CSUF Set to Open Men's Basketball Season After Positive Coronavirus Test


FULLERTON (CNS) - Cal State Fullerton is scheduled to begin its coronavirus-delayed men's basketball season today by playing host to Bethesda University in a nonconference game, trying to rebound from an 11-20 season.

The university announced Nov. 20 that a player had tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the Titans to quarantine for 14 days and the player to self-isolate for 10 days, per the NCAA protocol.

Cal State Fullerton had been scheduled to open the season Nov. 25 against the University of San Diego in the Husky Classic in Seattle. The multi-team event was canceled Nov. 21 because of the COVID-19-related shutdowns of the Titans' and Toreros' programs and the uncertainty of Portland State's availability due to its status with the Oregon Health Authority.

Cal State Fullerton returns four players from the 2019-20 team that played consistent minutes -- forwards Johnny Wang and Vincent Lee and guards Wayne Arnold and Tory San Antonio.

Anaheim-based Bethesda is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association. The Flames are 0-5 this season, against four of Cal State Fullerton's fellow Big West Conference members and Sacramento State of the Big Sky Conference. All the losses have been by at least 44 points, including four by 51 or more.

The game at Titan Gym is set to begin at 5 p.m. and will be streamed by BigWest.TV.

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