Men Picked Third, Women Sixth by Media, Coaches

Oct. 25, 2006

Irvine, Calif. - In a rare consensus opinion, Cal State Fullerton will finish third in the men's basketball standings and the Titans' women will be sixth when the Big West Conference schedule is completed in March.

That was the forecast from the annual Big West Basketball Media Day conducted Wednesday at the Irvine Hilton Hotel. The head coaches and the media agreed on the Titans' finish in both genders in polls remarkably consistent.

On the men's side, where parity was the day's theme, agreement was remarkable between the two groups. The media picked Long Beach first and Pacific second whle the coaches had the two deadlocked for the top spot. Fullerton was third, Cal State Northridge was seventh and UC Riverside eighth on both lists. Ranked fourth through sixth were Cal Poly, UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine in the media poll with UCI, UCSB and Cal Poly in that order per the coaches.

The women's polls were equally similar. UC Riverside was a slight favorite for the top spot over UCSB by the coaches with UCSB a narrow choice over UCR by the media. Both groups had Long Beach third, Northridge fourth, Fullerton sixth and Pacific eighth. Cal Poly and UCI were interchanged at fifth and seventh with the coaches favoring UCI and the media leaning toward Cal Poly.

The media also picked pre-season all-conference teams. The Titans' Bobby Brown was among the six on the men's squad which included Chris Devine of USB, Darren Fells of UCI, Kejuan Johnson and Aaron Nixon of Long Beach and Derek Stockalper of Cal Poly.

The Titans were shut out on the women's team which consisted of Jessica Eggleston of Cal Poly, Karina Figueroa of Long Beach, Jenna Green of UCSB, Angie Ned of UCI, Kemie Nkele of UCR and Ofa Tulikihihifo of Northridge.

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Sun Sep 25
3:00 PM
Pacific
at Cal State Fullerton
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Mon Sep 26
All Day
vs. Rose City Collegiate
@ Aurora, Ore.
Langdon Farms Golf Club
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Tue Sep 27
All Day
vs. Rose City Collegiate
@ Aurora, Ore.
Langdon Farms Golf Club
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Wed Sep 28
7:00 PM
UC Irvine
at Cal State Fullerton
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Thu Sep 29
7:00 PM
Cal Poly
at Cal State Fullerton
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Fri Sep 30
7:00 PM
UC Riverside
at Cal State Fullerton
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Fri Sep 30
10:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at Hawai'i
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Sat Oct 01
9:00 AM
at West Region Preview
Sacramento, Calif. | Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sat Oct 01
7:00 PM
UC Santa Barbara
at Cal State Fullerton
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Sun Oct 02
2:00 PM
Cal Poly
at Cal State Fullerton
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