Men Picked Third, Women Sixth by Media, Coaches

Oct. 25, 2006

Irvine, Calif. - In a rare consensus opinion, Cal State Fullerton will finish third in the men's basketball standings and the Titans' women will be sixth when the Big West Conference schedule is completed in March.

That was the forecast from the annual Big West Basketball Media Day conducted Wednesday at the Irvine Hilton Hotel. The head coaches and the media agreed on the Titans' finish in both genders in polls remarkably consistent.

On the men's side, where parity was the day's theme, agreement was remarkable between the two groups. The media picked Long Beach first and Pacific second whle the coaches had the two deadlocked for the top spot. Fullerton was third, Cal State Northridge was seventh and UC Riverside eighth on both lists. Ranked fourth through sixth were Cal Poly, UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine in the media poll with UCI, UCSB and Cal Poly in that order per the coaches.

The women's polls were equally similar. UC Riverside was a slight favorite for the top spot over UCSB by the coaches with UCSB a narrow choice over UCR by the media. Both groups had Long Beach third, Northridge fourth, Fullerton sixth and Pacific eighth. Cal Poly and UCI were interchanged at fifth and seventh with the coaches favoring UCI and the media leaning toward Cal Poly.

The media also picked pre-season all-conference teams. The Titans' Bobby Brown was among the six on the men's squad which included Chris Devine of USB, Darren Fells of UCI, Kejuan Johnson and Aaron Nixon of Long Beach and Derek Stockalper of Cal Poly.

The Titans were shut out on the women's team which consisted of Jessica Eggleston of Cal Poly, Karina Figueroa of Long Beach, Jenna Green of UCSB, Angie Ned of UCI, Kemie Nkele of UCR and Ofa Tulikihihifo of Northridge.

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-3
Sat Apr 29
All Day
at Steve Scott Invite (Irvine, Calif.)
-3
Sat Apr 29
All Day
at Fresno State Invitational (Fresno, Calif.)
0
Sat Apr 29
Final
1
Cal State Fullerton
4
vs. Hawai'i
@ Indian Wells Tennis Garden | Indian Wells, Calif.
Big West Championship | Semifinal
0
Sat Apr 29
Final
6
Cal State Fullerton
0
at Long Beach State
0
Sat Apr 29
Final
4
Cal State Fullerton
1
at Long Beach State
14
Sat Apr 29
Final - 14 innings
2
UC Irvine
3
at Cal State Fullerton
TV: ESPNU
-2
Sun Apr 30
1:00 PM
UC Irvine
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Sun Apr 30
3:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at Long Beach State
TV: ESPNU
-3
Mon May 01
All Day
vs. Big West Championships
@ Santa Barbara, Calif.
Sandpiper Golf Club
-3
Tue May 02
All Day
vs. Big West Championships
@ Santa Barbara, Calif.
Sandpiper Golf Club
-3
Wed May 03
All Day
vs. Big West Championships
@ Santa Barbara, Calif.
Sandpiper Golf Club
-3
Fri May 05
All Day
Big West Combined Events Championships (Titan Track Complex)
Big West Conference Championships
-2
Fri May 05
6:00 PM
CSUN
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Fri May 05
9:35 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at Hawai'i
-3
Sat May 06
All Day
Big West Combined Events Championships (Titan Track Complex)
Big West Conference Championships
-3
Sat May 06
All Day
at OXY Invite (Eagle Rock, Calif.)
-2
Sat May 06
2:00 PM
CSUN
at Cal State Fullerton
TV: ESPN3 | Senior Day
-2
Sat May 06
4:00 PM
CSUN
at Cal State Fullerton
TV: ESPN3 | Senior Day
-2
Sat May 06
9:35 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at Hawai'i
No Event
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