Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Stephan Hicks and Landon Drew each scored 19 points as Cal State Northridge Matadors rallied for a 76-71 win over the Utah Utes in a non-conference tilt at the Huntsman Center.
Hicks also collected nine rebounds and Josh Greene added 13 points for Cal State Northridge (9-3) which won for the third time in four games.
Jordan Loveridge scored a game-high 24 points and came a rebound shy of a double-double for Utah (7-4). Jarred DuBois added 17 points and handed out seven assists while Jason Washburn tacked on 13 points off the bench.
At the end of the first half it looked like Utah would cruise to victory as the Utes led 48-27 at intermission. Utah shot at a 60.0 percent clip in the first half and hit 6-of-11 shots from beyond the arc. Cal State Northridge managed to shoot just 39.3 percent.
Utah cooled to 22.2 percent shooting in the second half while the Matadors improved and connected on 65.5 percent of their field goal attempts. The key stretch of the contest came when the Matadors used a 22-2 run to take a 63-59 lead with 4:29 remaining. Utah would not regain the lead the rest of the way.
The Matadors outscored the Utes by a 19-4 margin on points off turnovers. Utah lost despite a 38-27 advantage on the boards.