Cal State Fullerton got great production from its senior guards Kwame Vaughn and D.J. Seeley, but a big second half from Eastern Washington sealed the Titans' fate as they fell on the road, 79-75, on Friday night.
Vaughn led the Fullerton in scoring with 22 points, and Seeley had an excellent all-around game, adding 21 points, six rebounds, five steals and two assists 8-of-16 shooting and 3-of-7 from the three-point line. The Titans led 46-39 at the half, but were outscored 40-29 in the second and couldn't stave off a late run from the Eagles.
It was Aussie Freshman Venky Jois that led the Eagles with 22 points on 10-of-14 shooting. The 6'7 forward added 13 rebounds to help put the game away for Eastern Washington. The Eagles won the battle of the boards by a margin of 40-33, and that made all the difference in the narrow Titans' loss.
The Titans move to 3-3 on the season with the loss, while Eastern Washington improved to 2-5. Fullerton will remain in the Pacific Northwest to take on the Washington Huskies in Seattle on Dec. 2.