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Softball: Matadors start season at Kajikawa Classic

Gilberto Manzano

February 8, 2012

After coming off a Big West Conference title in the 2010 season, the CSUN softball team took a step back last year with an overall record of 22-31 and a fifth-place finish in the league standings. The Matadors will try to bounce back in 2012 as the they kick off the season this weekend at the Kajikawa...

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

Gilberto Manzano

February 5, 2012

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 f...

Men’s basketball: Improving Matadors host UCSB

Men’s basketball: Improving Matadors host UCSB

Gilberto Manzano

February 1, 2012

Redshirt freshman Stephan Hicks has had a huge load to carry on offense for the Matadors. But in the last two games, his teammates have made his job easier. CSUN put arguably its best scoring effort of the season during last week’s split against Cal State Fullerton at home Thursday and Saturday ...

Men’s basketball: CSUN continues to improve on offense, leads to win at Bakersfield

Men’s basketball: CSUN continues to improve on offense, leads to win at Bakersfield

Gilberto Manzano

January 28, 2012

After having one of their best offensive performance in a two-point loss to Cal State Fullerton Thursday, the Matadors picked up right were they left of as they shot a blazing 61 percent from the field en route to a 76-68 non-conference victory over Cal State Bakersfield Saturday night at the Icardo Center. High-scoring redshirt freshman, Stephan Hicks, dropp...

Men’s basketball: Coming off a rough loss, Matadors host Titans

Men’s basketball: Coming off a rough loss, Matadors host Titans

Gilberto Manzano

January 26, 2012

Two years ago, the Matadors had an overall record of 11-21, their worst season under Bobby Braswell’s 16 years as head coach. Throughout that 2009-10 season, Braswell lost patience with the lack of leadership and chemistry the team displayed. With 17 games gone by, this year’s Matadors, who have ...

Men’s basketball: Terrible offense renders defense irrelevant

Men’s basketball: Terrible offense renders defense irrelevant

Gilberto Manzano

January 23, 2012

CSUN head coach Bobby Braswell has always preached to his team that if you play defense, the offense will come later, but with 17 games gone by, the Matadors' offense has yet to be seen. "You just keep preaching it, you keep doing it," said Braswell after his team’s poor offensive performance paved the way to yet another loss at UC ...

Men’s basketball: CSUN’s offensive struggles continue at UCSB

Men’s basketball: CSUN’s offensive struggles continue at UCSB

Gilberto Manzano

January 19, 2012

SANTA BARBARA, Calif -- CSUN held the two-time Big West Conference Tournament champion UC Santa Barbara under 70 points, and if you take Orlando Johnson out of the equation, the rest of the Gauchos only managed 48 points. Despite the Matadors exceptional defense, they still found a way to drop thei...

Men’s basketball: CSUN’s new defense lifts them to a win over UC Davis

Men’s basketball: CSUN’s new defense lifts them to a win over UC Davis

Gilberto Manzano

January 15, 2012

How does a team shut down an opponent for five minutes and go on a 16-0 run to erase an 11-point deficit? CSUN head coach Bobby Braswell had the perfect strategy. He went with the “5 to 1” defense. With a new defensive system, CSUN pulled out a much-needed Big West Conference victory over UC Davis, 84-80, Saturday night at the Matadome. After a ...

Women’s basketball: CSUN comes up short against UC Davis, loses first league game

Women’s basketball: CSUN comes up short against UC Davis, loses first league game

Gilberto Manzano

January 13, 2012

After starting the Big West Conference season 3-0, the Matadors dropped their first league game, losing a close one to UC Davis, 55-53, Thursday night on the road. With the Aggies (10-6, 2-2) missing numerous free throws down the stretch, CSUN (8-8, 3-1), which is off to its best start in leagu...

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

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

Gilberto Manzano

January 8, 2012

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, not taking not...

Men’s basketball notebook: CSUN’s quick shots making offense struggle

Men’s basketball notebook: CSUN’s quick shots making offense struggle

Gilberto Manzano

December 5, 2011

Offense ... or lack thereof. The Matadors started off the year cold offensively, and seven games into the season, they still haven’t shaken their shooting woes. After a 71-58 loss to Santa Clara Saturday night where CSUN shot 30.6 percent from the field and 29 percent from downtown, the Matadors' shooting percentage has now dropped to 34 percent...

M-Bball: Maxwell’s impressive debut not enough as CSUB edges CSUN

M-Bball: Maxwell’s impressive debut not enough as CSUB edges CSUN

Gilberto Manzano

November 30, 2011

While the Matadors were chipping away at Cal State Bakersfield’s 17-point lead in the second half, the jam-packed crowd at the Matadome was buzzing about CSUN’s new weapon. Freshman forward Stephen Maxwell made a huge splash in his Matador debut Wednesday night, recording a double-double with a g...

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