Allan Guei added 13 points, and Hicks had 10 rebounds for the Matadors (6-0), who are off to their best start since joining Division I before the 1990-91 season.
Eshuante Jones scored 24 points and Jalen Billups 10 for the Norse (0-4).
The game was tied at 27-all with 16:36 remaining, but Hicks converted two three-point plays to spark a run that put Cal State Northridge in control, up 43-32 with 11:32 to play. Northern Kentucky got no closer than seven the rest of the way.
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