Chicago St steals a win at CS Bakersfield, 71-63

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) Clarke Rosenberg scored 21 points as Chicago State stole a 71-63 win at Cal State Bakersfield Thursday night.

The Cougars collected 13 steals and forced 14 turnovers to earn the win on the road.

Erik Kinney made a pair of free throws to cut the Chicago State lead to four at 56-52 with 3:34 to play, but Johnny Griffin and Corey Gray each responded with a pair of free throws and Rosenberg added a layup and a jumper to push the lead back to 10 points, 64-54 with under two minutes to play.

Chicago State (9-10, 4-1 WAC) got 14 points each from Matt Ross and Quinton Pippen as the team shot 23 of 53 from the field (43.4 percent).

Issiah Grayson was 10 of 14 from the field for 238 points to lead CS Bakersfield (8-11, 1-4), with Stephon Johnson adding another 12 points.