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Offense fails Matadors in loss at Santa Barbara

Offense fails Matadors in loss at Santa Barbara

Tyler Wainfeld

February 7, 2019

The men’s basketball team was unable to overcome a 1-21 showing from the 3-point line as Santa Barbara defeated the Matadors 70-64 Wednesday night at the Thunderdome. Despite shooting an atrocious 4.8 percent from beyond the arc, their worst mark of the season, CSUN nearly snuck away with the ...

Diane solidifying claim as best in (Big) West

Diane solidifying claim as best in (Big) West

Tyler Wainfeld

February 7, 2019

Going into the second half on the road against Cal State Fullerton on Jan. 30 down by 21 points, nobody would have faulted the Matadors for simply mailing it in in a bid to get some rest for their game on Saturday against Cal Poly. After all, they had shot just 34.3 percent from the field and made just...

Matadors of the Week

Matadors of the Week

Tyler Wainfeld

February 5, 2019

Lamine DianeRedshirt freshman, basketballDiane had one of the most historic games in the school's 20-year-old history as a Division I program last Wednesday in the loss against Fullerton, scoring 39 points to tie Mike O'Quinn (1998), Mike Efevberha (2006) and Kenny Daniels (2009) for the most points ...

Sports Calendar

Sports Calendar

Tyler Wainfeld

February 5, 2019

Wednesday, Feb. 6Men's basketball at Santa Barbara at 7 p.m. (available on Big West.TV) - The Matadors currently sit at 4-3 in conference play, tied for third place in the Big West with Hawaii. With a win over the Gauchos on Wednesday, they could move into a tie for second with Santa Barbara and just t...

Matadors cruise to victory, earn season sweep over Cal Poly

Matadors cruise to victory, earn season sweep over Cal Poly

Susanna Behnan

February 3, 2019

With the distasteful remnants still lingering from nearly blowing a 20-point lead on Jan. 12 at Cal Poly, the Matadors were able to redeem themselves on Saturday by maintaining a near wire-to-wire victory, defeating the Mustangs 83-65.The narrative that surrounds the Matadors this season has been that...

Women’s basketball keeps pace with Davis after win over Fullerton

Women’s basketball keeps pace with Davis after win over Fullerton

Kenneth Birkland

February 2, 2019

The Matadors beat the Titans 74-44 on the back of senior Channon Fluker's 70th career double-double and a season-high 50.8 percent showing from the field.The Matadors now move to 11-10 overall and 5-2 in conference play after the win, maintaining their spot in second place in the conference standings...

Ron Artest III: Familiar name, different game

Ron Artest III: Familiar name, different game

Susanna Behnan

January 29, 2019

Metta World Peace, the former NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, called up his son's high school basketball coach after his freshman year to find out how his son was doing, only to find out that he did not play. “He was mad,” laughed Ron Artest III about his father’s reaction. ̶...

Sports Calendar 1/30-2/5

Sports Calendar 1/30-2/5

Tyler Wainfeld

January 29, 2019

Wednesday, Jan. 30Men's basketball at Cal State Fullerton at 7 p.m. (available on ESPN3)Men's volleyball at Pepperdine at 7 p.m.Thursday, Jan. 31*Women's basketball vs. Cal State Fullerton (available on CSUN Sports Network) - The Matadors enter this game sitting in second place in the Big West stand...

Matadors of the Week

Matadors of the Week

Tyler Wainfeld

January 29, 2019

Channon FlukerSenior, BasketballFluker continued her push to become one of the best female basketball players CSUN has ever seen, recording double-doubles in both games last week to give her 69 for her collegiate career. The first came in a loss to first-place UC Davis on Thursday, when she recorded ...

No. 11 CSUN swept in weekend homestand

No. 11 CSUN swept in weekend homestand

Jairo Alvarado

January 28, 2019

The Matadors returned home from their Midwest road trip and dropped both of their matches this weekend. The Matadors were swept by No. 5 Loyola-Chicago Friday night at the Matadome before losing in five sets Saturday night to No. 9 Lewis University.The Matadors now have a record of 5-4 after their fir...

Women’s basketball drops to third in Big West after loss to Davis

Women’s basketball drops to third in Big West after loss to Davis

Tyler Wainfeld

January 25, 2019

Senior Channon Fluker recorded her 13th double-double of the season but it was not enough to hold off UC Davis as the women’s basketball team fell to the Aggies 60-49 at home on Thursday. The storyline coming into the game was the battle of the bigs between Fluker and Davis senior Morgan Bertsch, ...

Matadors beat Long Beach to end two-game losing skid

Matadors beat Long Beach to end two-game losing skid

Tyler Wainfeld

January 25, 2019

The men’s basketball team ended a two-game losing streak after beating Long Beach State 86-71, with all five starters scoring in double figures for the Matadors on Wednesday night at home. Sophomore Terrell Gomez led all scorers with 21 points while freshman Darius Brown had an excellent all-aroun...

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