BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Carlos Johnson scored 20 points and Grand Canyon beat Cal State Bakersfield 72-59 on Saturday night in a game for first place in the Western Athletic Conference standings.
Grand Canyon (14-7, 7-1 Western Athletic Conference) and CSU Bakersfield (15-7, 6-2) entered tied with New Mexico State (18-4, 7-1), which beat Chicago State 83-39 Saturday night, atop the conference. The Antelopes host New Mexico State next Saturday.
Damari Milstead added 18 points for Grand Canyon.
Gerard Martin scored all five of his points on a dunk and 3-pointer during a 24-8 run and Grand Canyon led 56-41 with 7:49 remaining. Matt Jackson added six of his nine points during the stretch. Martin finished with a game-high five steals.
The Antelopes outscored CSUB 27-5 from the free-throw line.
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