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M-Bball: Matadors squash Lancers 86-51 in exhibition

M-Bball: Matadors squash Lancers 86-51 in exhibition

Alonso Tacanga

November 5, 2011

CSUN guard Josh Greene was the designated sixth man during the Matadors’ Saturday afternoon exhibition game against Cal Baptist, making his anxious return to the courts just a bit longer than he was hoping for. He finally went in five minutes into the game. Two minutes later, he took his first shot, a 3-point...

M-Bball: Freshmen learning to deal with disappointment of first-year ban

M-Bball: Freshmen learning to deal with disappointment of first-year ban

Alonso Tacanga

August 29, 2011

CSUN freshman point guard Allan Guei’s letter-of-intent signing was a huge event back in April at Compton High School. His head coach was there. His classmates were there. Even NBAer, Toronto Raptor DeMar DeRozan, a former Compton standout himself, was there, proud to see him sign. And as the point guard committed his name onto ...

Men’s basketball: Matadors look toward future

Gilberto Manzano

March 16, 2011

Before the 2010-11 season began, Bobby Braswell did not know what to anticipate from his youngest team in 15 years as head coach at Cal State Northridge. Braswell was not expecting the Matadors to win a Big West title or even finish in the top half of the conference standings. All he knew was h...

CSUN men’s basketball: No. 3 Matadors lose to No. 5 Gauchos in the Big West semifinals Friday night in Anaheim

Gilberto Manzano

March 13, 2011

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The inexperienced Matadors, who were chosen to finish eighth in the conference, had their surprise run to the Big West semifinals come to an end as the veteran group of UC Santa Barbara won in a blow out, 83-63, Friday night at the Honda Center.       “We were picked to finish eighth or ninth and these kids found a way to fight and battle and...

CSUN men’s basketball: Matadors season comes to an end after losing to defending champions UC Santa Barbara in semifinals

CSUN men’s basketball: Matadors season comes to an end after losing to defending champions UC Santa Barbara in semifinals

Gilberto Manzano

March 12, 2011

Cal State Northridge immediately walked over to congratulate UC Santa Barbara as the final buzzer sounded on Friday night. Lenny Daniel opted to remain in his chair clutching on his white towel with a dazed look as his senior season came to an end. Moments later, Daniel gradually stood up to shake hands with the Gauchos, but it was too late as most of the team was already headed to the locker room. Similar to Daniel’s delayed walk, No. 3 ...

CSUN men’s basketball: Matadors have no problem with Titans, advance to face UCSB in semifinals

CSUN men’s basketball: Matadors have no problem with Titans, advance to face UCSB in semifinals

Gilberto Manzano

March 11, 2011

There was a peculiar saying that stood out for Vinnie McGhee during Thursday night’s Big West quarterfinals. “We had a real good talk with coach and basically we didn’t want to come out like grasshoppers because grasshoppers don’t eat grapes,” said McGhee drawing laughs from reporte...

CSUN Men’s Basketball: Matadors will face Titans for the second consecutive season in the Big West Tourney quarterfinals

Gilberto Manzano

March 9, 2011

One year ago today, the Matadors walked off the Anaheim Convention Center court with their heads down as they were eliminated from the first round of the Big West Tournament by Cal State Fullerton to cap off CSUN’s worst season since the 1995-96 campaign. Much like its season, it was a mess from th...

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