Titans Stop Skid with 22-Point Win at UC Davis
Jan. 19, 2008
Davis, Calif. -
The Titans snapped their first 2-game losing streak of the season and improved to 11-6 overall and 4-2 in the Big West.
Vince Oliver scored a season-high 29 and David Carter added 11 for the Aggies (8-10, 2-3), who got no more than 6 points from any other player in losing only their second home game of the season against seven wins.
Fullerton made 46 percent of its shots from both 2 and 3-point range, hitting 12 of 26 treys, while the Aggies made only 6 of 20 from behind the arc. Fullerton committed a season-low 7 turnovers -- only 2 in the first half as it built a 41-21 advantage. UC Davis committed 15 turnovers, 9 in the first half when it shot only 31 percent. The Titans outrebounded the taller Aggies, 41-32.
"This was by far our best game offensively and defensively," said Fullerton Head Coach Bob Burton. "Our ball pressure and help defense was the difference. We didn't shoot real well but we played together.
"This was a great road win, especially coming off a tough loss the other night."
The TItans scored the first 5 points of the game and methodically pulled away, leading 7-2, 15-6, 20-9 and 35-21 at the media timeouts. UC Davis never got closer than 17 points in the second half.
UC Davis, which jumped out to a 17-0 lead in beating UC Irvine on Thursday night, scored a Fullerton-opponent low of 21 points in the first half.
Marcus Crenshaw, who scored only three points combined in the last two games, came off the bench to score 12, hitting 4 of 6 treys. He has now made 123 in his Titan career and he moved into ninth place on the CSF career list, passing Ryan Dillon at 120.
Akognon matched his season's average by making 4 of 8 treys including his first three of the second half as the Titans opened the biggest lead of the game at 60-30 with 13:45 to play.
Fullerton hosts UC Riverside on Wednesday night and then has the ensuing weekend off before embarking on a 4-game road swing to Long Beach, Northridge, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.