PORTLAND, Ore. -- Jarkel Joiner tossed in a career-high 24 points, Damiyne Durham scored all 18 of his points in a dominant first half and Cal State Bakersfield held off Portland State 76-71 on Thursday night.
Joiner hit 10 of 16 shots for the Roadrunners, who shot 63 percent (19 of 30) in the first half, including 5 of 11 from 3-point range, and led 47-29 at intermission. Durham hit 7 of 9 shots, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range, in the opening half.
CSU Bakersfield (8-4) went cold in the second half, shooting just 28 percent (7 of 25) and the Vikings (5-6) used a 12-0 run to pull within 61-57 on Michael Nuga's layup with 7:41 left to play. James Suber hit two free throws to end the scoring drought for the Roadrunners. Sal Nuhu sank two foul shots to pull PSU within 65-64 with 4:55 left, but Justin Edler-Davis and Rickey Holden both hit two free throws to push CSU ahead 69-64 at the 4:17 mark and the Roadrunners held on from there.
Nuga sank four 3-pointers and scored a career-high 24 for Portland State. Michael Mayhew had 12 points -- all on 3-pointers -- and Nuhu scored 10. Robert McCoy matched his season high with 12 rebounds.
Wisconsin defeats Eastern Illinois 65-52 in home opener
Kobe King scored a game-high 18 points, Nate Reuvers added 14 points, 14 rebounds and nine blocks, and the Wisconsin Badgers defeated Eastern Illinois 65-52 in their home opener Friday night.
Vermont takes out St. Bonaventure on Lamb's double-double
Anthony Lamb scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Vermont held off St. Bonaventure 61-59 on Friday night.
Culver, Haley score 16, West Virginia beats Akron 94-84
Derek Culver and Jermaine Haley scored 16 points apiece to lead West Virginia over Akron 94-84 on Friday night.