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Wednesday, Jan 23 2013 09:41 PM

Ice-cold Roadrunners routed by Santa Clara

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

SANTA CLARA -- Cold shooting Cal State Bakersfield never led and dropped a 66-36 men's basketball game at Santa Clara University Wednesday.

The Roadrunners (7-14) sank only 3-of-17 shots in the first half and had only two points in the first 8:10 of the game. The Broncos (15-6) had built a 15-2 lead by that time.

CSUB began the game sinking only one of its first six shots and had six turnovers in the first 8:10. The Roadrunners trailed 31-13 at halftime.

Santa Clara pulled away in the second half when the Roadrunners went scoreless over a 6:33 stretch. The Broncos had a 10-0 run during that time to build a 42-17 lead. The lead never dropped below 20 points after that.

CSUB, which fell to 1-10 on the road this season, didn't reach 30 points until Tyrone White's 3-point shot with 5:49 left in the game.

The Roadrunners were outrebounded 38-18 and had only four assists.

The offense never got untracked.

CSUB only shot 32 percent from the field (13-of-41) and was only 2-of-14 on 3s.

Brandon Barnes was CSUB's only double-figure scorer, with 11 points. Stephon Carter added nine points, a team-high five rebounds and four steals.

Santa Clara's 6-foot-9 senior forward Marc Trasolini had game-highs with 14 points and 10 rebounds. CSUB held senior guard Kevin Foster, who averages more than 19 points a game, to only eight points and 3-of-11 shooting.

The 13-point first-half is not a CSUB record for fewest points in a half. That record is seven, set in a 1979 game vs. Cal Poly Pomona, a 30-26 loss.

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