LOS ANGELES (AP) Chris Patton scored 19 points, including the game-winning shot with 11 seconds remaining, to help UC Riverside slip by CS Northridge 65-64 on Thursday night.
Patton was 8 of 10 from the field and had six rebounds. Patton scored the last 13 points for the Highlanders (4-10, 1-1 Big West).
Josh Fox scored 13 points, and Chris Harriel had 11. Robert Smith had six assists. Fox and Smith also had six rebounds apiece.
Cal State Northridge led 32-30 at halftime and led 57-56 at 7:01 in the second half, but the Highlanders would not go away. The Highlanders shot 53.8 percent from the field for the game, while the Matadors shot 38.9 percent. The Highlanders outrebounded the Matadors 33-28.
Stephen Maxwell led the Matadors with 16 points. Stephan Hicks had 14 points, seven rebounds. Josh Greene had 13 points, and Treyone Williams added 10 for the Matadors (9-5, 0-1).
By Julie Donaldson
Most nicknames are either earned or given to you. On the Redskins, take "AD's" (standing for "All Day,") never quit mentality in Oklahoma. Another Sooner Trent Williams is fondly known as "Silverback," as his teammates said he was a beast on the field. Former Redskin Ha Ha Clinton-Dix said his Grandma started calling him Ha Ha because he giggled so much as a kid. His real name is Ha’Sean.
Then, there are these from around the league: Marshawn Lynch, a.k.a "Beast Mode." There's the Cowboys' Demarcus Lawrence, known as "Tank "because his big brother would always “tank him” when wrestling. Cincinnati's quarterback Andy Dalton is the "Red Rifle" for more obvious reasons.
All of these names were given to the player by a teammate, coach, friend, or family member as a term of endearment. Such is the case for Dwayne Haskins Jr., who goes by "Simba." Simba, of course, was the cub that is born to take over the throne, or football team for the sake of this story.
Haskins adopted the name Simba when he was seven. His Aunt was combing out what Haskins said was his "fro" and she told him it looked like a lion's mane. Thus, Simba was born.
Last night, a new King was born as Dwayne Haskins brings his moniker to Ashburn. Welcome, Simba. Rule well!
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Now that the Capitals' postseason has come to an abrupt end, the team is regrouping for the offseason beginning with locker cleanout Friday morning.
As players figure out offseason plans, Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov will be heading back to their home country of Russia to join the national team for this year's IIHF World Championship in Slovakia.
The Russian National team's official English Twitter account confirmed the news Thursday.
Ovechkin, Kuznetsov and Orlov join other Russian NHL players such as Toronto Maple Leaf's Nikita Zaitsev and Evgenii Dadonov of the Florida Panthers.
The last time Ovechkin participated in the IIHF World Championship was after the Capitals' postseason loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016. Team Russia went on to beat Team USA in the Bronze Medal game.
Kuznetsov and Orlov joined Team Russia in the 2017 IIHF's where Russia won the Bronze in consecutive years.
The 2019 IIHF World Championship begins in two weeks on Friday, May 10.
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