NCAA Basketball

Diane scores 24, CSU Northridge edges Rider in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) Lamine Diane scored 24 points and Terrell Gomez added 21 as Cal State Northridge beat Rider 81-80 on Sunday in the Las Vegas Classic.

Darius Brown II made two free throws with 11 seconds left to give CSUN an 81-80 lead. At the other end, Jordan Allen's shot was blocked and Tyere Marshall's putback attempt was no good as time expired.

Rodney Henderson Jr. scored 16 points for CSUN (5-8), and Cameron Gottfried had 10 points and nine rebounds. Gomez made a 3-pointer just before the halftime buzzer to extend CSUN's lead to 41-33.

Frederick Scott had 21 points and seven rebounds for the Broncs (5-6). Allen added 17 points and Marshall 13. Scott averaged 19 points and 7.5 rebounds per game during the tournament.

Rider, which was without starters Dimencio Vaughn and Stevie Jordan, concluded a four-game road trip, traveling over 8,700 miles.

Updated December 23, 2018

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