Cal State Northridge beats UC Riverside

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LOS ANGELES (AP)—Josh Jenkins scored 19 points to lead Cal State Northridge to a 77-64 victory over UC Riverside Saturday, giving Matadors coach Bobby Braswell his 200th career victory.

Rodrigue Mels scored 13 of his 16 points in the second half to tie a season high as Northridge (12-10, 8-3 Big West) won its sixth in a row and held onto first place in the conference. Kenny Daniels scored 13 points, and Tremaine Townsend scored 10 points.

UC Riverside (14-10, 6-6) trailed 29-26 at halftime then went 6 minutes, 27 seconds without a field goal in the second half. Kyle Austin, a transfer from USC, scored 10 of his 16 points in that span. Aaron Scott scored 13 points for the Highlanders.

Braswell is 200-177 in his 13th season at Northridge.

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