Newman's Notes: Bethune-Cookman

Cal State Fullerton goes to 7-2 as they took care of Bethune-Cookman College 94-65 at historic Titan Gym. Point guard Bobby Brown earned Big West Conference Player of the Week honors in his 47 point effort, draining an astounding 11 of 13 three-pointers.

Disclaimer: These notes are paraphrased from a brief conversation with assistant coach Andy Newman. Some information may not be exact quotes but the did its best to capture the points being made:

 Previous Notes

Dec. 7th, 2006 UCLA
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Nov. 25th, 2006 Louisiana-Lafayette
Nov. 21st, 2006 UT-San Antonio
Nov. 14th, 2006 Hope International
Nov. 7th, 2006 SDSU Scrimmage
  • Bobby Brown was phenomenal. Best performance, by far, for him in his career. Scoring 47 and hitting 11 of 13 threes is truly amazing.
  • Equally as impressive was his defense. He really stepped it up and played both ends of the floor.
  • Perimeter defense was especially good. Marcus Crenshaw played his best defense of the season and Ray Reed always plays well on defense.
  • In the first half we were really stagnant on offense. We weren't hitting the open man.
  • In the second half, we were much more unselfish, made the extra pass, just an overall better team performance.
  • Other players of note: Chris Minardo played well but injured his left knee (mild sprain). He practiced today (Tuesday) but it is definitely slowing him down so he won't be 100% for UL-Lafayette.
  • Frank Robinson is playing "steady". Defensively he is playing great.
  • Scott Cutley has been cleared to play despite the broken left thumb. He practiced today as well and looks good. He will have a splint on his thumb which should keep it straight. He has another appointment with the doctor in three weeks.
  • What happens when/if it gets hit? As long as he keeps the thumb straight then he will be fine.