2013-14 Men's Basketball News
July 14, 2014
Former Titans Playing in NBA Summer League
Three former Titans, Bobby Brown, Josh Akognon and Kwame Vaughn, are currently competing in the NBA Summer League held in Las Vegas, which runs through Monday, July 21.
June 25, 2014
2014 Wooden Legacy Field Announced
The 2014 Wooden Legacy – a Thanksgiving weekend men’s college basketball tournament – has confirmed its field for the annual event to be held at two southern California sites – Cal State Fullerton and Honda Center.
June 5, 2014
Join the Titans for Men's Basketball Golf Tournament
Dust off your clubs and hit the links with Cal State Fullerton men's basketball coaches and student-athletes as the athletic department will host the 2014 Men's Basketball Golf Invitational Presented by Nike on Monday, Aug. 11, at the Black Gold Golf Club in nearby Yorba Linda, Calif.
June 4, 2014
Men’s Hoops in Search of Student Managers for Summer and 2014-15
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May 16, 2014
Titan Seniors to Graduate this Weekend
Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball seniors Chris Collins, Marquis Horne, James Johnson and Michael Williams are set to graduate this week as commencement ceremonies are scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday.
May 15, 2014
Men’s Basketball Faces Level One Penalty but Shows APR Improvement
The Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball program was issued a Level One penalty as released through the National Collegiate Athletics Association's (NCAA) annual Academic Progress Rate (APR) report on Wednesday.
April 29, 2014
Titans Meet with Fans to Wrap Up 2014
Over 75 people filled Craftsman Pizza last Sunday as the Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball team thanked its fans following the 2013-14 season.
April 23, 2014
Esume Joins Titans for 2014-15
Kennedy Esume, a 6-foot-10 center from Warri, Nigeria, is the fifth student-athlete to join Cal State Fullerton’s 2014 recruiting class, it was announced by second-year men’s basketball head coach Dedrique Taylor on Wednesday.
April 18, 2014
Recapping the 2013-14 Season
Cal State Fullerton’s 2013-14 campaign came to a close on March 13, when the Titans suffered a 66-56 to Long Beach State in the quarterfinals of the Big West Tournament held at the Honda Center. Fullerton completed the year with a record of 11-20 overall as well as a 6-10 mark in Big West play, which secured CSF the No. 6 seed at the Tournament.
April 10, 2014
Titans Host End of the Year "Thank You"
Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball head coach Dedrique Taylor and the 2013-14 squad invite season ticket holders and supporters to Craftsman Pizza at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 27 for an end of the season recognition for fans.
March 18, 2014
Beyond the Court: Alex Harris Energizes Titans
In his opening press conference, first-year Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball head coach Dedrique Taylor said that he had a vision for Titan basketball involving the three E’s: Energy, Effort, and Execution.
March 13, 2014
Offense Sputters in Quarterfinal Loss
Cal State Fullerton’s season came to a close on Thursday afternoon as the Titans suffered a 66-56 loss to Long Beach State in the quarterfinals of the Big West Tournament.
March 11, 2014
Titans to Play Long Beach State in Big West Quarterfinals
Cal State Fullerton is playing in its 12th consecutive Big West Tournament as the Titans are the No. 6 seed and will play third-seeded Long Beach State at 2:30 p.m., Thursday at the Honda Center.
March 10, 2014
Harris and Williams Earn All-League Honors
Cal State Fullerton senior guard Michael Williams was named Big West Newcomer and received all-league second team honors, while junior guard Alex Harris was named honorable mention it was announced by the league office on Monday.
March 9, 2014
Titans Fall Short at Hawai’i
Michael Williams’ three-pointer with 18 seconds left on the clock brought Cal State Fullerton with one point, but a questionable long-distance attempt by the senior with nine seconds remaining sealed an 81-77 win for Hawai’i at the Stan Sheriff Center on Saturday night bringing an end to the regular season.
March 7, 2014
Titans Can’t Keep Pace with Anteaters
The Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball team couldn’t keep pace with league-leading UC Irvine on Thursday night as the Anteaters cruised to a 62-44 victory at Titan Gym, clinching a share of the Big West Tournament title.
March 3, 2014
Williams Leads Cal State Fullerton Into Big West Tournament
Impressive shooting and prodigious scoring mixed well for Cal State Fullerton senior Michael Williams (Van Nuys, Calif.), the Big West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week who led the Titans to back-to-back conference wins for the first time this season.
March 3, 2014
Fullerton Hosts League-Leading UCI Thursday
Cal State Fullerton has clinched a spot in the Big West Tournament but with two regular season games remaining, the Titans’ seed has yet to be determined. Fullerton has one home game remaining, hosting UC Irvine, Thursday at Titan Gym.
