Diane, who averages 27.4 points per game, added seven rebounds and three assists for the Matadors. Terrell Gomez had 15 points and Jared Pearre added 10 points for CSUN (8-13, 3-2 Big West Conference).
UCSB trailed for most of the second half but cut its deficit to three -- 69-66 -- on Amadou Sow's 3-pointer with about five minutes remaining. CSUN quickly responded with a putback from Diane and 3-pointers by Brendan Harrick and Brown to lead 77-66 with 3:14 remaining. Lamine helped preserve the lead with two dunks, one on a three-point play.
Cal State Northridge plays at Cal State Fullerton on Saturday. UC Santa Barbara remains at home to play UC Riverside on Saturday.
For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP-Top25
Elements of this story were generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
No. 15 Creighton on rise ahead of rematch with No. 21 Butler
No. 15 Creighton, which has played its way into contention for the Big East Conference regular-season championship, begins a crucial home stretch in Omaha, Neb., on Sunday in a showdown with No. 21 Butler.
No. 7 Maryland looks for sweep of No. 25 Ohio State
Jalen Smith and No. 7 Maryland each look to extend streaks to double digits when the Terrapins play at No. 25 Ohio State on Sunday.
No. 16 Seton Hall aims for sweep of slumping St. John's
After Seton Hall's loss at Providence on Feb. 15, Pirates coach Kevin Willard was steamed. On his postgame radio interview, he cited unnamed "bad attitudes," and then he met with his team three times on Monday.