RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Stephen Maxwell scored 17 points to lead a balanced offensive effort and Cal State Northridge defeated UC Riverside 69-53 on Saturday night.
Tre Hale-Edmerson helped Cal State Northridge build a 36-27 rebounding advantage with 10.
Cal State Northridge also had a 28-10 scoring edge in the paint, 11-4 edge in second-chance points and 25-13 margin in points off the bench.
UC Riverside (5-17, 2-8) had a 5-point lead early in the first half, but that quickly faded, and the team trailed by 7 at halftime.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.