Titans Win Road Opener

Nov. 18, 2011

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Lafayette, LA - D. J. Seeley scored 18 points and Orlando Brown came off the bench with 14 more to lead Cal State Fullerton to a 73-63 win over Nicholls State in the opening game of the Beryl Shipley Classic in the Cajundome.

The Titans improved to 2-0 with their first road win and will face host Louisiana Saturday night. Nicholls State fell to 0-3.

Omondi Amoke had a game-high 12 rebounds as well as 14 points for the Titans, who got 13 points from Isiah Umipig.

Chris Talkington led Nicholls with 17 and Trevon Lewis came off the bench for 10.

"This was a really hard-fought game," said Fullerton Coach Bob Burton. "It was a good win for us... we didnn't play exceptionally well but competed. We have a lot of things to work on. It's a road win.

"We needed to play that way. They were a patient team and forced us to play defense. We played hard."

Fullerton won the game at the foul line, making 24 of 35 attempts to the Colonels' 12-for-21 effort.

Brown scored 8 points in a span of less than 2 minutes in the first half that erased a 14-12 Nicholls lead and lef the Titans ahead, 20-19. The score was tied 10 times before Fullerton took the lead for good at 28-27 at 3:26 on a pair of Umipig free throws.

Seeley scored 5 points on back-to-back possessions early in the second half for a 42-34 lead. Fullerton stretched it to as many as 11 points but the Colonels drew within 3 at 63-60 with 4:51 to play. But Fullerton scored 10 of the game's final 13 points including Umipig's only trey of the night to pull away.

Kwame Vaughn had 8 assists but committed 4 of Fullerton's 21 turnovers.