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Big West Tournament: Improbable run ends as men fall to Mustangs in title game

Big West Tournament: Improbable run ends as men fall to Mustangs in title game

Alex Vejar

March 15, 2014

ANAHEIM - The clock struck midnight on CSUN’s Cinderella story Saturday night. Only the prince did not come with with a glass slipper, which for the Matadors, would have been the Big West Tournament trophy and a bid to the NCAA tournament. “I’m really proud of our guys,” head coach Reg...

Big West Tournament: Women win first-ever conference title, headed to Big Dance

Big West Tournament: Women win first-ever conference title, headed to Big Dance

Mateo Melero

March 15, 2014

  It was a long last minute. Trailing by 13 down the wire, the Cal Poly Mustangs began to foul in aim of stalling what was inevitable. They were close only moments before, having rallied with five minutes left to dig themselves out of a 20-point deficit with a 10-0 run, and come within a...

Big West Tournament: CSUN men defeat Long Beach to advance to Big West final

Big West Tournament: CSUN men defeat Long Beach to advance to Big West final

Alex Vejar

March 14, 2014

    ANAHEIM - The Matadors did it again. After blowing a 16-point lead to the Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors Thursday night only to end up squeaking by in overtime, the Matadors lost a 15-point lead to the Long Beach State 49ers the very next night. And again, they escaped. “Every game it’s a concern,” h...

Big West Tournament: Matador women head to first-ever conference final

Big West Tournament: Matador women head to first-ever conference final

Mateo Melero

March 14, 2014

  ANAHEIM - Utilizing a devastating strategy against Irvine’s proven offense, the Matadors secured their first and most critical win 78-60 this season against the Anteaters March 14, to secure a spot in the Big West Championship game Saturday. CSUN’s plan against Irvine’s offense ...

Big West Tournament: CSUN advances to semifinal with late comeback

Big West Tournament: CSUN advances to semifinal with late comeback

Alex Vejar

March 13, 2014

  ANAHEIM, CALIF — Weird games have a tendency to end that way. With 17.7 seconds left to go in overtime, down one and the game on the line, CSUN head coach Reggie Theus elected to run an isolation play for a guy who hadn't made a basket since the opening seven minutes of the first half. ...

Women’s Basketball: Matadors rack up end-of-season awards

Women’s Basketball: Matadors rack up end-of-season awards

Mateo Melero

March 10, 2014

  The Matadors closed the 2013-2014 regular season with a several awards in the Big West that included Coach of the Year, Best Defensive Player, and a historic program-first grab for Player of the Year. Junior guard Ashlee Guay, who started all thirty of the Matadors’ games, was named P...

Basketball: Big West Tournament matchups finalized

Basketball: Big West Tournament matchups finalized

Andrew Martinez

March 9, 2014

  With the final round of Big West matchups completed Saturday, the CSUN men (15-17, 7-9 Big West) slid into the fifth seed and will play the fourth-seed Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors (20-10, 9-7 Big West) Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the Honda Center in the Big West tournament quarterfinals. Having reached their first Big West Tournament in three season...

Men’s Basketball: Matadors conclude regular season with win on senior night

Men’s Basketball: Matadors conclude regular season with win on senior night

Pete D. Camarillo

March 7, 2014

The Matadors (15-7, 7-9 Big West) finished off regular-season play with an impressive 91-83 defeat of the Long Beach State 49ers (13-15, 9-6 Big West) in front of a crowded Matadome Thursday on senior night. Senior Guard Josh Greene, the holder of seven matador records, was able to defeat the 49ers i...

Women’s Basketball: CSUN wins Big West title outright with win at CSULB

Women’s Basketball: CSUN wins Big West title outright with win at CSULB

Mateo Melero

March 7, 2014

The Matadors (16-14, 12-4 Big West) secured a historical first-ever Big West Conference title with a close win, 54-52 against the Long Beach State 49ers (15-14, 7-8 Big West) Thursday evening at Walter Pyramid. With the victory against Long Beach, CSUN has officially secured the first-place seed...

Women’s Basketball: CSUN clinches first Big West title with win over UCR

Women’s Basketball: CSUN clinches first Big West title with win over UCR

Mateo Melero

March 3, 2014

  The Matadors (15-14, 11-4 Big West) secured a 77-75 win over the UC Riverside Highlanders (6-24, 2-12 Big West) despite struggling from defensive gaps and offensive errors early on Saturday at the Matadome. Falling behind late in the first half, CSUN rallied in the last five minutes of the ...

Men’s Basketball: Missed free throws costly in overtime loss

Men’s Basketball: Missed free throws costly in overtime loss

Kevin Linares

March 3, 2014

After falling short in a close game on Thursday, the Matadors (14-17, 6-9 Big West) came up short once again, losing to the UC Riverside Highlanders (9-19, 4-10 Big West) 106-105 Saturday at SRC Arena. There were two overtime periods needed to determine the outcome. Both teams could not pull away f...

Men’s Basketball: Matadors fall in nail-biter at Fullerton

Men’s Basketball: Matadors fall in nail-biter at Fullerton

Kevin Linares

February 28, 2014

The Matadors (14-16, 6-8 Big West) were looking to push their conference win streak to two games playing on the road against hosts Cal State Fullerton (10-17, 5-8 Big West) at Titan Gym, but they came up short falling 82-81. CSUN trailed the entire game but earned an opportunity to win the gam...

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