Feb 21, 2013 1:33 AM by Bill Halter
Cal Poly made just 39 percent of its shots while Cal State Fullerton hit on 56 percent as the Titans beat the Mustangs, 77-60 on Wednesday. The Mustangs are now 2-11 on the road compared to 10-1 at home.
CS-Fullerton was ahead 40-23 at the half. The Mustangs pulled to within six with 12:02 to play but the Titans answered with a 7-0 run from there and Cal Poly never got within single digits again.
Backup guard Chris O'Brien led the Mustangs with 13 points and 9 rebounds. The senior played a team high 33 minutes off the bench. Junior guard Kyle Odister was the only other Cal Poly player to reach double-figures. Odister scored 11 in 19 minutes off the bench.
The Mustangs were without leading scorer Chris Eversley for a second straight game because of an ankle injury. Eversley is expected to return on Saturday when Cal Poly hosts Loyola Marymount or next Thursday when the Mustangs play at Cal State Northridge.
Senior guard Kwame Vaughn scored 23 for CS-Fullerton while senior guard DJ Seally added 21. The backcourt duo combined to shoot 15-24 from the field.
Cal Poly squandered a chance to move into second place in the Big West Conference standings alongside Pacific which fell at UC Irvine on Wednesday. The Mustangs, instead,drop from third to fifth place with an 8-6 record in the conference. The Titans improve to 13-13 overall and 6-8 in the Big West.
Cal Poly returns home to host a BracketBuster game against Loyola Marymount on Saturday at 7:00pm. The Lions are 8-18 this season, it is a non-conference game.
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