LOS ANGELES -- Chris Patton scored 19 points, including the game-winning shot with 11 seconds remaining, to help UC Riverside slip by CS Northridge 65-64 on Thursday night.
Patton was 8 of 10 from the field and had six rebounds. Patton scored the last 13 points for the Highlanders (4-10, 1-1 Big West).
Cal State Northridge led 32-30 at halftime and led 57-56 at 7:01 in the second half, but the Highlanders would not go away. The Highlanders shot 53.8 percent from the field for the game, while the Matadors shot 38.9 percent. The Highlanders outrebounded the Matadors 33-28.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.