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Pickett lifts UC Riverside over CSU Bakersfield 65-64

January 16, 2022 GMT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Dominick Pickett tossed in 18 points and sank two free throws with 12 seconds remaining to lift UC Riverside to a 65-64 victory over CSU Bakersfield in Big West Conference play on Saturday.

Zyon Pullin added 17 points for the Highlanders (9-5, 2-1). Callum McRae tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. Flynn Cameron had 11 points. Pickett added five rebounds, five assists and three steals.

Justin Edler-Davis topped the Roadrunners (5-6, 0-2) with 12 points and nine rebounds. Edler-Davis hit a 3-pointer with 42 seconds left to get Bakersfield within a point and followed with a go-ahead jumper to give the Roadrunners a 64-63 lead with 21 seconds to go. Keleb Higgins missed a shot at the buzzer.

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