FULLERTON, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton is set to host its first ever doubleheader at the 2018 Homecoming Event on Saturday, December 1. The women's basketball squad takes on CSU Bakersfield at 2:30 p.m. PT followed by the men's team taking on Cal Lutheran at 6:00pm.
In a year that the women's basketball program is celebrating their 50th anniversary, they have a very exciting squad on the court this season. Coming off an All-Big West second team selection, redshirt senior Daeja Smith has been named to the Lisa Leslie Award watch list as well as the Big West All-Conference Preseason Team. Senior Hannah Thompson has shown she can shoot the lights out and enters the year ranking third all-time in three-point percentage and senior Jade Vega will run the offense once again as she approaches 1,000 career points. As a team, the Titans shot 38% from the field and averaged 12.3 assists per game last season which are the highest marks for the program since the 2010-11 season. They also averaged 59.9 points per game which is the highest mark since the 2013-14 season.
Head coach Dedrique Taylor enters his sixth season leading the Titans and is fresh off a trip to the 2018 NCAA Tournament. He returns four starters from the squad that finished the year with a 20-12 record and won the Big West Conference Tournament. Guards Kyle Allman, Jr. and Khalil Ahmad arguably rank as the Big West's top backcourt. Allman led the team with 19.5 points per game and connected on an impressive 42.9 percent of his attempts from long range. Ahmad added 15.1 points per game and made a team high 57 three-pointers. Add in Jamal Smith (3.9 points) and Austen Awosika (7.2 points), who can both handle the ball, and the diversity of the backcourt is evident. Jackson Rowe, a 6-7 junior, averaged 12.1 points and a team high 6.7 rebounds last season. He will be joined in the frontcourt by senior Dominik Heinzl along with sophomores Johnny Wang and Josh Pitts and newcomer Amel Kuljuhovic.
In between the two games fans can take part in the Homecoming pre-game festival, which has an all new look and feel this year! Homecoming package includes general admission to the festival and both women's and men's Basketball games, a custom student designed T-shirt, meal voucher for In-N-Out Burger, and non-alcoholic beverages. Tuffy Lawn, which is in front (north) of Titan Gym, will be transformed into a Beer Garden featuring brews from Bootlegger's, along with live entertainment, games, and more. All ages are welcome as we cheer on the women's and men's basketball teams in this doubleheader day! Homecoming package purchasers will be permitted to float between the gym and the festival throughout the women's and men's games.
The Alumni Association has a package for everyone! Options include:
Reserved Table ($550): reserved table for 10 in the Beer Garden with general admission to both games, t-shirt, meal voucher, commemorative stein and 3 beers or 3 glasses of wine, non-alcoholic beverages and dessert.
Titan Package ($25.00 for members/$30 for non-members): general admission to the festival and both games, t-shirt, meal voucher, and non-alcoholic beverages
- Tailgate Only Package ($18.00): general admission to the festival, t-shirt, meal voucher, and non-alcoholic beverages (your season tickets for the men's game serve as tickets for the women's game on this double-header day!)
- CSUF Student Package ($10.00 with CWID): admission to the festival, t-shirt, meal voucher, and non-alcoholic beverages (game admission free with student ID)
- Beer Garden beverage ticket ($5 per ticket): One ticket is good for one glass of beer or wine
Click HERE to purchase your Homecoming Package!
The festival opens at 2 p.m. and goes until 9:00 p.m. Parking is free! Pre-registration will close on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Prices will increase for purchases the day of the event, and this event is sure to sell out! Discounts are available for Alumni Association members. Members may purchase up to 3 additional tickets at the member price. For more information on Homecoming go to https://alumni.fullerton.edu/studentoutreach/homecoming or call 657-278-2586.
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CSUF Students in get for FREE to all Athletics Regular Season Home games with the Student ID Card, which includes Homecoming. Titan Athletics will be giving away Spring Semester Parking, Titan Shops Book Vouchers, and more at Homecoming - For more information follow our social media by following us on Facebook (Facebook/FullertonTitans), Twitter (@FullertonTitans) Instagram (@FullertonTitans) and Snapchat (FullertonTitans). In addition, the men's basketball team has established its own Twitter (@FullertonMBB) and Instagram accounts (@FullertonMBB). Also, the women's team team has established its own Twitter (@FullertonWBB) and Instagram accounts (@FullertonWBB).