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Matadors on 10-2 run

Alonso Tacanga

December 8, 2008

Matadors brought the game to within 15 with a nice little spurt. Townsend had had a couple nice baskets underneath. And now the Bruins come back with 5 straight in about 20 seconds, stretching the lead back to 20. Under 12 minutes left. The Matadors didn't bring the momentum back out of the locker room...

Random blurbs

Alonso Tacanga

December 8, 2008

The UCLA press material is as big as the Yellow Pages. I'm sure they would make great bathroom reads. The UCLA ushers have been around since John Wooden was coaching. Who names their child Jrue anyways? The Bruin cheerleaders do nice backflips and did we mention the bands ugly Hawaiian shirts? anddd...

Collison back to back threes

Alonso Tacanga

December 8, 2008

Bruins start the second half hot yet again. Collison has taken over now, proving he is NBA ready. He's dropped two straight threes to help extend the lead back to 20. 51-31 with 17 minutes left. Too bad we won't see Collison in a Laker's jersey....but perhaps maybe the Clippers.

First half stats

Alonso Tacanga

December 8, 2008

Josh Shipp leads all players with 13 points on 4-5 shooting. James Keefe is perfect from the floor, making all four of his shots for 8 points. For CSUN, Townsend has 7 points, Kenny Daniels has 6 points and 4 rebounds, and one monster dunk. Second half getting underway

CSUN closes the gap before the half

Alonso Tacanga

December 8, 2008

A 6-0 run before the half expires brings the Matadors to within 14 at halftime.  41-27 is the score. The last minute of the half was the most exciting.  Bruin Jerime Anderson made an awesome block on a fast break dunk attempt by Rob Haynes. Then as time was expiring, Kenny Daniels jumped a pass and...

Another CSUN timeout

Alonso Tacanga

December 8, 2008

The Bruins are on a 22-6 run and the game is getting out of control early. The Matador defense has been very poor during the stretch, giving up easy penetration and countless layups. Their offense has been just as bad...nice alley-oop pass from Jenkins to Townsend, though, and that leads to a Ben Howland...

Josh Jenkins is down

Alonso Tacanga

December 8, 2008

Jenkins looks to have hurt his left knee. We're not sure if he's really hurt, or if Braswell just wanted extra time to rally his troops without calling a timeout. Maybe he'll reappear on a wheel chair and will CSUN to the victory. He's jumping around on the sideline, looks like he'll enter back into...

11-0 run by UCLA

Alonso Tacanga

December 8, 2008

The four point lead ballooned to a 15-point lead in a matter of a few minutes. The UCLA defense is swarming the ball, not letting the Matadors have any good looks. Only if Shipp's brother Joe, a former UCLA and Fairfax star, panned out to be as good as Josh. Matadors transition game has been terrible...

Josh Shipp with 9, CSUN with 9

Alonso Tacanga

December 8, 2008

Shipp is carrying the load offensively for UCLA. He's about to go to the line for his second three point opportunity in the last two minutes. The Matador cheerleaders made the drive over here and haven't had a whole lot to get up and cheer about as of yet. 22-9 Bruins...Shipp missed the free throw...

Northridge keepin’ it close

Alonso Tacanga

December 8, 2008

The Matadors are getting everything from the perimeter, not getting the ball inside. A Jenkins pull up 3 and a breakaway layup brought CSUN to within 4 at 13-9 Shipp with a layup and the foul to extend the lead to 16-9

Matadors cold to start

Alonso Tacanga

December 8, 2008

CUSN is just 1-8 from the floor to start the game. They've air-balled three. Looks like nobody wants to take the shot for them. Meanwhile UCLA cant seem to miss.

Game time

Alonso Tacanga

December 8, 2008

The Matador defense is a little over aggressive to start the game, biting on every pump fake and giving up open looks. On offense CSUN has shot three straight air balls. Braswell brought usual starters Jenkins and Tresvant into the game three minutes after tip. UCLA up 9-2

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