Csnorthrdg 35 34 69
Cirvine 38 41 79
Date of game: 1/12/2013

Recap: UC Irvine vs. CS-Northridge

Irvine, CA (Sports Network) - Adam Folker and Daman Starring each scored 14 points in leading the UC Irvine Anteaters over the Cal State Northridge Matadors, 79-69, in a Big West Conference game at Bren Events Center.

Will Davis also added 13 points and Alex Young dished out nine assists for UC Irvine (9-9, 3-2 Big West) which has won back-to-back contests.

Stephen Maxwell dropped 20 points to pace Cal State Northridge (9-8, 0-5) which has lost six straight. Josh Greene added 15 points off the bench on 5- of-8 shooting from beyond the arc and Trevone Williams and Allan Guei each chipped in 11 points as well for the Matadors.

In the first half UC Irvine shot 55.6 percent from the field including a 4- of-8 effort from beyond the arc. Meanwhile Cal State Northridge hit on 42.9 percent of its shots with a 3-of-7 showing from 3-point range. UC Irvine had a slim 38-35 lead at the break.

The Anteaters didn't seem to miss in the second half as they nailed 75 percent of their shots including 7-of-10 from long range to pull away for the victory. The Matadors managed to shoot just 37.5 percent in the second frame.

The Matadors lost despite forcing 22 turnovers which they turned into 21 points. Cal State Northridge also had the edge in second chance points (18-6.)

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