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Men’s Basketball: Matadors eye second place against Cal Poly

Gilberto Manzano

February 15, 2011

After falling short against league-leading Long Beach State Saturday, Cal State Northridge will try to climb back up to second place in the Big West as it travels to San Luis Obispo tonight to take on Cal Poly, who has a one-game advantage in the conference standings over the Matadors. “We have...

Aqeel Quinn and Josh Greene develop close bond in first season as Matadors

Gilberto Manzano

February 14, 2011

Josh Greene has never been one to back down from a challenge on the basketball court despite being undersized at 6 feet tall. A little more than a year ago, Greene and his small school, Community Charter, competed against high school-basketball powerhouse Leuzinger in the Westchester Tip-off Classic. Greene knew his team had a difficult test against a program that has pr...

CSUN men’s basketball: 49er Casper Ware scores 22 points and drops Matadors to third place after a 79-62 loss

Gilberto Manzano

February 13, 2011

Casper Ware continues to haunt Cal State Northridge. With a jam packed Matadome and CSUN only trailing the top-ranked team in the Big West by one point with 7:49 left, Ware, who was dealing with foul trouble, entered the game and orchestrated the Long Beach State offense to perfection. The Matadors, who entered the matchup in second place and two games behind the 49ers, had no answers for the junior point guard as Long Beach State went...

CSUN men’s basketball: Freshman bails out Matadors in win against the Titans

CSUN men’s basketball: Freshman bails out Matadors in win against the Titans

Gilberto Manzano

February 11, 2011

Josh Greene doesn’t know what the Matadors went through a year ago when they suffered their worst season in 15 years, but the freshman guard made sure on Thursday night to give the seniors a game they will never forget. With Cal State Fullerton playing zone defense and focused on stopping Lenny Daniel in the paint, Greene made the Titans pay with six 3-pointers and none bigger than his right-corner hig...

CSUN men’s basketball will face two Big West Conference foes in Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach State

Gilberto Manzano

February 9, 2011

What a difference a year makes. Last season, through the first 10 Big West Conference games, Cal State Northridge had a 4-6 record and was at the bottom half of the league standings. To make matters worse, Matador star player Lenny Daniel was benched for two games for poor behavior toward the team. It has been the opposite so far this season as the Matadors are currently in second place with a 6-4-league ...

CSUN men’s basketball wins over UC Irvine to stay in second place

Gilberto Manzano

February 6, 2011

After having its three-game winning streak snapped Thursday at UC Riverside, Cal State Northridge bounced back to defeat UC Irvine, 91-83, Saturday at the Matadome and remain in second place in the Big West standings. The Matadors recorded their sixth conference win, matching last season’s total. Matador Lenny Daniel led all scorers with 22 points and...

CSUN men’s basketball loses to UC Riverside

Gilberto Manzano

February 4, 2011

Riverside, Calif - After beating the defending Big West champions UC Santa Barbara on the road and moving into second place in the conference standings, Cal State Northridge’s confidence was at an all-time high. Coming into Thursday night’s game at last place UC Riverside it seemed to be an easy victory for the Ma...

Second place Matadors try for four-game winning streak

Gilberto Manzano

February 2, 2011

With eight Big West games completed, Cal State Northridge will open the second half of the conference schedule only trailing Long Beach State for first place. The Matadors, who are on a four-game winning streak in league play, head out on the road to meet UC Riverside tonight and return home to face UC Irvine on Saturday night. After going through every Big West team once, CSUN came out with a 5-3 recor...

CSUN’s men’s basketball: Wins at UC Santa Barbara in a nail-biter

CSUN’s men’s basketball: Wins at UC Santa Barbara in a nail-biter

Gilberto Manzano

January 30, 2011

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Defense continues to solve Cal State Northridge’s problems, the latest correction being closing out opponents. In a wild ending Saturday night, Rashaun McLemore’s game saving steal on a UC Santa Barbara inbounds pass with 5.5 seconds left quieted the Thunderdome crowd and paved the way for CSUN’s 70-69 victory over the defending Big West champion Gauchos. After Jordan We...

CSUN men’s basketball hold on for its first win on the road against UC Irvine

Gilberto Manzano

January 28, 2011

Irvine, Calif. – With a rallying UC Irvine making a late push, it appeared Cal State Northridge was in store for another collapse, but this time the Matadors caught a break. The bank decided to stay open late on Thursday night for CSUN. With the Matadors holding on to a slim 60-59 lead with 22 seconds left in regulation, Rashaun McLemore, who ...

CSUN’s men’s basketball face tough challenge on road

Gilberto Manzano

January 26, 2011

Even with a new defense-first mentality, Cal State Northridge still hasn’t managed to record a road victory. After a 2-2 homestand, the Matadors will play their next three games on the road, starting with UC Irvine on Thursday and UC Santa Barbara on Saturday in Big West play. “Two tough ga...

Big West welcomes the University of Hawai’i in 2012

Gilberto Manzano

January 25, 2011

With last month’s announcement that the University of Hawaii will join the Big West Conference starting in July 2012, many issues about traveling came up, but CSUN athletics see the addition as a positive to its league. The Warriors will depart from the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) – except for football, which will join the Mountain West Conference – and expand the current all-California ...

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