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Cal State Fullerton Titans men's basketball

The Cal State Fullerton Titans men's basketball team is the basketball team that represents California State University, Fullerton in Fullerton, California, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Big West Conference.

Cal State Fullerton Titans
2018–19 Cal State Fullerton Titans men's basketball team
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UniversityCalifornia State University, Fullerton
Head coachDedrique Taylor (5th season)
ConferenceBig West
LocationFullerton, California
ArenaTitan Gym
(Capacity: 4,000)
NicknameTitans
ColorsNavy Blue, White, and Orange[1]
              
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
Alternate
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1978
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1978
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1978
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1978, 2008, 2018
Conference Tournament Champions
1978, 2008, 2018
Conference Regular Season Champions
1976, 2008

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HistoryEdit

In 1978, the Fullerton men's basketball team, coached by Bobby Dye, made it to the Elite 8 in the 1978 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament. They were considered the year's Cinderella story as a #7 seed (out of 8). The team defeated University of New Mexico at Tempe, AZ, and then defeated the University of Sioux Falls before losing to the University of Arkansas in regionals at Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fullerton was led by Greg Bunch, a CSUF Hall of Famer.

Bob Burton was head coach of the Titans men's team starting with the 2003–04 season. In 2008, the team finished the season 24-9, defeated UC Irvine 81-66 in the Big West Conference Championship. They qualified for their second NCAA tournament (first in 30 years), where they faced the (#3) Wisconsin Badgers as a #14 seed in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, losing the game 71–58. After the 2013–14 season, Burton resigned on June 22, 2012 after nine seasons. His final record at Fullerton was 155–122.[2]

During the 2012–13 season, interim head coach Andy Newman replaced Burton and guided the Titans to a 14–18 record overall and 6–12 record in the Big West Conference.

For the start of the 2013–14 season, Fullerton hired Dedrique Taylor as the teams head coach. Previously, Taylor had been an assistant under coach Herb Sendek at Arizona State University since 2006. Prior to that, Taylor also coached at the University of Nevada, Portland State, Loyola Marymount University and UC Davis. Taylor, has been long respected as one of the top recruiters in the west with strong ties to the Los Angeles area, thought to be a key component in winning at Fullerton. Taylor led the 2017–18 team to an invitation to play in the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. The team lost in the first round to Purdue.

Post season resultsEdit

NCAA tournament resultsEdit

The Titans have appeared in three NCAA tournaments. Their combined record is 2–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
1978 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
New Mexico
San Francisco
Arkansas
W 90–85
W 75–72
L 58–61
2008 First Round Wisconsin L 56–71
2018 First Round Purdue L 48–74

NIT resultsEdit

The Titans have appeared in three National Invitation Tournaments (NIT). Their combined record is 2–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
1983 First Round Arizona State L 83–87
1987 First Round California L 68–72
2005 Opening Round
First Round
Second Round
Oregon State
San Francisco
Georgetown
W 85–83
W 85–69
L 57–74

CIT resultsEdit

The Titans have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) three times. Their combined record is 0–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
2012 First Round Loyola Marymount L 79–88
2017 First Round Weber State L 76–80
2019 First Round Cal State Bakersfield L 58-66

NAIA tournament resultsEdit

The Titans have appeared in the NAIA Tournament one time. Their combined record is 2–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
1962 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Stetson
Lewis & Clark
Westminster
W 94–79
W 97–78
L 55–63

NBA playersEdit

Player Career Draft
Greg Bunch 1974–1978 1978 : 2(34)
Mike Niles == 1979 : 2(83)
Leon Wood 1981–1984 1984 : 1(10)
Kevin Henderson 1983–1986 1986 : 3(50)
Richard Morton 1983–1986 1986 : 3(50)
Henry Turner == 1988 : undrafted, debut in 1988
Cedric Ceballos 1988–1990 1990 : 4(90)
Bruce Bowen 1989–1993 1993 : undrafted, debut in 1997
Pape Sow 2001–004 2004 : 2(48)
Bobby Brown 2003–2007 2007 : undrafted, debut in 2008
Josh Akognon 2007–2009 2009 : undrafted, debut in 2013

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CSUF Brand Central". Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Coach Burton resigns Archived July 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, accessed June 23, 2012

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