LOS ANGELES – Chris Patton scored 19 points, including the game-winning shot with 11 seconds remaining, to help UC Riverside slip by CS Northridge 65-64 on Thursday night.
Patton was 8 of 10 from the field and had six rebounds. Patton scored the last 13 points for the Highlanders (4-10, 1-1 Big West).
Josh Fox scored 13 points, and Chris Harriel had 11. Robert Smith had six assists. Fox and Smith also had six rebounds apiece.
Cal State Northridge led 32-30 at halftime and led 57-56 at 7:01 in the second half, but the Highlanders would not go away. The Highlanders shot 53.8 percent from the field for the game, while the Matadors shot 38.9 percent. The Highlanders outrebounded the Matadors 33-28.
Stephen Maxwell led the Matadors with 16 points. Stephan Hicks had 14 points, seven rebounds. Josh Greene had 13 points, and Treyone Williams added 10 for the Matadors (9-5, 0-1).