Preview: Bakersfield

The Titans (3-1) play their only home game until Dec. 11 when they host Bakersfield on Saturday Night at 6:00 PM in Dilapidated Titan Gym

Scouting Report

  • New coach and new team
  • Rod Barnes is the 2001 'Naismith Coach of the Year' at Ole Miss who guided the Rebels ('98-'06) to three NCAA Tournament appearances in his first four seasons
  • Fired from Ole Miss and then coached at Georgia State where he was fired after four seasons
  • Half the team consists of newcomers
  • Leading scorer is newcomer Issiah Grayson, JC transfer PG who also played for VCU
  • Return last year's leading scorer Stephon Carter, a 6-3 guard
  • Newcomer Tyrone White (6-7) gives them size at the three
  • Top 5 scorers all shoot the three, athletic team, better than anyone the Titans have faced this year but is comparable to lower-half Big West team.
  • Poor on defense, giving up 52% on field goals
  • Leading rebounder is 6-6 Rashad Savage
  • Have a 6-10, 285 pound center in Andre Jackson (hopefully Amoke will not be covering)
  • Bench averages 30 points a game, led by 6-3 guard Zach Lamb