UC Riverside 63, CS Northridge 61

Robert Smith scored 14 points and made two free throws with four

seconds left to give UC Riverside a 63-61 victory against Cal State

Northridge on Wednesday night.

Phil Martin had 14 points for the Highlanders (13-15, 6-8 Big

West). BJ Shearry collected 12 rebounds, three blocks and two

steals.

Each of the 11 players that saw action for the Matadors (7-19,

3-11) scored, but none reached double figures. Ari Feldman had nine

points.

UC Riverside led 61-56 when Vinnie McGhee hit a 3-pointer for

Northridge with 1:32 remaining, and Josh Greene’s layup with 20

seconds left tied the score. The Highlanders took possession and

bled the clock until Smith drew a foul by McGhee.

Kevin Bradshaw had 10 rebounds for UC Riverside.

The Matadors shot 34.3 percent (23 of 67) from the floor.