LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Stephen Maxwell scored 26 points on 8-of-10 shooting to lead Cal State Northridge to an 89-77 win over UC Davis in their Big West Conference opener on Thursday night.
The hot-shooting Matadors (9-7, 1-0) opened the second half with a 14-4 run capped by a Maxwell layup and free throw to build their largest lead of the game, 53-35, but had to hold off a UC Davis rally in the closing minutes to preserve the win.
UC Davis (5-11, 0-1) closed to within five points on a layup by Corey Hawkins that made it 74-69 with 3:55 to go before the Matadors pulled away again.
Hawkins scored 25 points to lead five Aggies in double figures.
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