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Utah St. 66, Cal St.-Fullerton 63

February 25, 1996

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) _ Eric Franson scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds Saturday night to lead Utah State to a 66-53 victory over Cal State-Fullerton.

Justin Jones added 16 points and Jon Wickizer had 11 points and six rebounds for the Aggies (15-13, 9-7), who outrebounded the Titans 41-18.

Chuck Overton led Fullerton (6-18, 5-11) with 18 points. Chris Dade added 12 points and Dirk Rassloff had 10 for the Titans, who were eliminated from a berth in the conference’s post-season tournament in Reno next month.

John Williams, who leads Fullerton in scoring and rebounding with averages of 15 and seven, respectively, was hampered by a toe injury and had just two points and one rebound in 16 minutes of action. Also, guard Brian Thomas was held out of the game for disciplinary reasons.

The Aggies took control of the game early in the second half. The teams were tied at halftime 27-all before Utah State went on a 14-6 run to start the second half.

Fullerton got as close as two points before the Aggies went on a 16-4 run to make it 57-43. As it turned out, Utah State had enough points at that stage for the victory.

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