ANAHEIM, Calif., November 30 - Moving down the 57 freeway a few miles to Honda Center in Anaheim, DIRECTV Wooden Legacy host school Cal State Fullerton will play the second of four games on Sunday’s final day of the tournament when the Titans meet the College of Charleston at 1:30 p.m. (PT), televised nationally on ESPNU.
Cal State Fullerton, starting a new era this season under new head coach Dedrique Taylor, and the College of Charleston, under the guidance of second-year head coach Doug Wojcik, are both 0-2 after the first two games of this year’s Wooden Legacy with the first two rounds both played in Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Gym.
Fullerton opened tournament play Thursday, losing first to nationally-ranked Marquette 86-66. In their Friday game, Fullerton battled from behind but still lost a close game 48-46 to Miami. The College of Charleston opened with a 72-52 loss to powerful San Diego State and in the second round were defeated by Arizona State, 80-58.
Cal State Fullerton, now 3-5 entering Sunday’s game, has been led in this tournament by 6-2 senior guard Michael Williams who is averaging 15.5 points per game in the tournament along with 6-6 senior forward Marquis Horne with 7.5 points per game.
As a team, Cal State Fullerton is averaging 56.0 ppg in the Wooden Legacy while giving up 67.0 points per game. Statistically for the College of Charleston, 2-5 so far this season, the Cougars have been led in Anaheim by 6-9 junior forward Adjehi Baru with 9.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game and 6-1 junior guard Anthony Stitt with 9.0 points per game.
As a team, the Cougars are averaging 55.0 points per game while giving up 76.0 points per game. While this is the first appearance for the College of Charleston in the Wooden Legacy, it is the second for Cal State Fullerton. In 2008, the Titans won one of three games, losing to Wake Forest and Saint Mary’s and defeating Charlotte.
Last season, the Titans compiled a 14-18 overall season record while the Cougars were 24-11 under first-year coach Doug Wojcik and played in the post-season in the College Basketball Insider tournament.