Nov. 26, 2006
Spokane, WA - Cal State Fullerton tries to match its 5-0 start of 1989-90 on Monday night when the Titans visit Eastern Washington in Cheney. Tipoff time is 7:05 p.m. PST.
After sunny and warm weather in San Antonio and Louisiana, the Titans are dealing with snow and 31-degree weather in eastern Washington.
The host Eagles are 2-3 but probably provide the most difficult challenge on this 8-day, 3-game road trip. EWU's losses have come on the road -- at UNLV, at Gonzaga and, most recently, in a 7-point loss at No. 16-ranked Washington.
The Eagles feature the leading scorer among freshmen in the nation last year in 6-5 guard Rodney Stuckey. He had 31 points at Washington despite being in foul trouble. The Kent, Washington, product had 19 points in EWU's bracket buster loss at Fullerton last year when he was playing hurt and the Eagles were more focused on a forthcoming Big Sky Conference game.
Fullerton leads the series, 3-0, and is 1-0 at Reese Court. The Titans won here on Dec. 10, 2004, in overtime, 70-68, on a 3-point basket at the buzzer by Jermaine Harper.
The Titans stayed away from basketball on Saturday, traveling from New Orleans to Spokane via Salt Lake City. They will practice Sunday night in Cheney, which is about a half hour west of the Spokane Airport.