Cal St. Fullerton handles Santa Clara 86-73

The Associated Press

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) -- Alex Harris scored 19 points to lead Cal State Fullerton to an 86-73 win in their home opener Saturday.

Cal State Fullerton (2-1) had a 13-5 run early in the first half as they jumped out to a 40-34 halftime lead.

Marquis Horne drilled two 3-pointers, and Harris added one of his own to push the Titans to a 16-5 run to start the second half. The run gave Cal State Fullerton a 56-39 lead with 14:47 left to play. The Titans pushed the lead to 78-54 with 7:40 to go, propelled by two more 3-pointers from Harris.

Horne finished with 13 points while Michael Williams added 15.

Santa Clara (2-1) put together a 15-4 run to cut the lead to 13 with 1:35 left, but the comeback fell short.

Brandon Clark scored 23 points to lead the Broncos, but he was inefficient, finishing 7 of 22 from the field.

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