Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE
The Titans lose first game without their interim head coach.
The Cal State Fullerton Titans fell to the host Stanford Cardinal, 81-68, on Monday in their first game of the season.
The game was tied at 31 at the half but the Titans were outscored, 50-37, in the second half. The Cardinal (2-0) went on a 17-1 run beginning at the 9:33 mark of the second half that broke the game wide open.
The Titans were coached by assistant coach Julius Hicks while interim head coach Andy Newman served the first of a two-game suspension for secondary NCAA rules violations.
The Titans next game will be at the Nevada Wolfpack 9 p.m. Friday.