first_img Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/Cal State Fullerton Basketball Written by Brad James November 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Hosts Cal State Fullerton Tuesday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Tuesday evening, BYU men’s basketball officially commences their season by entertaining Big West foe Cal State Fullerton at the Marriott Center.The Cougars officially usher in the Mark Pope era as he takes over for coaching legend Dave Rose.Pope, in four seasons at nearby Utah Valley, went 77-56 (.579) at the helm of the Wolverines’ program.In regular season-openers, the Cougars are 85-32 (83-32) and 93-24 (91-24) in home openers, per their on-court/NCAA-adjusted records.BYU routed NCAA Division II foe Texas-Tyler 100-58 November 1 at the Marriott Center.In this game, freshman guard Trevin Knell connected on five of his six 3-point attempts to pace the Cougars with 19 points.The Titans come into Tuesday’s contest, having dropped an exhibition game to NCAA Division II foe Cal State-Dominguez Hills. The Toros prevailed 83-76.Entering his sixth season at the helm at Cal State Fullerton, head coach Dedrique Taylor is 83-107 (.437).Former Wasatch Academy star, senior forward Jackson Rowe, is the Titans’ leading returning scorer.The Toronto native posted 11.3 points and 7.9 rebounds per game for Cal State Fullerton last season, while shooting 54.1 percent from the field.This series is tied 3-3 all-time and the Titans have won their last two games at the Marriott Center, leading the series at Provo 2-3 all-time.last_img read more

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