March 2, 2014
Titan Sharp Shooting Downs LBSU, 84-76
Michael Williams started a second-half rally that couldn’t be stopped as the Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball team used constant energy to knock off Long Beach State, 84-76, at Titan Gym on Saturday night in front of 1,806.
February 28, 2014
Titans Hold Off Cal State Northridge, 82-81
Crucial three-pointers from Alex Harris and Marquis Horne helped the Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball team hold off a late Cal State Northridge rally at Titan Gym on Thursday as the Titans emerged with an 82-81 victory.
February 28, 2014
Long Beach State Visits Titan Gym Saturday
With only three games remaining in Big West Conference regular season play, Cal State Fullerton will host its next two contests at Titan Gym, beginning with Long Beach State at 6 p.m., Saturday.
February 25, 2014
Big West Tourney Single Session Tickets on Sale Tuesday
Single session tickets for the 2014 Big West Basketball Tournament will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m., on Tuesday.
February 25, 2014
Titans Begin Three-Game Homestand with Northridge
With only four games remaining in Big West Conference regular season play, Cal State Fullerton will host its next three contests at Titan Gym, beginning the three-game homestand with Cal State Northridge at 7 pm on Thursday.
February 22, 2014
First Half Dooms Fullerton at UCSB
UC Santa Barbara’s tandem of Alan Williams and Zalmico Harmon combined for 42 points as the Gauchos’ offense flourished in an 80-65 victory at the Thunderdome on Saturday afternoon.
February 21, 2014
Fullerton Picks up Road Win at Cal Poly
Cal State Fullerton held Cal Poly scoreless for over three minutes in the final moments of Thursday night’s Big West game, while Michael Williams spurred the Titans with a 23-point performance as CSF edged the Mustangs 67-59 at Mott Athletics Center.
February 18, 2014
Titans Continue Big West Play on the Road
Cal State Fullerton returns to the road this week traveling to Cal Poly (Thursday) and UC Santa Barbara (Saturday).
February 16, 2014
Titans Fall Short in Homecoming Thriller
Alex Harris’ last-second three-pointer was off the mark on Saturday night as Cal State Fullerton failed to hold on to its halftime lead suffering an 83-80 loss to Hawai'i in front of 3,017 fans at Titan Gym during Homecoming.
February 15, 2014
Homecoming On Tap for Saturday at Titan Gym
The Titans will look to make it two in a row on Saturday, hosting Hawai’i at Titan Gym as part of CSUF Homecoming festivities.
February 14, 2014
Titans Topple Aggies, 74-64
Home sweet home. The return to Titan Gym after a three-game road swing proved prosperous for the Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball team on Thursday night as the tandem of Alex Harris and Michael Williams led CSF to a 74-64 victory over UC Davis.
February 12, 2014
Fullerton Returns to Titan Gym, Hosts UC Davis
After three games on the road, Cal State Fullerton returns to Titan Gym for its next two games, hosting UC Davis at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Hawai’i at 6 p.m., Saturday as part of Homecoming festivities.
February 9, 2014
Fullerton Falls in OT at Matadome
Josh Greene’s three-pointer with 2.5 seconds left on the clock in regulation sent the game into overtime, and Cal State Northridge pulled away in the extra frame recording a 92-83 victory on Saturday night at the Matadome.
February 7, 2014
Fullerton Comeback Falls Short at UCR
Michael Williams’ last-second three-point attempt was off the mark, and Cal State Fullerton’s comeback at UC Riverside fell just short in a 72-69 loss at SRC Arena on Thursday night.
February 4, 2014
Fullerton Remains on the Road; Travels to UCR
Cal State Fullerton remains on the road this week as part of a three-game road swing. The Titans first travel to UC Riverside on Thursday.
February 1, 2014
Titans Can’t Slow Down 49ers
The Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball team suffered one of its worst shooting performances of the year, and the Titans couldn’t slow down Long Beach State’s Mike Caffey, falling 75-56 in front of 3,762 fans at Walter Pyramid on Saturday afternoon.
January 30, 2014
Single Game at Long Beach State On Tap Saturday
Cal State Fullerton begins a three-game road stretch on Saturday as the Titans travel to Long Beach State.
January 26, 2014
Williams and Harris Lead Titans in Win Over UCSB
Michael Williams’ three-point bucket on the wing with 32 seconds on the clock helped secure Cal State Fullerton’s 74-72 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Saturday night at Titan Gym.
