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Cal State Fullerton vs. Stanford recap: Titans fall to Cardinal in first game of the season

The Titans lose first game without their interim head coach.

Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE

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 put four players in double figures, led by 16 points and nine rebounds by Sammy Yeager and 16 points, four assists and four rebounds by D.J. Seeley.

The Cardinal got 24 points from Chasson Randle and a double-double from Dwight Powell with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

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.