Cal State Fullerton’s two-game road trip to the Northwest got off to a rocky start Friday night.
The Titans may have thought their trip to Cheney, Wash. was going to be a tuneup before Sunday’s game against Washington.
However, Eastern Washington toppled the Titans 79-75. The Eagles played without a starter and improved to 2-5.
Eastern also managed to slow down a prolific Fullerton offense that entered Friday leading the nation with a 91.2 scoring average.
Titans senior guards Kwame Vaughn and D.J. Seeley scored 22 and 21 respectively.
It’s a surprising setback for Cal State (3-3), which had a three-game winning streak.
Sunday’s game is 4:30 p.m.
IN PAC-12 ACTION:
— Oregon State lost 84-78 to No. 10 Kansas on Friday, which extended the Pac-12 losing streak to ranked teams to four games.
Nearly a month into the season, the conference is rated No. 2 in the RPI rankings, but it’s struggled against the elite teams. The Pac-12 is 2-7 against ranked opponents.
Colorado and Oregon have wins against ranked teams.
Last season, the Pac-12 was 0-11 against ranked teams.
— Led by Jason Washburn, who had a season-high 18 points, six rebounds and three blocks, Utah defeated Texas State 74-69.