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Basketball Issue: Theus ready for anything in year two

Basketball Issue: Theus ready for anything in year two

Being a person of integrity and an NBA player for 13 years has given him enough credibility for the players to trust and respect him. With Josh Greene, third leading scorer from last year, graduating and heading to Italy to play for a Euroleague team, men’s basketball Head Coach Reggie Theus wanted to be there […]

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Greene leaves his mark on, off the court at CSUN

Greene leaves his mark on, off the court at CSUN

  The Matadors spent this past season making a run at a Big West Championship, and fought hard until the final moment of the championship game. But none of the team’s success would have been possible without the leadership and clutch performances of graduating guard Josh Greene. On several different occasions, as the captain of […]

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Men’s Basketball: Josh Greene and Stephan Hicks return to lead a young men’s basketball squad

Written by Steve Cereghino   With CSUN’s men’s basketball roster full of nearly all freshmen and sophomores, returning starters Josh Greene and Stephan Hicks will be looked upon to lead the Matadors to success. “It’s been really good to watch them mature and grow,” said head coach Bobby Braswell.  “As their careers have developed and […]

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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 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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Men’s basketball: Matadors’ defense not close to good enough against Gauchos in home loss

Men’s basketball: Matadors’ defense not close to good enough against Gauchos in home loss

As the season has progressed, the Matadors’ defensive effort has improved in such manner that at times it has pleased the sometimes-seemingly-unpleasable Bobby Braswell. Even as the Matadors lost by 46 points at Cal Poly on Jan. 21, Braswell showed satisfaction over his team’s effort and scrappiness. Fast-forwarding to late Thursday night, however, it was […]

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Men’s basketball: Matadors fight valiantly before Fullerton’s clutch layup sinks them

Men’s basketball: Matadors fight valiantly before Fullerton’s clutch layup sinks them

Going down the wire in a seesaw battle between teams in the opposite poles of the Big West Conference standings Thursday night, it was Cal State Fullerton’s turn at attempting to swing up on the scoreboard, and guard Kwame Vaughn delivered with a head-first driving layup to put his team up two. Given only 3.8 […]

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Men’s basketball: CSUN struggles against Pacific zone defense

Men’s basketball: CSUN struggles against Pacific zone defense

With CSUN head coach Bobby Braswell feeling under the weather, assistant coach Danny Sprinkle was in charge as his team faced an opponent who is on a seven-game losing streak. As both teams took the court and Pacific went on an 8-0 run with 13:17 left in the first half, it was clear the team […]

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Men’s basketball: CSUN hangs with LBSU before falling down the stretch

Men’s basketball: CSUN hangs with LBSU before falling down the stretch

Despite losing by 13 points at home Saturday night against arguably the best team in the Big West Conference, sophomore guard Josh Greene still believes his CSUN squad is the top team in the league. “I still think we’re the best,” a confident Greene said. “They’re (Long Beach State) predicted to win the Big West, […]

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Men’s basketball: CSUN’s rally falls short in conference opener against UC Irvine

Men’s basketball: CSUN’s rally falls short in conference opener against UC Irvine

CSUN guard Josh Greene has seen what the Matadors are capable of doing when they click. Thursday night against UC Irvine, he saw it again. But for only one half. Again. “If we put together two halves, then we can be pretty good,” Greene said. What was a tale of two different halves against the […]

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Men’s basketball: Weird night as CSUN uses second-half defense to blast undermanned Pacifica

Men’s basketball: Weird night as CSUN uses second-half defense to blast undermanned Pacifica

There were less than 20 minutes to go until tip-off of what eventually became a 99-58 CSUN win over Pacifica College Saturday night at the Matadome when CSUN head coach Bobby Braswell received some alarming news. Pacifica didn’t have enough players to start the game. “They were telling me, ‘Coach, they only got four players […]