Guard Joe Dawson leads the team in scoring at 13.9 points per
game. Thompkins is the top rebounder at 5.7. Head Coach Jerome Jenkins is 7-26
in his second year. Sacramento State leads the series, 4-3, but the teams havent
met since Dec. 10, 1982, when Ricky Mixon scored 18 points to lead the Titans
to a 104-75 win in Titan Gym. To put the time-frame in perspective, four games
later those Titans faced Charles Barkley of Auburn in a tournament in Salt Lake
Game 6: Sacramento
Thursday, December 5, 2001 @ Hornet Center, Sacramento CA
|Cal State Fullerton (1-4)||277||266|
|Sacramento State (2-4)||306||268|
The Line from Las Vegas
- N/A (TitanCentral guess: Sac State by 5)
|Cal State Fullerton||Sacramento State|
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|Official Site||Basketball - Official||Basketball - Official|
|Releases||Weekly Release||Game Release|
|Conference||Big West Conference||Big Sky Conference|
|Newspapers||LA Times, OC Register, Daily Titan||The Sacramento Bee, The State Hornet|
|Broadcasts||Titan Internet Radio|
|Other Resources||ESPN, Yahoo!, CNN/SI||ESPN, Yahoo!, CNN/SI|
TitanCentral.com's Key's to Winning: As easy as this game looked before the season started doesn't look quite so easy. The Titans are coming off two road losses -- a total annihilation by Baylor and another 10+ loss to Wyoming. Another loss looms for the Titans if the shooting does not improve.
Shooting 37% wouldn't seem so bad if they played some defense. They are allowing a field goal percentage of 50.1% and 40% from three point land. Ouch. The Titans assist to turnover ratio is also very poor. They are dishing out 3 assists to every 5 turnovers whereas opponents are about one for one.
To win on the road, the Titans have to do the following: Out-rebound the Hornets by 8, FG percentage of over 45% and have less than 15 turnovers. Anything less they probably lose.