Cal State Bakersfield beats Pepperdine
MALIBU, Calif. (AP)—Donald Lee had 15 points and 13 rebounds and Trent Blakely added 15 points as Cal State Bakersfield rallied for a 79-72 win against Pepperdine in overtime on Saturday night.
Blakely had six points and Bryan Emanuel made two 3-pointers in overtime for Bakersfield (2-3), which trailed by 16 in the second half.
Four players scored in double-digits for Bakersfield, which has won three straight.
The Roadrunners went on a 17-2 run capped by Lee’s put back to put Bakersfield ahead 53-52 lead in regulation. From there, Pepperdine never led again.
Keion Bell scored a career-high 23 points and Lorne Jackson had 17 for the Waves (1-5), which have lost five straight.
Pepperdine closed the first half with a 15-5 run to take a 36-26 lead at the break.