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Catch-up with men’s basketball

CSUN basketball player shoots for a basket

Taylor Clayton

December 11, 2016

The CSUN men’s basketball team has played a tough non-conference schedule thus far and their record has shown, as the Matadors are 3-7 on the young season. The team, however, has shown signs of steady play, as they were able to gain a halftime lead on the No. 2 ranked UCLA Bruins and have only lost...

Tavrion Dawson hits game winning three at the buzzer, CSUN wins

CSUN basketball player shoots for a basket

Taylor Clayton

December 5, 2016

Junior forward Tavrion Dawson had a career-high 28 points and hit a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer as the Matadors snapped a three-game losing streak, defeating Idaho State 79-76. The Matadors, up 76-73 with 21 seconds left, needed a stop to seal the win. Bengal junior guard Geno Luzcando...

Men’s basketball goes winless at Wooden Legacy tournament

(File photo/David J. Hawkins/The Sundial)

Taylor Clayton

November 28, 2016

Legendary UCLA coach John Wooden was once quoted saying, “Failure is never fatal. But failure to change can and might be.” The Matadors could have used coach Wooden’s advice, as they capped off their Cal Stat Fullerton trip with a loss to Portland, 96-78 on Sunday. CSUN (2-5) finished the tournament...

Men’s basketball lose to New Mexico, fall to 0-2 at the Wooden Legacy Tournament

CSUN men's basketball head coach Reggie Theus has had to reconfigure his roster due to violations and investigations over the past year. (File Photo/Juan Pardo/The Sundial)

Taylor Clayton

November 26, 2016

Junior guard Darin Johnson had a career-high of 22 points to go along with six rebounds, but it was not enough as CSUN (2-4) fell to New Mexico (4-1) 105-89 at Cal State Fullerton today. The loss puts the Matadors into the seventh-place game at the Wooden Legacy tournament as they will await the loser...

Men’s basketball loses to Texas A&M

Sophomore guard Jerron Wilbut was instrumental in CSUN's win against Cal Poly on Feb. 20, 2016, scoring 18 points. (File Photo / Patricia Perdomo / The Sundial)

Taylor Clayton

November 25, 2016

CSUN junior guard Micheal Warren had 19 points to go along with four of six from three-point land, but it was not enough as the Matador’s fell to Texas A&M Thursday, 95-73, in the first round of the Wooden Legacy tournament in Fullerton, Calif. CSUN (2-3) has now lost three of the last four...

CSUN men’s basketball wins close game against Northern Illinois

CSUN basketball player shoots for a basket

Taylor Clayton

November 20, 2016

A late 10-0 run in the second half along with clutch free throws down the stretch gave CSUN (2-2) a 84-82 win Saturday against Northern Illinois (3-1). The Matadors were led by senior guard Aaron Parks' 22 points and eight rebounds, as they handed NIU its first loss of the season. CSUN trailed...

Matadors lose second straight game on the road

CSUN players fight for the rebound against USC defenders as the Matadors faced the USC Trojans at the Galen Center on Nov. 23. CSUN lost 96-61 in its fifth non-conference game. File Photo/The Sundial

Taylor Clayton

November 16, 2016

The Matadors arrived to their game against Stanford a confident bunch, sticking with the No. 16 ranked team in the nation, the UCLA Bruins two nights before in a game that saw CSUN earn a second half lead. They were brought back to earth Tuesday night as they dropped their second road game of the...

CSUN men’s basketball loses to UCLA

Taylor Clayton

November 14, 2016

The Matadors came into their game against the 16th ranked UCLA Bruins looking ready and inspired as they jumped out to an early 42-40 halftime lead. The Bruins, however, fought back in the second half and overpowered CSUN, handing them a 102-87 loss, bringing the Matador’s record to 1-1 in the young...

CSUN men’s basketball routs Pomona-Pitzer

CSUN basketball player shoots for a basket

Taylor Clayton

November 13, 2016

The CSUN men’s basketball team started their season off on the right foot on Friday as they defeated Ponoma-Pitzer by a final score of 96-72. Junior guard and recent transfer from Washington University, Darin Johnson led the Matador’s with 20 points in the game as he was efficient from beyond...

ICYMI: CSUN men’s volleyball defeats the alumni team in five sets

Volleyball player prepares to spike the ball

Taylor Clayton

November 7, 2016

The CSUN men’s volleyball team showcased their new 2017 squad with a five set win over the CSUN alumni volleyball team 25-22, 23-25, 25-23, 21-25, 15-11. The game was competitive, but the event was more a celebration of the volleyball program as the two teams engaged in friendly banter throughou...

The siblings of CSUN soccer

Two brothers pictured on the matador soccer field

Taylor Clayton

November 2, 2016

Team chemistry is a critical part towards developing a productive team and creating a winning culture. Team’s that win are often a cohesive unit and function at times like a family, looking out for one another. While teams do their best to recreate a family atmosphere, there’s no...

CSUN men’s basketball opens pre-season with a win

CSUN basketball player shoots for a basket

Taylor Clayton

October 30, 2016

The CSUN men’s basketball team had little difficulty in their preseason opener Saturday, winning the game against Cal State Los Angeles, 94-75 at home. The Matadors led the entire game and scored 50 points in the paint, driving to the basket at will. The outcome was a good start for a team that ...

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