BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) Dedrick Basile had 13 points, including three 3-pointers, and five assists, Matt Smith scored 12, on 5-of-7 shooting, with nine rebounds and Cal State Bakersfield beat Utah Valley 68-65 on Saturday night.
Jaylin Airington added 12 points and seven boards and Fallou Ndoye scored 11 for CSUB (12-7, 3-1 Western Athletic Conference), which has won four of its last five.
The Roadrunner scored the first six points and never trailed. Jordan Poydras hit a 3-pointer to pull Utah Valley to 64-63 but Matt Smith putback his shot that blocked by Zach Nelson to give CSUB a three-point lead with a minute to go. Brandon Randolph hit two free throws to make it 66-65 but, after Airington made a pair at the other end, the Wolverines missed two potential tying 3s in the final seven seconds.
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Poydras had 12 points for Utah Valley (9-10, 1-3) and Nelson and Conner Toolson scored 10 apiece.