In the first round of the Big West Conference championship tournament in Las Vegas, Cal State Bakersfield will face off against Cal State Northridge for a tip off time of 9 PM eastern at the newly built Dollar Loan Center. This game will be available on ESPN plus. Cal State Bakersfield comes into this game with a record on the season of 7–18, and have lost four out of the last five games coming against UC Davis, Hawaii, UC San Diego, and UC Irvine most recently by the score of 66–61. The only victory for Bakersfield in their last five games came on the road against Cal Poly by the score of 61–60.
Cal State Northridge comes into this game with a record on the season of 7–22, and have lost their last six consecutive games with notable losses coming against Cal State Fullerton, UC Riverside, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, and most recently against Hawaii by the score of 84–62 in an extremely lopsided affair.
Justin Mackall is leading Cal State Bakersfield in points per game averaging 11 on the season, with a field goal percentage of 49.3% and a free throw percentage of 73.1%. Justin Elder Davis is the team leader for Bakersfield and rebounds per game averaging 6.4. Caleb Higgins is the team leader for Bakersfield in minutes per game averaging 23.7 on the year.
Atin Wright is leading Cal State Northridge and points per game at 14.8 on the season, with a field goal percentage of 36.8% and a free throw percentage of 82.7%. Elijah Hardy is the team leader for Northridge in minutes per game at 31.2 on the season and the team leader and rebounds per game averaging 5.1.