Roadrunners make history, clinch first outright WAC title in men's basketball
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) —
Damiyne Durham scored 18 points, Dedrick Basile added 16 and Cal State Bakersfield beat Chicago State 69-49 on Saturday night to clinch the program's first Western Athletic Conference regular-season title.
The Roadrunners (21-7, 12-1) have won ten straight and conclude the regular season at home against Grand Canyon (24-5, 10-3). Chicago State (6-24, 1-12) has lost nine in a row.
Durham was 7 of 14 from the field and made four 3-pointers. Basile was 6-of-16 shooting with four 3s and Jaylin Airington chipped in 14 points for Cal State Bakersfield.
Anthony Eaves scored 14 points and Deionte Simmons had 13 to lead Chicago State, which shot just 14 of 55 (25.5 percent) from the field.
The Roadrunners had a double-digit lead midway through the first half and closed on a 17-5 run for a 35-13 advantage at the break.