners.

Long Beach State trailed by four points about seven minutes into the second half on Thursday, but the team responded with a late run that pushed it out to a 13-point advantage en route to the double-digit win. Mike Caffey shot only 3-of-9 from the field for the 49ers, yet still led four players in double figures with his 14 points, followed by Tyler Lamb with 13 points. Travis Hammonds accounted for 12 points in a reserve role, and A.J. Spencer 10 and seven rebounds for a squad that outscored Fullerton by an 18-7 margin at the free-throw line, and held the Titans to just 33.3 percent shooting from the floor.

Going to overtime in the final game of the night is not the way the Matadors wanted their meeting with Hawaii to play out on Thursday, but the bottom line is that Northridge has advanced and will not let this opportunity escape it.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Cal State Northridge 64, Long Beach State 61

03/14 10:43:34 ET

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Final
ORL 100
MIL 115
Final
IND 103
NYK 82
Final
MEM 99
DEN 69
3rd
LAL 62
CHI 50
 
Final
PROV 83
DEP 72
Final
RUTG 51
MSU 71
Final
ARMY 71
BU 67
 
Final
RFLSH 75
BRY 68
 
Final
MERC 75
CHAT 72
 
Final
LIU 67
CCST 55
 
Final
TOWS 74
COC 70
 
Final
UMASS 66
DAY 64
Final
FUR 59
ETST 55
 
Final
ODU 71
FIU 56
Final
RMU 87
FD 65
 
Final
CHAR 86
FATL 61
Final
LIB 53
HIGH 72
 
Final
UNF 86
KNST 67
 
Final
FLGC 78
LIP 62
 
Final
OSU 80
MD 56
Final
Terriers 73
MNTER 67
 
Final
STET 85
NKENTUCKY 75
 
Final
WAGN 75
SHU 64
 
Final
GMAS 68
STLU 60
 
Final
JVU 65
USCU 78
 
Final
VMI 70
WCU 85
 
Final
LATU 69
WKENT 56
Final
UNCG 42
WOFF 58
 
Final
DET 93
YOUNG 87
 
Final
GSOUT 83
APP 46
 
Final
TENNM 81
EILL 51
 
Final
GHND 64
HC 54
 
Final
CIN 70
UCONN 58
Final
NDST 61
DEN 54
 
Final
SD 55
MAST 66
 
Final
UWMIL 71
ILLCH 65
 
Final
BEL 103
JVST 82
 
Final
SMISS 54
MARS 69
Final
TXSA 69
MTST 58
Final
PETE 49
RIDE 58
 
Final
SEMIZ 61
SIUE 75
 
Final
TENST 64
TENT 56
 
Final
NDAK 60
WEBER 67
 
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SALA 89
LALAF 85
 
Final
ARKST 65
ARKLR 75
 
Final
TROY 55
LAMON 58
 
Final
TXARL 74
UGST 88
 
Final
MURST 85
EKENT 78
 
Final
NCOL 79
IDST 76
 
Final
MIZZ 53
KENT 69
Final
GONZ 64
PORT 46
Final
UTEP 71
UAB 69
Final
GRCN 78
UMKC 57
 
Final
WLVRN 78
CHIST 62
 
1st OT
USC 72
COL 69
 
2nd
UCI 63
CPSL 53
 
2nd
CSNO 63
HAW 74
 
Final
PAC 43
PEPP 50
 
2nd
SDU 54
SCU 44
 
2nd
UCD 67
UCSB 62
 
2nd
UCLA 58
UTAH 50
 
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PORST 54
MONT 73
 
Final
SACST 75
MNTST 59
 
2nd
CSFU 49
LBSU 41
 
2nd
GAELS 44
LMU 37
 
1st
WASU 28
CAL 25
 
1st
BYU 32
USF 27
 
Final
NYI 2
BOS 5
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NYR 0
MON 1
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PHI 5
WIN 2
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TOR 1
ARI 3
Final
FLA 3
CLB 2
Final
TAM 5
DET 1
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STL 5
NAS 4
Final
CAL 0
MIN 1
3rd
EDM 3
BUF 2
 
2nd Intermission
SJS 6
ANA 1