Southland basketball: Cal State Northridge falls at No. 22 Auburn; UC Irvine wins at Boise State
Samir Doughty scored a career-high 33 points and J’Von McCormick had a school-record 16 assists, leading No. 22 Auburn to a 116-70 rout of Cal State Northridge on Friday night in Auburn, Ala.
The Tigers, who eked out a win over South Alabama on Tuesday night, were in control throughout this time. They scored the first 11 points and led 66-38 at halftime.
Doughty made his first five three-pointers and had 22 points in the first half. The senior guard was 10 for 15 from the field, making six of eight three-point tries.
Auburn (4-0) had its highest-scoring game since getting 119 points against Winthrop on Nov. 24, 2017.
“We overwhelmed our opponent, which we hadn’t been able to do yet,” Tigers coach Bruce Pearl said.
Terrell Gomez led Cal State Northridge (0-4) with 23 points and made five three-pointers. He was coming off a career-best 33-point game against Pepperdine. Brendan Harrick scored 17 and also made five threes for CSUN.
“I know they had a tough game the other night at South Alabama, so they came out ready and anxious and excited to play,” Northridge coach Mark Gottfried said. “We would have probably struggled anyway. ... We’re a little short-handed.”
Reigning Big West player of the year Lamine Diane has been ruled ineligible this semester by the NCAA, pending an appeal.
UC Irvine 69, at Boise State 60: Eyassu Worku scored 15 points and Brad Greene pitched in with 14 points and eight rebounds to send the Anteaters to a victory over the Broncos in Boise, Idaho.
Collin Welp came off the bench to score 12 points and added six rebounds and five assists for UC Irvine (3-1).
Derrick Alston hit all 12 of his free throws and led Boise State (1-2) with 22 points. RJ Williams had a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
The Broncos made just 17 of 55 shots overall (31%) and only four of 21 from three-point range (19%). Their bench scored one point.
UC Irvine shot 49 percent from the field and outrebounded Boise State 39-29.
at California 82, Cal Baptist 62: Grant Anticevich scored 16 of his career-high 23 points in the first half, and the Golden Bears went on a big run in the second half and beat the Lancers in Berkeley to remain unbeaten in coach Mark Fox’s debut season.
Matt Bradley added 16 points and Kareem South scored 10 to help Cal (3-0) to its best start since 2015-16.
Anticevich, who also had nine rebounds, shot nine for 11 from the field and made all five three-point attempts to match the California record shared by Amit Tamir and Eric Vierneisel. Anticevich, whose previous career high was 11 points, had made multiple three-pointers in a game only once in his previous two seasons in Berkeley.
Ferron Flavors Jr. had 11 points and seven rebounds for Cal Baptist (2-2).
at Sacramento State 62, UC Riverside 49: Bryce Fowler scored 17 points as the Hornets defeated the Highlanders in Sacramento.
Brandon Davis and Joshua Patton added 16 points each for Sacramento State (2-0). Davis also had seven rebounds, while Patton posted three blocks.
Dominick Pickett had 15 points and six rebounds for UC Riverside (2-1). Callum McRae added 11 points and 12 rebounds.
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