Northern Arizona 75, Cal State Fullerton 59--The Titans still haven’t found a Division I team it can beat this season. Northern Arizona made six of 11 three-point shots in the first half and coasted to a win at Titan Gym. It was Fullerton’s sixth consecutive loss.
The Titans’ only victory this season in Donny Daniels’ first season as coach came against College of Notre Dame, an NAIA team.
The latest loss left the Titans (1-9) with their worst start since the 1964-65 team also started 1-9 on the way to a 1-25 season.
“I knew it was going to be tough, but I thought we would have played better at home than we have,” Daniels said. “We played better at Eastern Kentucky last week than we have at home.”
To make matters worse, Fullerton can’t seem to get all its top players ready at the same time.
Brandon Campbell, a starter last season, was back Saturday after having to sit out eight games because of a sprained knee, but this time center Matt Caldwell was sidelined because of swollen lymph nodes. He remained at home in Arizona after the team’s holiday break for further examination.
Campbell played 23 minutes but didn’t provide much scoring help, making one of eight shots.
Ike Harmon led Fullerton with 18 points. Northern Arizona (6-5) was led by Adam Lopez, with 17 points.