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Men’s Basketball: CSUN freshmen key in upset hopes over UCLA

Men’s Basketball: CSUN freshmen key in upset hopes over UCLA

CSUN is coming off one of its greatest starts in school history, beginning the season with six straight wins. But after suffering its first loss of the year, Northridge (6-1) will travel to the newly-renovated Pauley Pavilion to take on No. 24 UCLA (4-2) in Westwood Wednesday night at 9 p.m.After dropping its first game […]

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Men’s basketball: Matadors finish off miserable season with loss at Fullerton

Men’s basketball: Matadors finish off miserable season with loss at Fullerton

FULLERTON – With a nine-point deficit and only 1:45 remaining in the Matadors’ season, senior guard Vinnie McGhee shot a 3-pointer hoping it could possibly spark a comeback and maybe a fairy tale ending to his CSUN career. Instead, McGhee threw up an airball to add misery to an already tough 2011-12 season. “I’m a […]

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Men’s basketball: It ends tonight: Matadors face CSUF in finale

Men’s basketball: It ends tonight: Matadors face CSUF in finale

The Matadors have lost a lot this season: games, their postseason eligibility (due to NCAA violations) and, recently, the final game on their schedule against Saint Mary’s. The cancellation of the March 9 game against the Gaels has given CSUN’s new finale at Cal State Fullerton (19-8, 10-4 Big West) tonight more meaning. “My job […]

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Men’s basketball: Matadors experience season déjà vu in overtime loss at UC Irvine

Men’s basketball: Matadors experience season déjà vu in overtime loss at UC Irvine

IRVINE – To say the 16th season of head coach Bobby Braswell’s career at CSUN has been a struggle would be putting it lightly. Already ineligible to play in the Big West Conference Tournament to start the year, Braswell’s Matadors have taken enough tumbles through 2011-12 to ensure the coach will finish with the fewest […]

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Men’s basketball: Matadors don’t give themselves chance in last-gasp play, lose to UCR on Senior Night

Men’s basketball: Matadors don’t give themselves chance in last-gasp play, lose to UCR on Senior Night

Down two points with 4.3 seconds to go Wednesday night, CSUN head coach Bobby Braswell drew up a play for guard Josh Greene to be the hero who would send his senior teammates off with a win in their last home game of their careers. Greene, who coming into the game had scored 20 or […]

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Men’s basketball: Do it for Vinnie: Matadors look to honor seniors vs. UCR

Men’s basketball: Do it for Vinnie: Matadors look to honor seniors vs. UCR

With his CSUN career winding down, Vinnie McGhee took Saturday’s loss to Fresno State the hardest. In a postgame interview, after the Matadors shot a pitiful nine percent from the field in the second half en route to a 62-49 defeat, McGhee blamed the woeful performance on himself. “I’m mad the most, I didn’t only […]

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Men’s basketball: CSUN shoots nine percent in second half, falls to Fresno State in BracketBuster

Men’s basketball: CSUN shoots nine percent in second half, falls to Fresno State in BracketBuster

In the four years CSUN guard Vinnie McGhee has been with the Matadors, he’s been part of many memorable games, but what transpired Saturday was a night he would like to forget. In what likely was the worst half in the program’s history, CSUN (7-18) collapsed in the second twenty minutes of Saturday night’s BracketBuster […]

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Men’s basketball: Matadors beat Cal Poly in rematch, get revenge for embarrassing loss

Men’s basketball: Matadors beat Cal Poly in rematch,  get revenge for embarrassing loss

As the last seconds of Wednesday night’s vendetta game against Cal Poly wound down, three Mustangs stared at CSUN guard Josh Greene dribbling into the heart of their defense. The game was out of reach. Cal Poly had already waved the white flag, but Greene looked like he wanted to pour some more salt on […]

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Men’s basketball: CSUN still remembers thrashing by visiting Cal Poly

Men’s basketball: CSUN still remembers thrashing by visiting Cal Poly

Josh Greene didn’t choose the forget-and move-on route after Cal Poly crushed his Matadors by 46 points in a televised game last month. Instead, the sophomore guard took the embarrassing loss as a sign of disrespect. “When we come out to play (Cal Poly), it’s personal, especially for me,” Greene said. “To be honest, I […]

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Men’s basketball: CSUN gives up crucial rebound to lose in final second at Pacific

Men’s basketball: CSUN gives up crucial rebound to lose in final second at Pacific

It couldn’t get any worse than a 46-point blowout at Cal Poly on Jan. 26. Wrong! The Matadors somehow managed to top their embarrassing defeat to the Mustangs this past week with two grueling losses in the Bay Area, both painful in their own way. First, CSUN fell to the laughing stock of the Big […]

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Men’s basketball: Matadors hand Davis its second win of the season

Men’s basketball: Matadors hand Davis its second win of the season

Despite entering the second half up by two points, the Matadors (6-16, 2-9 Big West) couldn’t maintain the lead and allowed UC Davis (2-21, 1-10) to dominate the rest of the game and come back to win 79-71 Thursday night at The Pavilion. This game marks CSUN’s third loss in a row, while giving the […]

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Men’s basketball: Matadors fall just short of upset of Big West-perfect 49ers

Men’s basketball: Matadors fall just short of upset of Big West-perfect 49ers

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Instead of taking the moral victory against the top team in the Big West Conference, CSUN was thinking of what could have been. With the game tied at 54-54 and a little over nine minutes left in regulation Saturday night at the Walter Pyramid, the young Matadors had the first-place 49ers on […]

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