NORTHRIDGE (AP) — Lenny Daniel scored 23 points to lead Cal State Northridge to a 68-60 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Thursday night.

Daniel finished shooting 6 for 9 from the field and 11 for 16 from the free-throw line as the Matadors (12-16, 8-6 Big West) came back from a nine-point halftime deficit.

The Gauchos (14-12, 7-7) started strong, shooting 42.4 percent from the field and making eight 3-pointers in the first half.

But they fell off after the break, shooting just 27.3 percent and adding only one more 3.

Orlando Johnson grabbed a double-double for the Gauchos with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Jaime Serna scored 14 points, James

Nunnally 13 and Troy Leaf 11 for UC Santa Barbara.

Raymond Cody added 12 points for the Matadors.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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