CS Northridge 43, Pacific 52

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STOCKTON, Calif. (AP)—Joe Ford had 10 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots to lead Pacific to a 52-43 victory over Cal State Northridge on Saturday in a Big West Conference opener.

Ford, the reigning Big West defensive player of the year, spearheaded a defensive effort by the Tigers that limited Northridge to 29 percent shooting from the field.

Northridge, the two-time defending Big West champion, was held 15 points below its previous season-low total.

Pat Eveland led Pacific (8-5) with a career-high 14 points, including four 3-pointers.

Vinnie McGhee scored 13 points to lead Northridge (4-8). Lenny Daniel had nine points and nine rebounds for the Matadors.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 CSU Northridge
Vinnie McGhee Vinnie McGhee
5-13,  13 Pts
1 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Pacific
Joe Ford Joe Ford
5-5,  10 Pts
11 Rebs, 2 Assists

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