January 25, 2014
UCSB Visits Fullerton on Saturday for Fox Sports Prime Ticket Affair
The Titans host UC Santa Barbara at 7:30 pm on Saturday night in Fox Sports Prime Ticket broadcast.
January 24, 2014
Titan Comeback Bid Falls Just Short
Alex Harris’ last-second jumper from the top of the key fell off the mark as Cal State Fullerton came up excruciatingly short in a 58-56 loss to Cal Poly on Thursday night at Titan Gym.
January 22, 2014
Mason Transfers to Cal State Fullerton
Jordan Mason, a former guard at Colorado State, has transferred to Cal State Fullerton and enrolled for the spring 2014 semester.
January 22, 2014
Fullerton Returns to Titan Gym to Host Cal Poly Thursday
Cal State Fullerton returns to Titan Gym to host Cal Poly (7-10, 3-1) on Thursday, while UC Santa Barbara (11-5, 2-1) visits on Saturday.
January 19, 2014
UC Davis Second Half Surge Defeats Titans
Corey Hawkins’ impressive offensive performance in the second half helped lead UC Davis to a come-from-behind 69-61 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Saturday night at The Pavilion.
January 18, 2014
Big West Tour Arrives at Fullerton Wednesday
The Big West Tour, sponsored by ampm & Fox Sports West, returns for 2014, and will arrive at Titan Walk on the Cal State Fullerton campus on Wednesday (Feb. 12).
January 17, 2014
Irvine Offense Overpowers Titans
UC Irvine remained undefeated in Big West Conference play, defending the Bren Events Center with a 72-54 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Thursday night.
January 14, 2014
Fullerton Returns to the Road at UCI Thursday
The Titans travel to UC Irvine on Thursday before making the trip to UC Davis (0-2) on Saturday.
January 10, 2014
Titans Hold Off Late Highlander Run
Cal State Fullerton held off UC Riverside, 78-73, in the closing seconds of Thursday night’s Big West Conference opener as five Titans scored in double figures led by Michael Williams’ 21 points at Titan Gym.
January 8, 2014
Titans Host Highlanders in Big West Opener
Cal State Fullerton begins Big West Conference play at 7 p.m. on Thursday hosting UC Riverside at Titan Gym.
January 4, 2014
Tulsa Pulls Away Late Against Titans
Cal State Fullerton worked from behind for most of Saturday’s game, and despite 20 points from senior Michael Williams, the Titans failed to dissolve Tulsa’s lead in a 73-57 loss to the Golden Hurricane at the Reynolds Center.
January 2, 2014
Non-Conference Play Concludes at Tulsa on Saturday
Cal State Fullerton ends non-conference play on the road, traveling to Tulsa (4-9) on Saturday for the Titans’ first game of 2014.
December 29, 2013
Titans Can't Stop UNLV
UNLV’s winning streak remained intact on Saturday night as Roscoe Smith and Khem Birch each produced double-doubles for the Rebels in an 83-64 victory over Cal State Fullerton at the Thomas & Mack Center.
December 27, 2013
Titans Return to Floor at UNLV
Currently on a two-game winning streak, Cal State Fullerton plays its final two non-conference games on the road at UNLV (Saturday) and at Tulsa (Jan. 4).
December 21, 2013
Titan Defense Stifles Hornets in Second Half
Cal State Fullerton overcame a double-digit deficit and used strong defensive play in the second half to defeat Sacramento State, 59-51, on Saturday afternoon at Titan Gym.
December 19, 2013
Homestand Continues as Hornets Visit Titan Gym Saturday
Cal State Fullerton continues its homestand hosting Sacramento State at 3 p.m., Saturday at Titan Gym.
December 15, 2013
Williams and Harris Drive Titans to Victory
Michael Williams buried four three-pointers in the second half en route to a game-high 24 points as Cal State Fullerton defeated Texas Southern, 87-80, on Sunday afternoon at Titan Gym.
December 12, 2013
Titan Homestand Continues Hosting Texas Southern
Cal State Fullerton's season-long three-game homestand continues as the Titans host Texas Southern on Sunday.
December 8, 2013
Titans Can’t Find Rhythm in Loss to Seattle
Despite a season-high 21-point effort from Michael Williams, Cal State Fullerton failed to recover following an early 10-point deficit in a 74-65 loss to Seattle U on Saturday night at Titan Gym.
December 6, 2013
Fullerton Returns to Titan Gym Saturday Hosting Seattle U
Cal State Fullerton hosts Seattle at 6 p.m., Saturday at Titan Gym, and the Titans will be available for autographs after the game.
December 5, 2013
Horne’s Career Night Ends Skid
Career-best performances from Marquis Horne and Steve McClellan pushed the Titans to a 78-64 victory over Pepperdine on Wednesday night at Firestone Fieldhouse.
