FULLERTON, Calif. -- 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.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.