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CSUN men’s basketball: Matadors season comes to an end after losing to defending champions UC Santa Barbara in semifinals

CSUN men’s basketball: Matadors season comes to an end after losing to defending champions UC Santa Barbara in semifinals

Gilberto Manzano

March 12, 2011

Cal State Northridge immediately walked over to congratulate UC Santa Barbara as the final buzzer sounded on Friday night. Lenny Daniel opted to remain in his chair clutching on his white towel with a dazed look as his senior season came to an end. Moments later, Daniel gradually stood up to shake hands with the Gauchos, but it was too late as most of the team was already headed to the locker room. Similar to Daniel’s delayed walk, No. 3 ...

CSUN men’s basketball: Matadors have no problem with Titans, advance to face UCSB in semifinals

CSUN men’s basketball: Matadors have no problem with Titans, advance to face UCSB in semifinals

Gilberto Manzano

March 11, 2011

There was a peculiar saying that stood out for Vinnie McGhee during Thursday night’s Big West quarterfinals. “We had a real good talk with coach and basically we didn’t want to come out like grasshoppers because grasshoppers don’t eat grapes,” said McGhee drawing laughs from reporte...

CSUN men’s basketball update: Matadors hold lead at halftime of Big West quarterfinals

Gilberto Manzano

March 10, 2011

No. 3 Cal State Northridge holds a 43-28 halftime advantage over No. 6 Cal State Fullerton in the quarterfinals of the Big West Tournament at the Honda Center. The Matadors jumped out to a 14-2 lead and when up by as much as 18 points. Matador Lenny Daniel led all scorers with 13 points and Vinnie...

CSUN Men’s Basketball: Matadors will face Titans for the second consecutive season in the Big West Tourney quarterfinals

Gilberto Manzano

March 10, 2011

One year ago today, the Matadors walked off the Anaheim Convention Center court with their heads down as they were eliminated from the first round of the Big West Tournament by Cal State Fullerton to cap off CSUN’s worst season since the 1995-96 campaign. Much like its season, it was a mess from th...

CSUN basketball: Lenny Daniel is fifth first team All-Big West Conference selection from CSUN

CSUN basketball: Lenny Daniel is fifth first team All-Big West Conference selection from CSUN

Gilberto Manzano

March 7, 2011

Lenny Daniel was one of six players selected by the nine Big West men’s basketball coaches for the conference first team on Monday afternoon. Daniel, who averaged 16.3 points and 9.4 rebounds, became the fifth Matador to receive All-Big West First Team honors. Daniel led the Matadors in scoring and...

CSUN men’s basketball: Northridge wins first game at Spanos Center and clinch third seed in Big West Tournament

Gilberto Manzano

March 6, 2011

Cal State Northridge was not anticipated to finish anywhere near the top half of the Big West Conference standings and certainly were not expected to beat the University of the Pacific at Spanos Center, a place where the Matadors have never won in 10 tries. But that’s exactly what happened on Saturday night as Northridge clinched the No. 3 seed in the Big West Tournament after holding on to a 58-54 road victory over the Tigers to e...

Men’s basketball: CSUN ends regular season up north to face UC Davis and Pacific

Men’s basketball: CSUN ends regular season up north to face UC Davis and Pacific

Gilberto Manzano

March 2, 2011

Check out bottom of story for Senior Night highlights Cal State Northridge won’t admit to overlooking Thursday’s matchup against last-place UC Davis, but it’s tough not to when the third seed in the Big West Tournament could be up for grabs on Saturday to close out the regular season versus nemesis Pacific.   “It’s kind of hard not looking over UC Davis, bu...

CSUN Men’s Basketball: Matadors come out victorious against Gauchos in last home game, 68-60

CSUN Men’s Basketball: Matadors come out victorious against Gauchos in last home game, 68-60

Gilberto Manzano

February 25, 2011

Video by Monique Muñiz / Sports Editor It was the perfect Senior Night as all five Matador seniors were able to come out in the final seconds of Thursday night’s matchup and get a standing ovation from the ruckus sold out crowd at the Matadome. Senior Dathan Lyles knocked down five free throw...

CSUN basketball: Matador seniors to be honored in last home game

Gilberto Manzano

February 23, 2011

What is your most memorable moment at CSUN? Michael Lizarraga Forward “Winning the Big West Championship two years ago. Last season’s Washington Huskies game, I had one of my best games and the Cal game this season because my old school was there to see me and I had 15 points.” Lenny Daniel forward ...

CSUN men’s basketball: Seniors will play last home game against UC Santa Barbara

Gilberto Manzano

February 23, 2011

It will be a special game for the five Matador seniors being honored tonight at the Matadome against UC Santa Barbara, but also a vital matchup as Cal State Northridge will try to climb up the Big West standings and position themselves for a better seed in the conference tournament. Seniors Raymond Cody, Lenny Daniel, Michael Lizarraga, Dathan Lyles, and Rashaun McLemore will all be recognized on Senior Night. Lyles said he is lookin...

Men’s basketball: Matadors defeat Eagles in non-conference matchup

Gilberto Manzano

February 20, 2011

After getting crushed by Cal Poly Wednesday night, the Cal State Northridge men’s basketball team bounced back to defeat Eastern Washington, 68-59, on Saturday night at Reese Court in a non-conference ESPN Bracketbuster game. After the Eagles’ cut the Matadors 11-point second half advantage down...

Men’s Basketball: Matadors get trampled by Mustangs, 72-49

Gilberto Manzano

February 16, 2011

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- The opportunity was there for Cal State Northridge to climb up the standings. Beat Cal Poly on Wednesday night and move back to second place in the Big West and hold the tie breaker over the Mustangs. CSUN failed to take advantage of a golden chance as they were cru...

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