December 3, 2013
Fullerton Begins Week at Pepperdine
Cal State Fullerton has two games on tap this week, beginning on Wednesday at Pepperdine.
December 1, 2013
Charleston Powers Past Cal State Fullerton at DIRECTV Wooden Legacy
Canyon Barry and Anthony Stitt each scored 14 points to lead a quartet of Cougars in double figures as College of Charleston handed Cal State Fullerton a 61-48 loss in the third round of the DIRECTV Wooden Legacy at Honda Center on Sunday afternoon.
November 29, 2013
Cal State Fullerton Drops Heartbreaker to Miami
Miami junior James Kelly scored 10 points to lead the Hurricanes to a narrow 48-46 win over tournament host Cal State Fullerton in game six of the DIRECTV Wooden Legacy at Titan Gym.
November 28, 2013
No. 25 Marquette Cruises Past Outmanned Titans, 86-66
Jamil Wilson scored 20 of his game-high 24 points in the first half to lead No. 25-ranked Marquette (4-2) to an 86-66 victory over outmanned Cal State Fullerton (2-4) in Thursday’s second game of the DirecTV Wooden Legacy in Titan Gym at Cal State Fullerton.
November 26, 2013
Titans Open DIRECTV Wooden Legacy with No. 25 Marquette
Cal State Fullerton will open play in the DIRECT Wooden Legacy on Thursday, hosting No. 25 Marquette at Titan Gym.
November 25, 2013
National Spotlight Centers on Fullerton as Titan Gym Hosts DIRECTV Wooden Legacy
Cal State Fullerton is in the final days of preparation to host the DIRECTV Wooden Legacy, an all-new multi-team collegiate basketball tournament which begins on Thanksgiving Thursday.
November 23, 2013
DIRECTV Wooden Legacy Session Tickets on Sale Monday
Individual session tickets featuring two games each for the DIRECTV Wooden Legacy will go on sale at 12 p.m. (PT) Monday for the in-season college basketball tournament being played next week at Titan Gym on the campus of Cal State Fullerton.
November 23, 2013
Slow Start Plagues Fullerton Again
For the second straight game, early turnovers and poor shooting plagued Cal State Fullerton as the Titans suffered an 81-59 loss to San Jose State at the Event Center on Saturday afternoon.
November 21, 2013
Titans Head Back Out on the Road; Travel to San Jose State
Cal State Fullerton completes its season-opening stretch of playing four of its first five games on the road at San Jose State on Saturday.
November 20, 2013
Sluggish Start Dooms Titans at USC
An impressive showing in the second half could not erase a sluggish start to the game as Cal State Fullerton fell 76-62 to USC on Tuesday night at the Galen Center.
November 18, 2013
Fullerton Back on the Road at USC Tuesday
Cal State Fullerton (2-1) heads back on the road Tuesday to play USC (2-1). Tip-off is scheduled for 8:05 p.m., and the game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.
November 18, 2013
Fullerton Inks Four During Signing Period
Cal State Fullerton first-year head coach Dedrique Taylor announced the signing of the 2014 recruiting class on Monday.
November 16, 2013
Titans Topple Broncos in Home Opener
After playing its first two games on the road, Cal State Fullerton returned to Titan Gym and produced a solid shooting performance in an 86-73 win over Santa Clara on Saturday afternoon.
November 15, 2013
Titans Host Santa Clara in Home Opener on Saturday
Santa Clara (2-0) will be making its first road trip of the season, while the Titans (1-1) will be hosting their first regular season home contest at Titan Gym, tipping off at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
November 14, 2013
Titans Squander Double-Digit Lead in Seattle
Seattle’s full-court pressure in the final minutes of the game perplexed Cal State Fullerton’s offense as the Titans watched a double-digit lead quickly vanish in a 75-71 loss to Seattle on Wednesday night at KeyArena.
November 12, 2013
Titans Remain on the Road, Play Seattle Wednesday
Cal State Fullerton plays its second straight road game at Seattle U on Wednesday with tip-off from KeyArena scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
November 9, 2013
Titan Offense Erupts in Season Opener
The Dedrique Taylor era at Cal State Fullerton began in commanding fashion as the Titans opened the 2013-14 season with an 84-55 victory over Montana State at Worthington Arena on Saturday evening.
November 8, 2013
Fullerton Opens 2013-14 at Montana State Saturday
Cal State Fullerton opens the 2013-14 season on Saturday on the road at Montana State with tip-off scheduled for 3:30 p.m. (PT).
