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CSUN men’s basketball on three-game losing streak

Gilberto Manzano

December 5, 2010

A costly offensive rebound and a large disparity in free throws were reasons why the Matadors got swept 2-0 on their Colorado road trip. Cal State Northridge (2-6) scored more baskets and grabbed more rebounds in each game, but still fell short against Air Force Academy, 72-63, on Thursday and the University of Denver, 66-63, on Saturday. Northridge out-rebound its opponents 80-52, but on...

Young Matadors deliver on the court

Gilberto Manzano

December 1, 2010

After an exhibition victory over Redlands on Nov. 5, CSUN head coach Bobby Braswell said he didn’t know what to expect from his eight freshmen as they headed into the season-opener at UCLA. Braswell didn’t anticipate a lot from the first-year Matadors starting their collegiate careers on a big stage like Pauley Pavilion. However, it was the Northridge ...

CSUN travels to Rocky Mountain state

Gilberto Manzano

December 1, 2010

The Cal State Northridge men’s basketball team will continue its non-conference schedule as they travel to Colorado state to face Air Force Academy Thursday and the University of Denver Saturday. The Matadors haven’t faced the Falcons before but have played the Pioneers the last two seasons. Last...

CSUN men’s basketball benefits from 76 Classic

Gilberto Manzano

November 29, 2010

A sixth-place finish with a 1-2 record in the 76 Classic was fine for CSUN head coach Bobby Braswell. Maybe a dominate Matador (2-4) victory over the Big East’s DePaul and Lenny Daniel’s stellar play during the Thanksgiving weekend tournament at the Anaheim Convention Center was enough to satis...

Matadors fall to Tulsa on final day of 76 Classic

Gilberto Manzano

November 28, 2010

Lenny Daniel’s game-high 24 points wasn’t enough for Cal State Northridge as they lost 80-63 to Tulsa Sunday afternoon and giving the Matadors a 1-2 record in the 76 Classic at the Anaheim Convention Center. In a game the Golden Hurricane (4-2) led from start to finish, The Matadors (2-4) stayed close with an 8-point deficit, 45-37, with 14:57 left in the second ha...

The Matadors crush DePaul in second day of 76 Classic

Gilberto Manzano

November 26, 2010

Cal State Northridge finally prevails over a major-conference team, however, against the Big East’s bottom feeder, but still a victory of many records. The Matadors led wire-to-wire in a dominate victory over DePaul, 88-66, in the second day of the 76 Classic at the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday afternoon. “With such a young team not sure which team was goin...

CSUN’s second half surge falls short against Virginia Tech in 76 Classic

Gilberto Manzano

November 25, 2010

After losing to their third major-conference opponent this season, the Matadors walked off the Anaheim Convention Center court hearing the Virginia Tech fans chant “ACC, ACC, ACC.” It was as if the Hokie faithful were letting CSUN know that they can’t compete with the six-major conferences. Head coach Bobby Braswell disagrees. According to Braswell if the Matadors are able to play solid basketball for ...

CSUN men’s basketball familiar with Hokies

Gilberto Manzano

November 23, 2010

For the third time this season, CSUN will face an opponent from one of the six major college conferences as the Matadors open the 76 Classic against Virginia Tech Thursday afternoon at the Anaheim Convention Center. This will be the first time in school history that Northridge (1-2) faces the Hokies (2-1) and a team from the Atlantic Coast Confer...

CSUN men’s basketball tames Lions in home opener

Gilberto Manzano

November 21, 2010

The best way to bounce back from two Pac-10 beatings is returning home to face an NAIA team. After losing by a combined 56 points at UCLA and UC Berkeley, CSUN responded with a 43-point victory in its home opener on Saturday afternoon. The Matadors had four players in double figures, as they picked up their first win of the season after cruising by Vanguard, 1...

CSUN men’s basketball falls to Pac-10 foes, now prepares for Lions

Gilberto Manzano

November 17, 2010

After starting the season 0-2 against Pac-10 opponents UCLA and Cal on the road, CSUN returns to the Matadome for its home opener on Saturday afternoon to face Vanguard University of Southern California. Sluggish starts hurt the Matadors in the first two games, as they fell behind 15-0 to start the game Friday against UCLA and allowed Cal to jump out to a 15-2 run in the ...

CSUN’s men’s basketball: Second half letdown dooms CSUN

CSUN’s men’s basketball: Second half letdown dooms CSUN

Gilberto Manzano

November 17, 2010

It was the perfect first half for CSUN. After getting pummeled at UCLA to start the 2010-11 season, the Matadors responded with a slim 37-36 halftime lead over UC Berkeley. It was going so well for the Matadors that they were able to surpass their three-point and assist totals against the B...

CSUN men’s basketball faces second Pac-10 opponent

Gilberto Manzano

November 15, 2010

After a forgetful season-opening pounding at UCLA, the Matadors continue their tough non-conference schedule when they travel north to face the defending Pac-10 regular season champions UC Berkeley at Haas Pavilion tonight. When CSUN head coach Bobby Braswell was reminded that his young team’s sec...

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