This game was made possible because a judge denied a request to block NCAA Tournament limits. USC was hoping to play in a tournament in Hawaii but can not since they played in a similar tournament last year. Cal State Northridge was also a possibility but they turned down USC as well as a $20,000 guarantee. No details have emerged on what Fullerton's guarantee is but, reportedly, it is worth more.
The Titans now have the possibility of facing three teams from ESPN's early Top 50 rankings: Hawaii, Pepperdine and USC. There is no word on whether this game will be televised or not.
In other scheduling news, Northern Arizona backed out of their plans to play at Titan Gym on December 16th. To fill this vacancy, Cal State Fullerton will most likely play Southern Utah on Tuesday, December 17th. The Titans will also announce one exhibition game which will be played on Saturday, November 17th.