Cal State Northridge (13-13, 7-9) at Utah State (19-8, 10-6), 5:30 PST, Fox Sports Net 2, KCSN-FM (88.5) -- Northridge takes a three-game winning streak into the Spectrum, where it has never won. But Utah State hasn’t been so formidable at home lately. The Aggies are 93-7 at home over the last six years, but two of those losses came in the last three games. Utah State has a two-game losing streak overall and hasn’t lost three in a row since 1999. The Aggies, who lost a home game to Idaho on Saturday, haven’t dropped consecutive games in Logan since the 1992-93 season. Matador Forward Ian Boylan has scored in double figures in each of the last 15 contests.
UC Santa Barbara (15-12, 12-4) at Cal State Fullerton (9-17, 7-9), 7, KEYT (1250), KWRM (1370) -- First-place Santa Barbara has won six of its last eight games and can clinch the top seeding in the Big West Conference tournament with a victory tonight or Saturday at UC Riverside. A sweep would hand the Gauchos their first outright regular-season conference title in school history. Fullerton is in a three-way tie for sixth place with Pacific and Northridge. It split its series with those two, so should the trio end the regular season in a tie, Fullerton holds the edge by virtue of its 57-54 overtime win at Santa Barbara on Jan. 4. Eight Fullerton games have been decided by three points or fewer.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (13-12, 9-7) at UC Riverside (6-16, 5-11), 7, KPRO (1570), KUCR-FM (88.3) -- The wild card at next week’s conference tournament is expected to be San Luis Obispo, which finishes the regular season at Cal State Fullerton on Saturday. The Mustangs are 5-5 on the road and have won four of their last five games. They are in fourth place, a game behind Utah State. If the season ended today, they’d play Idaho in the opening round of the conference tournament. Riverside could only be the spoiler. It is not eligible for postseason play until next season because of its recent transfer to Division I.
-- Paul McLeod