Nov. 10, 2011
Fullerton, Calif. -
Fri., Nov. 11 -- Redlands, Titan Gym (4,000), 7:05 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 18 -- vs. Nicholls State at Louisiana-Lafayette Tournament, Cajundome (12,800), 3 p.m. PST
Sat., Nov. 19 -- at Louisiana-Lafayette, Cajundome (12,800), 5:30 p.m. PST
Sun., Nov. 20 -- vs. Houston Baptist at Louisiana-Lafayette Tournament, Cajundome (12,800), 11 a.m. PST
Sat., Nov. 26 -- Cal State Bakersfield, Titan Gym (4,000), 6:05 p.m.
IN A NUTSHELL: The Titans open the 2011-12 season at home against Redlands, an NCAA Div. III program that competes in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. It's the first meeting between the two schools since the 1966-67 season.
AUDIO: Most Titan games can be heard live on the internet. Listeners may access the CSF Athletics home page at www.fullertontitans.com and follow the links. Mike Martinez is the usual play-by-play announcer.
VIDEO: ALL Titan home games can be viewed on computers via BigWest subscription TV.
POSSIBLE STARTING LINEUP:
No. Name Ht. Yr. ppg a/rpg Quick Notes
G 21 Perry Webster* 6-1 Sr. \#7.8 \#5.2a Led Big West in assists (155) and assists-to-turnover ratio (2.67:1) in 2010-11
G 5 Kwame Vaughn 6-3 Jr. %12.6 %4.0r Transfer from USF; second leading scorer for Dons in 2009-10
G 13 Isiah Umipig* 6-1 So. \#7.4 \#1.2a Scored 18 points in exhibition vs. Cal State L.A.; 4-for-8 from 3-point line
C 33 Sedric Martin* 6-6 Sr. \#2.6 \#1.5r Played in all but one game last season; started 3 times
F 15 Orane Chin** 6-7 Sr. \#12.2 \#5.6r Only two-year letterman on the roster; transfer from South Florida
OFF THE BENCH:
F 0 Andre Hardy* 6-6 Sr. \#10.6 \#8.5r Big West Conference Newcomer of the Year in 2010-11; transfer from ORU
G 10 Cameron Glover 6-0 Jr. -- -- True freshman from Lakeside High School in Lake Elsinore
G 11 D. J. Seeley 6-4 Jr. %2.4 %1.4r Transfer from Cal; injured leg dunking in Oct. 22 scrimmage; cleared to play
C 12 John Underwood 6-9 Jr. -- -- Won appeal from NCAA on Nov. 4 to play this season; transfer from Missouri
G 14 Orlando Brown* 6-2 Sr. \#4.3 \#2.9r Started 13 games last season, several at power forward
F 21 Omondi Amoke 6-7 Sr. %4.8 %4.6r Transfer from Cal with one year of eligibility; injured shoulder on Oct. 22
G 22 Conway James 5-6 Fr. -- -- True freshman from J. W. North HS in Riverside
C 24 Bernard Webb 6-9 Jr. \#3.0 \#1.6r Transfer from Salt Lake CC; played in only 7 games due to a broken foot
G 32 Chris Collins 6-4 RFr. -- -- Sat out true freshman season last year
G 44 Jordan Knox 6-0 Jr. -- -- Transfer from Las Positas JC in Livermore, Calif.
*letters earned \# - last season % - 2009-10 season
HOW YOU SAY IT: OHR-uhn Chin &\#149; igh-ZAY-uh YOO-muh-pig &\#149; kwah-MAY Vaughn &\#149; oh-MAHN-dee ah-MOHK-ee
LAST GAME: The Titans defeated Cal State Los Angeles, 71-57, in an exhibition in Titan Gym on Nov. 4. Isiah Umipig and Kwame Vaughn led all scorers with 18 points each and Vaughn was the game's top rebounder with 8 boards.
THE COACH: Bob Burton is 134-112 in his ninth season at Cal State Fullerton and career. He has the most victories at the Div. I level and trails only Alex Omalev (139-176 in 12 years) all-time. Burton's winning percentage of .545 trails only Bobby Dye (.583, 109-78).
FRIENDLY CONFINES: Under Bob Burton, the Titans are 69-34 (.670) in Titan Gym including 35-4 (.897) in non-conference games. Fullerton has won 32 of its last 34 home non-conference games with the exceptions an 84-80 loss to Wright State on Dec. 22, 2007, and the last home non-conference game, a 71-57 loss to Montana on Dec. 22, 2010. Fullerton's all-time Div. I Titan Gym record is 294-167 (.638). Fullerton also is 1-8 in regular season home games at the Anaheim Convention Center.
ABOUT THE BULLDOGS: Redlands is the defending champion of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and went to the Div. III NCAA playoffs last year. Coach Jim Ducey is in his fifth season. This game is only an exhibition for Redlands.
SERIES HISTORY: Fullerton leads the series, 8-5, that dates to the 1960-61 season, Fullerton's first intercollegiate campaign in any sport. In fact, the Titans lost to Redlands, 76-66, in the second game ever played by a school then called Orange State College. Fullerton went 4-0 against the Bulldogs the next season including two meetings in the NAIA playoffs.
DIVISION I TRANSFERS: Once they step on the floor in Titan uniforms, Omondi Amoke, D. J. Seeley, John Underwood and Kwame Vaughn will bring the number of Div. I transfers to play for Coach Bob Burton to 15. Teammates Orane Chin and Andre Hardy preceded them. Two others (Sean Williams, Syracuse, academics; and Lloyd Walls, Wright State, injury) redshirted but never actually played. In Fullerton's Div. I history, they will become Nos. 35, 36, 37 and 38. In the same time frame (1975 to present), only six players have left for other Div. I programs and only one in the Burton era.