CS Bakersfield beats Chicago St. 79-57, advances to semis

LAS VEGAS -- Jaylin Airington and Aly Ahmed scored 16 points apiece to lead Cal State Bakersfield in a 79-57 rout of Chicago State on Thursday night in a Western Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinal.

The second-seeded Roadrunners (22-8) have won eight of their last nine games, and will face the Seattle-UT Rio Grande Valley winner Friday. Cal State Bakersfield swept both teams during the regular season, winning all four games by double digits.

Matt Smith added 11 points for Cal State Bakersfield.

Anthony Eaves had 15 points -- all on a career-high five 3-pointers -- for No. 7 seed Chicago State (4-28), which has lost 19 straight. Jawad Adekoya scored 11, Delundre Dixon added 10 and Trayvon Palmer grabbed 11 rebounds.

The Roadrunners, who forced 20 turnovers, had a 10-point lead with 14 minutes left and led by double digits the rest of the way.