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Men’s Basketball: CSUN wins back-to-back, tramples Big West champs Cal Poly 55-48

Senior Stephen Maxwell powers down the baseline for the Matadors in their home opener against the Cal Poly Mustangs on Jan. 17, 2015. Maxwell went big for the night, recording 21 points and 15 rebounds for the Matadors in their 55-48 win over the Mustangs. Photo credit: Trevor Stamp / Multimedia Editor

Vincent Nguyen

January 18, 2015 Footage courtesy of Lauren Bennett The Matadors (6-13, 2-2 Big West) got their revenge from last year's Big West Final against the Cal Poly Mustangs (8-8, 1-3 Big West), winning 55-48 in their Big West Home Opener Saturday night. "This team had beat...

Men’s Basketball: Elliott, Drew shine in 74-63 win against UCSB

Men's Basketball: Elliott, Drew shine in 74-63 win against UCSB

Vincent Nguyen

January 17, 2015

  The Matadors (5-13, 1-2 Big West) grabbed their first away win of the season at UC Santa Barbara (8-8, 1-1 Big West) Thursday night, beating the Gauchos 74-63 in their third Big West conference game of the season. Senior forward Devonte Elliott and junior guard Landon Drew had a memora...

Women’s Basketball: Freshmen key to crushing UC Santa Barbara 84-48 in conference win

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Mateo Melero

January 16, 2015 Footage courtesy of Lauren Bennett The CSUN Matadors (12-5, 2-1) secured another victory Thursday night, with major contribution from promising freshman that brought a wire-to-wire 84-48 victory against the winless UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (0-15, 0-2). Upcoming promisin...

Women’s Basketball: Matadors victorious over Hawai’i amid starting lineup change

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Mateo Melero

January 12, 2015

  The CSUN Matadors (11-5, 1-1) bounced back from their opening conference game defeat with a home win 53-46 against the University of Hawai'i (8-7, 0-2) Saturday night, despite a poor first half and a change in starting lineup. CSUN looked sleepy in the first few minutes against Hawai'i -- throwi...

Women’s Basketball: CSUN loses first game of 2015 Big West Conference play to UC Davis

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Kenneth Berry

January 10, 2015

Done in by sloppy turnovers and lack of execution, the Matadors (10-5, 0-1 Big West) lost to the UC Davis Aggies (6-7, 1-0 Big West) 60-49 on Thursday night, making them the last team in the Big West conference to lose at home this season. A fast-paced first half featured both teams shooting lights ...

Men’s Basketball: CSUN climbs out of slump with 78-62 win over Morgan State

Vincent Nguyen

January 3, 2015

CSUN (4-11) started off the new year with a 78-62 win over Morgan State (2-13) in a non-conference game Friday night, snapping their four game losing streak. With the Big West Conference games  just around the corner, the Matadors looked to relinquish their terrible form and start on a high note...

The New NBA Model

Long gone are the days of a single superstar carrying an NBA team to championships. Photo courtesy of Tribune News Services.

Kenneth Berry

December 12, 2014

The maxim that everything that lives will eventually die is a numbing pill swallow; however, the ironic realization of this is that humans fight it till the day we expire. Thus is the same in the NBA. The days of Showtime and Jordan are over and are never going to be seen again. The nostalgia of th...

Women’s Basketball: Matadors gassed in overtime against USC Women of Troy

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Pete D. Camarillo

December 10, 2014

With 1.2 seconds left in the regulation, USC Women of Troy (6-2) McKenzie Calvert converted a three point that would make the score against the Matadors (6-2) even at 65. CSUN hoisted a final prayer but it wasn't enough to keep the game from overtime and a destined Women of Troy victory at the Gale...

Men’s Basketball: Elliott shines as CSUN snaps five-game losing streak against Vanguard

Senior forward Stephan Hicks goes for a lay-up in CSUN's 70-58 win over Vanguard.

Vincent Nguyen

December 7, 2014

    Devonte Elliott recorded season-high rebounds and points as the Matadors (3-7) ended their five-game losing streak with an impressive 70-58 win over the Vanguard Lions (3-1). The senior forward finished the game with 14 points and nine rebounds, while junior center Tre Hale-Edmers...

Basketball Reasons keep Clippers as king of Los Angeles: Column

Basketball Reasons keep Clippers as king of Los Angeles: Column

Moises Ajanel

December 5, 2014

“Basketball Reasons” is arguably the turning point for two Los Angeles franchises. One went from being a long-time NBA powerhouse, to a team whose current success hinders on how many games they are willing to lose in order to retain a draft pick. The other, is a championship contender captiv...

Women’s Basketball: Saint Mary’s break CSUN’s 6-game winning streak

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Mateo Melero

December 5, 2014

The six-game-winning streak and undefeated status the CSUN Matadors held coming into the 2014-2015 season was broken Thursday night 73-63 by the Saint Mary's College Gaels. The private Bay Area school secured a close victory over CSUN after battling for the lead throughout most of the game play and comi...

Men’s Basketball: Struggles continue for Matadors against South Dakota

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Andrew Lim

December 3, 2014

The Matadors are down by just three and there are 10 seconds left in regulation. Coach Reggie Theus brings in Ajon Efferson as Stephen Maxwell goes to the bench. That plan backfires when Efferson loses the ball with two seconds left as he goes up for a three pointer. The South Dakota Coyotes (3-5) defeat the CSUN Matadors (2-6), 68-65. ...

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