Thomas, Tucker lead Pepperdine past Cal State Bakersfield 90-80
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP)—Malcolm Thomas and Rio Tucker scored 16 points apiece to lead Pepperdine to a 90-80 win Sunday over Cal State Bakersfield.
Jason Walberg came off the bench to score 14 points, Daniel Johnson had 12 points and Mychel Thompson added 10 for Pepperdine (2-4).
Cal State Bakersfield (1-5) took a 47-40 lead two minutes into the second half on a jumper by Santwon Latunde.
The Waves responded with a pair of baskets and combined with two turnovers by the Roadrunners took a 48-47 lead with 16:12 to play and would not trail again.
Latunde led all scorers with 17 points and Zack Grasmick had 16 for Bakersfield, including four 3-pointers.
The Roadrunners led 39-36 at halftime, going 9-for-10 from the foul line and scoring 12 points off 12 Pepperdine turnovers in the first half.