Lorenzo Keeler led the Cal Poly men’s basketball team with a game-high 23 points in a 73-68 Big West Conference loss to Cal State Northridge on Wednesday at the Matadome.
The Mustangs (9-16, 6-7) trailed by as many as 14 points before a Charles Anderson 3-pointer gave Cal Poly a one-point lead with 1:11 to go.
After a Cal State Northridge free throw, Cal Poly could not properly inbound from center court and turned it over.
On the ensuing Matador possession, Keeler was called for an intentional foul, which gave the Matadors two free throws and possession.
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Cal State Northridge made four three throws on the possession to take a three-point lead.
Keeler’s 3-pointer was off the mark with five second to go, and Cal State Northridge held on to win.
Shawn Lewis added 14 points for the Mustangs.
Lenny Daniel paced the Matadors (10-16, 5-7) with 20 points.
SWIMMING AND DIVING
Two Mustangs win Big West titles
Matt Waggoner and Lacey Buck won individual championships on the opening day of the Big West Conference Championships in Long Beach.
Waggoner claimed the men’s 1,000 freestyle in a season-best 9 minutes, 8.74 seconds, breaking the school record he set last year.
It is the second Big West title for Waggoner, who won the 1,650 freestyle in 2008.
Buck claimed her third conference crown, winning the 1,000 freestyle in 10:01.55.
The Cal Poly men’s 200 medley relay team met the NCAA “B” standard, finishing in 1:29.08, good for second place, and breaking another school record.
The meet continues today in Long Beach, with Cal Poly in second place on both the men’s and women’s side.
Moorpark 56, Cuesta 52
Valerie Gee led the Cougars with 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting.
Cuesta (4-19), which trailed 25-22 at halftime, got eight points and eight rebounds from Lauren Maurer.
Moorpark (13-12) was paced by Deepika Kapil’s 16 points and 10 rebounds.