Kendall Smith

Big West basketball: Fullerton uses big second half to beat Northridge

Big West basketball: Fullerton uses big second half to beat Northridge

The years drifted past, but Cal State Fullerton seemed too much an observer rather than a genuine participant.

In the last six years of the Big West Conference tournament, the Titans were winless in five trips.

That struggle finally changed Thursday when the Titans put together a strong second half, storming past Cal State Northridge, 81-68, in the opening round of the tournament at Honda Center.

A Fullerton team that lost four of its first six conference games has now won seven of its last eight games. The Titans will attempt to continue their season turnaround against No. 2-seeded UC Davis on Friday in a semifinal.

Despite playing without Big West freshman...

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