UC Irvine (16-10, 9-3) maintains its hold on second place in the Big West Conference
Martin got to the basket for a layup with a minute to play in the game to give the Anteaters a 16-point lead, 65-49, but CS Northridge charged back. Devonte Elliott knocked down a jumper and made it a three-point play and Taelin Webb, Stephan Hicks and Elliott each converted a pair of free throws to cut the lead to seven points, but Martin knocked down a pair of free throws with :06 left for the final margin.
The Anteaters shot 25 of 60 (41.7 percent) from the field, including 8 of 22 from beyond the arc.
Hicks finished with 16 points and Aaron Parks added another 13 to lead the Matadors (7-22, 2-11).