October 20, 2005

Titans Consensus Pick to Win Big West Title

Oct. 20, 2005

Fullerton, Calif. - Three out of four national publications foresee Cal State Fullerton winning the regular season Big West Conference championship in men's basketball in 2005-06. Athlon, Lindy's and The Sporting News have the Titans in first place while Street & Smith's annual publication picks the Titans second behind defending champion Pacific.

Titan guard Bobby Brown and forward Jamaal Brown both are on the consensus pre-season all-conference team compiled from the four publications plus CBSSportsline.com. Bobby was a unanimous pick along with Pacific's Christian Maraker, the consensus pick for player of the year.

Athlon 1. Cal State Fullerton 2. Pacific 3. Cal State Northridge 4. UC Santa Barbara 5. UC Irvine 6. Long Beach State 7. UC Riverside 8. Cal Poly SLO

Lindy's 1. Cal State Fullerton 2. Pacific 3. Long Beach State 4. UC Santa Barbara 5. Cal State Northridge 6. UC Irvine 7. Cal Poly SLO 8. UC Riverside

Street & Smith's 1. Pacific 2. Cal State Fullerton 3. UC Santa Barbara 4. Cal State Northridge 5. UC Irvine 6. Long Beach State 7. UC Riverside 8. Cal Poly SLO

The Sporting News 1. Cal State Fullerton 2. Cal State Northridge 3. Pacific 4. UC Irvine 5. Long Beach State 6. UC Santa Barbara 7. UC Riverside 8. Cal Poly SLO

Consensus 1. Cal State Fullerton (3) 31 2. Pacific (1) 28 3. Cal State Northridge 22 4. UC Santa Barbara 19 5. Long Beach State 16 UC Irvine 16 7. UC Riverside 7 8. Cal Poly SLO 5 (first-place votes in parentheses)

Pre-Season All-Conference Team* Christian Maraker, Pacific\# Bobby Brown, Cal State Fullerton\# Jibril Hodges, Long Beach State Jamaal Brown, Cal State Fullerton Aaron Fitzgerald, UC Irvine Calvin Chitwood, Cal St. Northridge Pre-Season Player of the Year: Christian Maraker, Pacific

*consensus of four publications above plus CBSSportsline.com \#unanimousTMTM