BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) TJ Starks scored 25 points as Cal State Northridge narrowly defeated Cal State Bakersfield 90-87 on Saturday night.

Alex Merkviladze added 24 points for the Matadors.

Starks shot 11 for 12 from the foul line.

Amound Anderson had 14 points for Cal State Northridge (9-10, 5-7 Big West Conference). Darius Brown II added 13 points and seven assists.

Cal State Bakersfield totaled 49 first-half points, a season high for the team.

Taze Moore scored a career-high 28 points for the Roadrunners (15-10, 9-7). Justin Edler-Davis added 18 points. Shaun Williams had 17 points.

The Matadors evened the season series against the Roadrunners. Cal State Bakersfield defeated Cal State Northridge 84-58 on Friday.

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