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Matadors defeat Aggies to clinch a spot in the Big West Tournament

The defending Big West champion Matadors clinched a spot into the Big West Tournament after defeating UC Davis 70-66, Thursday night at the Matadome. “We did everything we needed to do to win this game,” CSUN head coach Bobby Braswell said. “Our game plan was to give the ball to our big guys and have […]

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CSUN men’s basketball trying to get into the Big West Tournament

With two more games left in the regular season the defending Big West champion Matadors, who are eighth in the standings,  (10-19, 5-9 Big West) could be on the verge of not getting into the conference tournament to defend their crown. In order for that not to happen CSUN needs a couple of scenarios to […]

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CSUN swim team gets cut by athletic department

The Cal State Northridge men’s and women’s swimming team was discontinued Monday afternoon by the athletic department due to the ongoing statewide financial crisis. “Looking at the budget and what are income and expenses are was a deciding factor in our decision,” Rick Mazzuto, the Athletic Director at CSUN said. “In the past two years many […]

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CSUN men’s basketball: Down the stretch blunders continue for Matadors

IRVINE, Calif. — In another chapter of the nightmare season its been for CSUN head coach Bobby Braswell, UC Irvine defeated his Matadors, 79-74, at the Bren Events Center on Saturday night. “The horror continues for us,” Braswell said after the Anteaters gave him his single-season record 19th loss. “We knew it was going to […]

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Matadors’ horrid first half dooms them at UCSB

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — In a tale of two halves, the Matadors cut a 26-point Gaucho lead down to 69-67 after forward Willie Galick made two free throws with 25 seconds left in regulation. Gaucho free throws down the stretch, however, helped ice the game and gave UC Santa Barbara a 74-69 victory over CSUN […]

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A friendship beyond words, Deaf Matador Lizarraga, teammate Galick share unique bond

A friendship beyond words, Deaf Matador Lizarraga, teammate Galick share unique bond

When a reporter asked CSUN forward Michael Lizarraga how it felt to be the only hearing impaired player ever to compete in an NCAA Tournament, Lizarraga immediately responded, “Did you say ‘hearing impaired’?” According to the dictionary, the word “impaired” means to “be weakened, diminished or damaged.” But Lizarraga, who has conquered many obstacles in […]

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CSUN men’s basketball faces Gauchos in Big West action

The one positive thing that Matador head coach Bobby Braswell took from their loss to Drake Saturday night was that it prepared them for their match against UC Santa Barbara tonight at the Thunderdome. In a postgame interview, after their 90-80 loss to the Bulldogs, Braswell felt that Drake’s offense was similar to the Gauchos […]

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Matador Lenny Daniel a one-man show in Saturday’s 90-80 loss to Drake University at the Matadome

In an ESPN BracketBuster game, Cal State Northridge took more than just a break from its Big West schedule to host Drake University  Saturday night. Apparently, to head coach Bobby Braswell, the Matadors also took a break on defense against the Bulldogs. “I’m glad we could accommodate Drake and let them come down and have […]

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CSUN men’s basketball closes out the Mustangs down the stretch

The Matadors have made it a habit to play in nail-biting games and failing at the end but fortunately for them they were able to pull out the 73-68 victory over Cal Poly Wednesday night at the Matadome. “It’s good to be on the other end of it,” CSUN head coach Bobby Braswell said. “We […]

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CSUN men’s basketball in must win situation versus Cal Poly

The Matadors (9-16, 4-7 Big West) had their hearts broken twice last week losing on a buzzer beater to Cal State Bakersfield (Feb. 10) and falling by one-point in triple overtime to Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 13). Point guard Vinnie McGhee felt that losing to the Titans was a tougher game to get over. “Fullerton […]

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CSUN men’s basketball falls in triple overtime thriller against Fullerton

In one of the wildest games at the Matadome, Cal State Northridge’s inability to box out and get crucial defensive stops cost them a 113-112 triple overtime loss against Cal State Fullerton (13-11, 7-5 Big West), Saturday night in Big West play. With four seconds remaining in the third overtime and CSUN (9-16, 4-7 Big […]

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CSUN falls to Roadrunners at the buzzer

Kenny Daniels game-high 24 points weren’t enough to get past Cal State Bakersfield Wednesday night, as Trent Blakely’s buzzer beater shot fell in to give the Roadrunners the 59-57 victory at Rabobank Arena. The Matadors (9-15, 4-6 Big West) were down 57-55 with 50 seconds remaining in the game before Lenny Daniel made a jumper […]

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