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Men’s basketball: Matadors defeat Waves for first road win of the season

Men’s basketball: Matadors defeat Waves for first road win of the season

Alonso Tacanga

December 10, 2011

Redshirt sophomore guard Stephan Hicks scored a game-high 18 points as CSUN snapped a three-game losing streak with a 73-70 road win over Pepperdine at Firestone Fieldhouse Saturday night. CSUN guard Josh Greene scored all 15 of his points after halftime, helping the Matadors turn a 12-point first...

Men’s basketball: Matadors shoot themselves into a loss at Santa Clara

Men’s basketball: Matadors shoot themselves into a loss at Santa Clara

Alonso Tacanga

December 3, 2011

SANTA CLARA – As it’s been the theme for the whole season, 3-pointers weren’t falling for the Matadors Saturday night at the Leavey Center. There were less than three minutes left in the second half and CSUN had only made a single 3-pointer for the period. The Matadors, however, remained unfazed and kept heaving them up. The attempts only resulted in added scratches to t...

W-Vball: Matadors sweep in season finale against Air Force

W-Vball: Matadors sweep in season finale against Air Force

Alonso Tacanga

November 25, 2011

The Matadors (16-13) wrapped up their best season in seven years with a non-conference sweep over visiting Air Force (3-27) Friday afternoon at the Matadome. CSUN, for the most part, made quick work of the Falcons in the first two sets before having to rally back in the third to get its sixth home sweep of the season. The Matadors were up 9-5 in the final...

M-Bball: Greene snaps out of funk as Matadors win big time in home opener

M-Bball: Greene snaps out of funk as Matadors win big time in home opener

Alonso Tacanga

November 22, 2011

Four field-goal attempts into his night, CSUN guard Josh Greene’s bid to snap out of his early-season shooting funk wasn’t looking promising. Even as the Matadors (1-3) were beginning to run away with what eventually became a 95-68 win against overmatched San Diego Christian, Greene kept stru...

M-Bball: Badly out-rebounded in last outing, CSUN looks forward to bounce-back home game vs. San Diego Christian

M-Bball: Badly out-rebounded in last outing, CSUN looks forward to bounce-back home game vs. San Diego Christian

Alonso Tacanga

November 21, 2011

The Matadors seem to be going backwards three games into the young season. Three days after putting up a valiant fight in a season-opening 66-59 loss at USC on Nov. 11, CSUN travelled to Hawai’i and was handed a humbling 86-67 defeat. Then on Saturday, Boise State bulldozed CSUN (0-3) by 42 points. “Our defense wasn’t on top,” CSUN guard Vinnie McGhee said of the 103-61 loss to the Broncos. “We...

W-Bball Notebook: CSUN off to best start in years

W-Bball Notebook: CSUN off to best start in years

Alonso Tacanga

November 21, 2011

After opening the season with a four-game split on the road, the Matadors (2-2) come back to the Matadome looking to snap a two-game losing streak. The last time CSUN started the year with two wins and two losses was back in the 2006-07 season under then-head coach Staci Schulz. Current head coach Ja...

W-Vball: Matadors end Big West season with perfect Senior Night against Mustangs

W-Vball: Matadors end Big West season with perfect Senior Night against Mustangs

Alonso Tacanga

November 19, 2011

With the game already in the bag Saturday night, the Matadors’ focus shifted from “let’s get this over with” to “let’s have our seniors get this over with.” Ahead 24-19 in the third set of its last Big West Conference game of the year against Cal Poly and having had its prior two kill attempts blocked, CSUN took a timeout to set up a definitive senior-to-senior game-winner. Setter Sa...

W-Vball: Matadors can’t pull off comeback, have hearts broken by UCSB

W-Vball: Matadors can’t pull off comeback, have hearts broken by UCSB

Alonso Tacanga

November 19, 2011

CSUN setter Sydney Gedryn declined comment as she was consoled by her parents outside the Matadome. Casey Hinger, the vocal CSUN middle blocker, also passed on sharing her postgame thoughts. It was all very understandable Friday, a night that started out like a Jason Vorhees movie and began to turn into a Katy Perry song right befo...

M-Bball: Rainbow Warriors’ rain of threes too much for Matadors

M-Bball: Rainbow Warriors’ rain of threes too much for Matadors

Alonso Tacanga

November 15, 2011

The 3-pointer-happy Rainbow Warriors (1-0) left an impression enduring enough for the Matadors (0-2) to take into next season when Hawai’i will join them in the Big West Conference. Hawai’i, who will join the Big West starting the 2012-13 season, hit the Matadors with three quick 3-pointers to start the second half and turned a tight affair into an 86-...

M-Bball Notebook: Freshman Guei gets support from NBA player at USC

M-Bball Notebook: Freshman Guei gets support from NBA player at USC

Alonso Tacanga

November 12, 2011

Following an and-one layup from CSUN freshman guard Allan Guei that tied the game at 42-42 with 10:56 to go in the second half Friday, the USC home crowd finally woke up. For the first time all night, they began to boo the Matadors. Former USC baller and now NBA player DeMar DeRozan, who attended the game, didn’t take part i...

M-Bball: Feldman stops swinging, picks up basketball

M-Bball: Feldman stops swinging, picks up basketball

Alonso Tacanga

November 10, 2011

CSUN center Ari Feldman had seen the bright lights before. The roaring crowds. Their loud cheers following the punishing of an impotent rival. It was all so familiar for Feldman Saturday at the Matadome as CSUN blew out Cal Baptist 86-51 in exhibition play. The only difference was the missing...

W-Vball: Matadors lose match for second place to Gauchos

W-Vball: Matadors lose match for second place to Gauchos

Alonso Tacanga

November 9, 2011

Santa Barbara – Trailing 1-0 and down 23-17 in the second set, CSUN decided it was time to make its move Wednesday night at the Thunderdome.The Matadors scored four of the next five points, drawing them within 24-21 of UC Santa Barbara. Then they got a block, making the Gauchos cringe on the floor at th...

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