NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Jarell Flora shot five-for-seven from beyond the 3-point arc and scored 23 points as Seattle beat Cal State Northridge 58-53 on Thursday.
Trailing 50-47 with under five minutes to play, Seattle (5-3) scored nine straight points to take a 56-50 lead with 53 seconds remaining.
Landon Drew made a 3-pointer for Northridge (5-5) with 40 seconds left to cut the Redhawks’ lead to 3, but Clarence Trent hit two free throws for Seattle with 8 seconds remaining to make it a two-possession game.
The Redhawks shot just 38.2 percent from the field, but hit 8 of 9 free throws while Cal State Northridge made just six of 13. Isiah Umipig scored 12 points for Seattle and Clarence Trent added 11.
Stephan Hicks led Cal State Northridge with 13 points but was just 1 of 5 on free throws. It was the Matadors’ fewest points since Feb. 18, 2012.