It was Mays' eighth double-double of the season.
Aly Ahmed and Brent Wrapp had 13 points apiece for Bakersfield (10-15, 5-4 Western Athletic Conference) and Jaylin Airington added 10. It was a season-high for the freshman Wrapp, who also had five rebounds and seven assists.
Javonte Maynor's 3-pointer capped a 17-4 stretch to open the game for Bakersfield. Ahmed's basket at the 5:41 mark gave them a 25-9 lead - the Roadrunners' largest of the half - but UTPA closed on a 12-6 run.
The Roadrunners had a 37-22 advantage on the glass, including 12-4 on the offensive end.