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Titans to Play No. 2 Seed Purdue in NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on Friday

The Big West Tourney Championship Title is the Team's First Since 2008

 
Big West Championship

The Titans are Dancing.

Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball team won the Big West Championship Saturday night defeating UC Irvine 71-55 in front of a raucous crowd of exhilarated fans at the Honda Center.

It is Fullerton’s first tourney title since 2008, which is also the last season the Titans advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

The team is the No. 15 seed and will play the No. 2 seed Purdue in the East region in Detroit on Friday

“They picked the right time to play their best game,” Fullerton coach Dedrique Taylor said after Saturday’s game. “They were completely unselfish. It’s a sense of validation and accomplishment, for the coaches, the kids, the administration and anyone else in the program.”

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