Northridge, Calif. – Cal State Fullerton men's basketball picked up the season sweep of CSUN on Saturday with a 78-71 win at the Matadome. The Titans have now won three in a row, seven of their last overall and six straight against the Matadors.
The Titans trailed 14-10 at the 11:52 mark of the first half and then went on a 13-0 run to lead 23-14 and never looked back. Once again, the Titans shot better than 50% from the field at 53.7% (29-54), continuing their unbeaten record over the last two years when shooting better than 50%. Fullerton shot just 4-13 from distance and 16-26 (61.5%) from the free-throw line.
Defense was the key to victory as the Titans held the Matadors to just 36.2% shooting from the field. The conference's leading scorer Lamine Diane scored 25 points but on 11-28 shooting. Terrell Gomez, the league's second-leading scorer, had 18 points on 4-14 shooting.
Kyle Allman, Jr. led the Titans in scoring with 25 points to go with five rebounds, five assists, one block and two steals. Junior forward Jackson Rowe was also in double figures with 15 points and seven rebounds. Junior guard Austen Awosika tallied nine points, six rebounds and a blocked shot. Sophomore Josh Pitts contributed eight points and four rebounds in 12 minutes off the bench while freshman Wayne Arnold scored seven first-half points off the bench as well.
Fullerton returns to action at Titan Gym on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. PT against UC Davis.
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