Men’s basketball: Northridge’s offense must get back on track after two-game skid, face Vanguard

Jonathan Andrade

CSUN has dropped its last two games after starting the season 6-0, but return home Wednesday night and hope to get back on the winning track against Vanguard at 7 p.m. in the Matadome.

In CSUN’s latest outing, the Matadors were completely outplayed by the Bruins in Westwood in a 82-56 laugher that saw CSUN shoot a horrid 32 percent against the UCLA zone (defense).

“We’ve struggled against the zone this year and we have to do a better job on that,” said head coach Bobby Braswell. “We worked on it some but it comes down to guys being confident and making sure we’re moving the basketball.”

Northridge will have to try to get the ball in the paint if they expect to penetrate any future zone defenses. CSUN has a tough talent in sophomore forward Stephen Maxwell to get the job done.

In CSUN’s wins, the offense has averaged 78.8 points per game but only score 65.5 points in losing efforts.

Redshirt sophomore Stephan Hicks leads CSUN with 17.5 points a game, while junior guard Josh Greene has 13 points of his own while adding 4.8 assists a contest.