CSUF point guard Bobby Brown said a key for the Titans against UCLA will be to keep their emotions in check. Brown pointed out to last year's home game against Pacifica as an example.
Brown said the Titans came out too amped and ran out of gas.
"We can't come out, like, all rowdy," Brown said.
Head coach Bob Burton said that getting the players excited about the UCLA game won't be a problem.
"If anything, it's going to be the opposite," he said.
The onus to keep the Titans' composure level will be on him, and the Los Angeles native knows is.
"I'm going to go in and be a leader," said Brown, who played with a lot of the UCLA players during the summer. "Do the same things I've been doing for four years. I know all of them. It will be real fun."
Scott Cutley injured his back during a practice on Thursday and was unable to even walk on Friday. But on game night, "I got lucky," Cutley said. "They (the trainers) got me ready to go."
And it's a good thing, because the 6-foot-5- inch 235-pound forward scored 12 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. It was his second double-double in three games.
Cutley said nothing will keep him out of the UCLA game, but he hopes that his back is healed and he is 100 percent.
Cutley is not the only injured Titan, Burton said. Frank Robinson (leg cramp), Marcus Crenshaw (ankle) and Marcus Morgan (knee) will all be questionable for tonight, he said.
Crenshaw was noticeably gimpy after the game, but said he was fine and that he'll be ready for UCLA.