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  • BY ZACH EWING zewing@bakersfield.com
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Georgia Tech 76, CSUB 61, FINAL

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Cal State Bakersfield has had nearly a week since it beat Texas-Arlington on Wednesday to advance to the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament.

Everything about the past two weeks was uncharted territory for Cal State Bakersfield basketball. From entering the National Invitation Tournament to traveling to New York to playing in Madison Square Garden, none of the players or coaches really knew what to expect.

It was an experience none of them will ever forget: Walking through the tunnels at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, past posters of Kevin Durant (remember him, OKC?) into a sea of flashbulbs and onto a court with the famed NCAA Tournament logo.