CSUN looks for road win vs UC Riverside
Cal State Northridge (6-12, 1-1) vs. UC Riverside (12-6, 2-0)
Student Recreation Center, Riverside, California; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Cal State Northridge looks for its fourth straight win over UC Riverside at Student Recreation Center. UC Riverside’s last win at home against the Matadors came on Jan. 31, 2015.
SENIOR STUDS: UC Riverside has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Arinze Chidom, Callum McRae, Khyber Kabellis and Dominick Pickett have combined to account for 39 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 47 percent of all Highlanders points over the last five games.TOUGH TO DENY DIANE: Across seven appearances this season, Cal State Northridge’s Lamine Diane has shot 50.5 percent.
WINLESS WHEN: Cal State Northridge is 0-8 when scoring fewer than 70 points and 6-4 when scoring at least 70.
COLD SPELL: Cal State Northridge has lost its last four road games, scoring 67 points, while allowing 82.3 per game.
DID YOU KNOW: The steady UC Riverside defense has held opponents to 59.3 points per game, the 11th-lowest mark in Division I. Cal State Northridge has given up an average of 80.7 points through 18 games (ranking the Matadors 297th).