BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Stephon Carter scored 26 points and Cal State Bakersfield led wire to wire for a 69-49 victory over La Verne on Saturday night.
Cal State Bakersfield (4-6) had a 34-28 rebounding edge and had a 25-18 advantage off turnovers.
Carter, meanwhile converted all 12 of his free-throw attempts. La Verne (1-6) made just 7 of 11 as a team.
Jake Veith scored 12 points to lead La Verne and Vince Bauer scored 11.
La Verne turned the ball over 24 times, Cal State Bakersfield 17.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.