LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Lamine Diane had 28 points and 11 rebounds as Cal State Northridge topped Long Beach State 73-64 on Wednesday night.
Diane scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds after halftime. He was particularly dominant during the Matadors' 17-4 run in the middle of the second half that gave them control of the game. In that five-minute stretch he had 12 points, four rebounds and a steal.
Festus Ndumanya scored 14 points for Cal State Northridge (12-17, 7-6 Big West Conference). Terrell Gomez added 14 points. Darius Brown II had 11 points.
Max De Geest had 11 points for the Beach (10-19, 5-8). Colin Slater added 10 points. Chance Hunter had six rebounds.
The Matadors improve to 2-0 against the Beach this season. Cal State Northridge defeated Long Beach State 95-77 on Jan. 8.
Cal State Northridge faces Cal State Fullerton at home on Saturday. Long Beach State plays at UC Davis on Saturday.
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