CS Northridge 75, Cal St.-Fullerton 54

Lenny Daniel scored a game-high 19 points to lead Cal State

Northridge to a 75-54 victory over Cal State Fullerton in the

quarterfinals of the Big West tournament on Thursday night.

Daniel was one of three Northridge (14-17) players to score in

double figures as Vinnie McGhee had 16 and Michael Lizarraga

10.

Northridge, the No. 3 seed, advances to play No. 5 seed UC Santa

Barbara in Friday’s semifinals.

Unlike a two-point win over the Titans in their last meeting

this season, the Matadors robbed this game of any potential drama.

Northridge jumped out to a 14-2 lead and pulled away to the

win.

Fullerton (11-20), the sixth seed, struggled offensively,

shooting just 33.9 percent (19 for 56) from the field. The Titans

also connected on just 44 percent (12 of 27) of their free-throw

attempts.

Orane Chin led the Titans with 15 points, and Jer’Vaughn Johnson

added 11.

Andre Hardy, who averages just over 11 points per game, finished

with just two points and fouled out with 12:52 remaining for

Fullerton.