November 3, 2013
Titans Eclipse Century Mark in Exhibition Win
Led by returners Alex Harris and Jared Brandon, Cal State Fullerton’s offense ran on all cylinders as the Titans defeated Redlands, 108-77, in an exhibition game at Titan Gym on Saturday night.
October 31, 2013
Titans Tip-Off Saturday
First-year head coach Dedrique Taylor and the 2013-14 Cal State Fullerton Titans will have one opportunity to prep for the upcoming season, hosting Redlands in an exhibition game at Titan Gym on Saturday.
October 15, 2013
Join Titans for Blue And White Scrimmage
The madness for the 2013-14 men’s basketball season begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the annual season-opening men’s basketball Blue-White scrimmage to help ring in the new campaign at Titan Gym.
October 8, 2013
Men’s Basketball Single-Game Tix on Sale Monday
The countdown is on for the 2013-14 men’s basketball season as single-game tickets are scheduled to go on sale at noon on Monday (Oct. 14).
October 1, 2013
Titans to Host Blue-White Scrimmage to Kick-Off Season
The Cal State Fullerton men's basketball team will host their annual season-opening Blue-White scrimmage to help ring in the new campaign on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Titan Gym.
October 1, 2013
City Council Honors Fullerton Basketball Coaches
Cal State Fullerton head coaches Dedrique Taylor and Daron Park were honored with letters of commendation by Fullerton Mayor Bruce Whitaker and the Fullerton City Council on Tuesday night.
September 30, 2013
Taylor, Park to be Honored by Fullerton City Council
Cal State Fullerton head men's basketball coach Dedrique Taylor and head women's basketball coach Daron Park will be honored with letters of commendation welcoming them to the community by the Fullerton City Council prior to its bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday (Oct. 1) at 6:30 p.m.
September 28, 2013
Men's Basketball Gets Underway With First Official Practice
The 2013-14 men's basketball season is officially underway as Cal State Fullerton took to the court for the first time as a team Saturday afternoon, gathering for their inaugural practice under first-year head coach Dedrique Taylor.
September 25, 2013
Wooden Legacy Tickets On Sale Friday
Tickets for The Wooden Legacy, an all-new multi-team collegiate basketball tournament, will go on sale Friday, September 27, at 12:00 PM (PT). Eight teams are confirmed to compete in the highly anticipated event: Arizona State, Cal State Fullerton, College of Charleston, Creighton, George Washington, Marquette, Miami and San Diego State.
September 25, 2013
Taylor Shares Thoughts on 2013-14 at Wooden Award Tip-Off Luncheon
Coaches from as far north as San Luis Obispo on south to San Diego gathered Wednesday afternoon to offer their insights on the upcoming season and discuss their team's prospects at the annual Wooden Award College Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon hosted by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
September 10, 2013
Titan Hoops Takes Time to Give Back
The Cal State Fullerton men and women’s basketball programs took their basketball skills into the community, as the teams visited with the kids from Valdez Elementary School Tuesday afternoon.
August 21, 2013
Taylor Adds Two More Transfers to 2013-14 Roster
Cal State Fullerton head men's basketball coach Dedrique Taylor announced, Wednesday, that former Riverside City College standout Corey Walker and Trinity Valley Community College transfer Josh Gentry will continue their athletic and academic careers with the Titans.
August 20, 2013
Golf Tournament Raises $26,000 for Men's Basketball Program
Joined on the course by members of the coaching staff and student-athletes, supporters of the Cal State Fullerton men's basketball program came together to net over $26,000 in support of the team at the Fullerton Men's Basketball Golf Invitational Presented by Nike at the Hacienda Golf Club on Monday (Aug. 19) afternoon.
August 16, 2013
Titans Finalize 2013-14 Men's Basketball Schedule
First-year head men's basketball coach Dedrique Taylor announced, Friday, a challenging slate of 31 games for his debut season at Cal State Fullerton, including a possible nine contests against schools that saw some sort of postseason action a year ago.
August 15, 2013
Titans "Go Dutch," Add Four More for 2013-14
The Cal State Fullerton men's basketball team added four more to its roster for 2013-14 as the Titans welcomed DePaul transfer Moses Morgan, signed freshmen Floris Versteeg and Hidde Vos of the Netherlands to National Letters of Intent, and added walk-on Ian Spruce to the squad.
August 1, 2013
The First 100 Days… A Sit-Down With Head Coach Dedrique Taylor
With the first 100 days of his tenure as head men's basketball coach at Cal State Fullerton behind him, Dedrique Taylor sat down with FullertonTitans.com to discuss the whirlwind start to his head coaching career, the high's and low's over the first three months, and his thoughts about the upcoming 2013-14 season.