NCAA Men's Basketball

CSU Bakersfield boots CSU Northridge in Big West tournament

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) Shawn Stith and Kaleb Higgins scored 15 points apiece and Cal State Bakersfield eliminated Cal State Northridge with a 58-45 victory in the first round of the Big West Conference tournament on Tuesday night.

Justin McCall added 11 points for the Roadrunners (8-18).

Elijah Hardy had 13 points to pace the Matadors (7-23). Fidelis Okereke added 10 rebounds. Atin Wright, whose 15 points per game heading into the contest led the Matadors, scored only seven points on 1-of-10 shooting.

No. 9 seed CSU Bakersfield advances to play top-seeded Long Beach State in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

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Updated March 8, 2022