NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- Stephen Maxwell scored 22 points with 10 rebounds to lead Cal State Northridge to a 79-78 victory over Hawaii Saturday night.
Both teams were flawless from the line in the first period with the Matadors sinking 18 of 18 and the Warriors going 8 of 8. Cal State Northridge went into the break holding a one-point edge, 40-39.
The Matadors went on a 13-2 run midway through the second half to pull away 70-57 at 8:55. The Warriors (11-5, 0-2) closed the deficit to one on a Keith Shamburger 3-pointer with 1:54 left but he missed another 30 seconds later that would have given Hawaii the lead.
Isaac Fotu scored 16 points for the Warriors.