IRVINE, Calif. (AP) Elijah Harkless scored 30 points and grabbed seven rebounds as CSU Northridge edged UC Irvine 72-70 on Wednesday night.
Lamine Diane added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Matadors (14-17, 9-6 Big West Conference). Terrell Gomez had 12 points.
The Matadors rallied from a nine-point deficit early in the second half to go ahead for good, 70-68, on a pair of free throws by Gomez with 1:49 to play. Two more free throws by Harkless with 1:18 left sealed the win.