Long Beach State vs. CS Northridge: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Long Beach State vs. CS Northridge: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Long Beach State 83
(14-9, 6-7 away)
CS Northridge 80
(13-12, 7-5 home)
Venue: Matador Gymnasium
10:05PM ET / 7:05PM PT, February 09, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Long Beach State 28 55 83
CS Northridge 39 41 80
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Long Beach State M Caffey 22 J Ennis 10 M Caffey 5
CS Northridge S Maxwell 20 S Maxwell 8 L Drew 5

On an evening when they were outscored 39-18 by the 49ers from behind the arc, Cal State Northridge lost a nail-biter to Long Beach State 83-80 in conference play. Cal State Northridge was up 39-28 at the half, but blew the lead in the second half as Long Beach State came back to win it. The Matadors are now 0-2 against Long Beach State this season. Stephen Maxwell put up a team-high 20 points plus eight rebounds for the Matadors. Trevone Williams had 12 points and added seven rebounds. James Ennis recorded a double-double for the 49ers on 21 points and 10 rebounds. Next up for Cal State Northridge (13-12, 4-9 Big West) is Pacific (13-10, 7-4 Big West) on Thursday, February 14th on the road.

Cal State Northridge Game Notes

  • The last time CSUN started the season 13-12 was 2008.
  • The Matadors have been unlucky four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Cal State Northridge is 22-25 in close games.
  • The Matadors have lost 80 percent of the time this season (2-8) after having a field goal percentage of 41.3 percent or worse.
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 49.1 percent or better this season, Cal State Northridge has lost 100 percent of the time (0-9).
  • When the opposition records 28 or more field goals made this season, Cal State Northridge has lost 86 percent of the time (1-6).
  • When the opposition records 83 or more total points this season, Cal State Northridge has lost 80 percent of the time (1-4).
  • CSUN set a season low for turnovers (nine).
  • The Matadors have recorded more assists than their opponents for the past five games.
  • This is the third loss of the season where the Matadors opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 10th game at home this season--CSUN has a 7.5 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Stephen Maxwell has led the team in scoring nine times and in rebounding 12 times in 25 games this season.
  • Josh Greene has five straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the seventh 20-point game of Stephen Maxwell's career.
  • Stephen Maxwell has 13 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for Stephen Maxwell.

Long Beach State Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Michael Caffey and James Ennis) accounted for 51.8 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (James Ennis and Keala King) accounted for 50.0 percent of the rebounds.
  • Michael Caffey has led the team in scoring six times in 23 games this season.
  • James Ennis has led the team in rebounding 10 times in 23 games this season.
  • This marks the seventh 20-point game of James Ennis's career.
  • James Ennis has 23 straight double-digit point games.
  • James Ennis recorded a double-double. It was his fourth this season and fifth of his career.
  • James Ennis set a career high with eight defensive rebounds.
  • This marks the third 20-point game of Michael Caffey's career.
  • Michael Caffey set career highs with 22 points, eight field goals made, four three-pointers, and a 100 percent three-point percentage.
  • Peter Pappageorge set a career high with five three-pointers.
LBSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+James Ennis3621104223
A+Michael Caffey342225200
B+P. Pappageorge311541101
BDan Jennings301170011
BKeala King32873002
B-Kris Gulley10330000
D+Tony Freeland18302002
-Deng Deng4000000
-Kyle Richardson4000001
CSUN PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AStephen Maxwell292080001
AT. Williams241273110
AJosh Greene361244100
AT. Hale-Edmerson11641011
B+Landon Drew221045003
C+Lonnie Watson20242201
C+Brandon Perry16440001
C+Donovan Johnson231110101
CAllan Guei19311010

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