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DATE & TIME: Wednesday, December 20th, 10:05 p.m. (et).
FACTS & STATS: Site: Titan Gym (4,000) -- Fullerton, California. Television: None. Home Record: ULL 2-4, Fullerton 4-0. Away Record: ULL 0-4, Fullerton 3-2. Neutral Record: ULL 0-0, Fullerton 0-0. Conference Record: ULL 0-2, Fullerton 0-0. Series Record: Cal State Fullerton leads, 1-0.
GAME NOTES: The red-hot Cal State Fullerton Titans host the UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns in a non-league affair this evening from Titan Gym. The Cajuns' season has been a complete nightmare thus far, as the team is currently just 2-8. ULL is in the midst of a three-game losing skid with its most recent setback coming against Arkansas State by a 73-63 margin. Next on the schedule for the Cajuns will be a road matchup with McNeese State, followed by a home contest against Arkansas-Little Rock. As for the Titans, they have played extremely well thus far and have won three of their last four games, including two in a row. The last time Fullerton was on the court, the team posted a convincing 94-65 victory over Bethune-Cookman. Since Bob Burton has taken over the coaching duties at Fullerton, the Titans are a solid 29-13 at home and have an eight- game winning streak at Titan Gym. These two schools met earlier this season for the first-time ever. The game took place in Cajun country, but the Titans were still able to pull off a thrilling, 91-89 victory in overtime.
The Cajuns' 2-8 ledger can be attributed to their lack of success at the offensive end as they are currently shooting a lackluster 41.9 percent from the field and averaging just 65.7 ppg. David Dees and Ross Mouton have been the only two consistent contributors this season, as Dees is netting 20.4 ppg to go along with a team-best 6.8 rpg, while Mouton is producing 19.1 ppg. In the team's recent setback to Arkansas State the Cajuns struggled tremendously on offense, shooting a meager 34.4 percent from the field while connecting on just 13-of-24 shots from the foul line. Dees and Mouton both tallied 14 points in the setback, while Willie Lago added 11 points.
Unlike their counterpart, the Titans have been simply sensational on offense this season, as the team is shooting a healthy 47.3 percent from the floor and averaging a robust 85.7 ppg. Six players are currently averaging double figures this season, but no one player is more important than Bobby Brown as the guard is producing an impressive 22.7 ppg. Scott Cutley has been a beast down low and is posting 16.6 ppg and 9.2 rpg. Frank Robinson is next in line with 12 ppg, while Ray Reed is netting 11.6 ppg to go along with a team-high 40 assists. Justin Burns and Marcus Crenshaw have also done well for the Titans, as the two players are posting 11.3 and 11.1 ppg, respectively. In the recent victory over Bethune-Cookman, the Titans shot an eye-popping 60 percent from the field and connected on 13-of-26 attempts from behind the arc en route to the win. Brown exploded in the contest, pouring in 47 points while shooting 17-of-20 from the field, including an amazing 11-of-13 from downtown. The 47-point performance set a school record and was the second best offensive display in Big West Conference history. Robinson added 11 points in the win, while Kenneth Alexander tallied 10 points.
The Titans come into this matchup on fire and considering how solid Cal State Fullerton is offensively, the Cajuns do not have enough talent to stop the offensive juggernaut.
Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Cal State Fullerton 94, UL-Lafayette 66