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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