CS Bakersfield wins WAC, heads to 1st NCAA tourney

Published Mar. 13, 2016 5:06 a.m. ET

LAS VEGAS (AP) Dedrick Basile's 3-pointer with two-tenths of a second remaining lifted Cal State Bakersfield to a 57-54 victory over No. 1 seed New Mexico State in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament title game, sending the Roadrunners to their first NCAA Tournament appearance.

Basile led the third-seeded Roadrunners (24-8) with 18 points, and Damiyne Durham added 15. Cal State Bakersfield had never beaten New Mexico State, losing their first 11 meetings, including twice during the regular season.

Pascal Siakam and Braxton Huggins each had 11 points for the Aggies (23-10), and Ian Baker added 10.