Records Tied in Rout

Dec. 7, 2011

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Salt Lake City, UT - Kwame Vaughn scored 18 points and D. J. Seeley added 17 Wednesday night as Cal State Fullerton rolled to a record-tying 81-50 non-conference victory at Utah.

The Titans (5-3) matched the school record for margin of victory on the road over a non-conference opponent and gave Coach Bob Burton his 139th win, tying him with Coach Alex Omalev (1960-72) for the most in school history.

Utah got 12 points from Chris Hines but fell to 1-7. The Utes played without leading scorer Josh Watkins, who was suspended earlier in the week by Coach Larry Krystkowiak.

The loss was Utah's worst in the Huntsman Center, built in 1969.

Fullerton shot a season-best 57 percent from the floor and made 11 of 24 3-point attempts. The Titans dominated the backboards by a 45-18 margin.

Fullerton hit its first five shots, four of them 3-pointers, in jumping out to a 14-0 lead in about 3 minutes. The Utes never got closer than 7 points and trailed at the half, 43-26.

"It was a great defensive effort, our best of the year," said Coach Bob Burton. "We shot it well and rebounded well. We did all three things about as well as you could. And we played together with a lot of assists (21 on 29 field goals).

"It was real exciting to come back where I had coached (assistant iin 1986-87) and have our team play so well. The main thing is we've gotten healthy."

Omondi Amoke led the way on the boards with 12. Andre Hardy came off the bench for 11 points and 8 rebounds in 21 minutes. Orane Chin and Isiah Umipig each had 9 points.

The overall school record for margin of victory on the road is 32 points, an 89-57 win at UC Irvine on Jan. 25, 1997. The other 31-point non-conference road win came at Div. II Cal State Northridge on Nov. 27, 1976, by an 87-56 score.

Fullerton returns to Titan Gym for only its third home game of the season, a 3 p.m. tipoff vs. Eastern Washington.