Team Profile: 2007 BracketBuster Preview: Cal-State Fullerton at Wright State
Normally Fullerton (18-5, 8-3) fans can’t help but already concentrate on their nationally-ranked baseball program. However, with Fullerton standing just ½ game back in the Big West Conference, more people are making their way into Titan Gym.Wright State had been an afterthought for much of the season, but woke up everyone around the country by knocking off Butler handily on Saturday evening. Brad Brownell’s team had been beaten by 31 at Hinkle Fieldhouse earlier in the year, so it was an impressive turnaround for the Raiders.
Key Matchup: WSU’s Dashaun Woods vs. CSU-F’s Bobby Brown
Wood is coming off a 30-point effort against Butler and has scored in double figures in every game this season.
“(DaShaun) is too good of a player to hold down for 40 minutes most nights,” Brownell said in the post game press conference following the Butler win. “He might not always score 30 points, but there are nights when he has 10 or 12 and has six or seven assists and he has played just as well.”
Brown, a local Southern California product, leads his team with 19 ppg and 47 FG%. The 6-foot-2 guard quite simply makes the Titans offense go.
Prediction: Wright State 66, Cal State Fullerton 63
Even for a team made up predominantly of junior and senior talent, winning in a place where Butler couldn’t is not going to be easy. But the Big West is a stronger league than its national reputation, and this game should be pretty close.