Titans Outshoot Mustangs, 80-67
Feb. 9, 2008
San Luis Obispo, Calif. - Frank Robinson scored 27 points and Marcus Morgan grabbed a game-high 9 rebounds Saturday night to lead Cal State Fullerton to an 80-67 Big West Conference victory at Cal Poly.
The win was the Titans' fifth Big West road win and improved their record to 15-7 and 8-3.
Trae Clark had 16 points for the Mustangs, who fell to 9-13 and 4-6.
Fullerton used a 24-8 run over the final 10 minutes of the first half to take control of the game. The Titans maintained most of an 8-point halftime lead before stretching it out in the final minutes. Robinson's 3-point field goal with 4 minutes to play stopped an 8-0 SLO spurt.
After falling behind, 20-12, mostly because of a Cal Poly advantage on the boards, the Titans took control of the glass and finished with a 40-31 advantage. Morgan had 6 offensive rebounds.
"After four road games in a row and six out of seven, this was a big win for us," said CSF Coach Bob Burton. "We looked lethargic at the start. I thought the difference was our defense. We got some traps and double team steals and that excited our players and they went from there.
"I thought that changed the game, but I didn't think it was over until the very end."
Marcus Crenshaw scored 7 points in the first half and 2 in the second before suffering a concussion. With Junior Russell suspended, the Titans had to use Ray Reed and Josh Akognon at point guard for most of the second half.
Reed hit 6 of 7 free throws and his 10 points were the second most of his season.