BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Javante Maynor had 17 points including four 3-pointers and Cal State Bakersfield snuck past Nebraska-Omaha 84-79 on Saturday night.
Cal State Bakersfield (7-13) hit a barrage of 3-pointers, knocking down 11 of them while shooting 53.8 percent from the field overall. The Roadrunners led 39-24 at halftime thanks to a 27-13 run to begin the game capped off by back-to-back 3-pointers from Maynor with 6:07 remaining in the first half.
Cal State Bakersfield had 18 assists as a team and was 17 of 26 from the free-throw line.
The Mavericks (5-16) had five players in double figures with John Karhoff and Justin Simmons each scoring 14 points. C.J. Carter scored 13 points, Alex Phillips had 11 and Alex Welhouse added 10 points.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.