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UCI’s size proved too much for CSUN

Matadors Tre Hale-Edmerson, right, makes a reverse layup under the basket against the UC Irvine Anteaters which in result of a 63 - 73 loss on Jan. 28, 2016 in Northridge, Calif. (David Hawkins / The Sundial)

Daniel Robles

January 28, 2016

The undefeated University of California, Irvine team used size to its advantage, beating CSUN's men's basketball, 73-63. The Matadors, now 2-5 in Big West and 7-14 overall, were no match for the two centers on the Anteaters' roster who were over 7 feet tall, including one who is 7 feet 6 inches. While...

Matadors back into the win column with a strong showing

Freshman guard Micheal Warren was integral in CSUN's comeback victory, leading all scorers with 21 points. He was also a key factor in their win against Morgan State on Jan. 2, 2016. (Raul Martinez / The Sundial)


January 4, 2016

After being tied at the half, the Matadors took control of the game against Morgan State Bears and cruised to a double-digit victory. Sophomore guard Micheal Warren helped lead the Matadors to an 88-74 victory over the Bears by scoring a game-high 28 points. Warren had a complete stat line by shooting...

CSUN falls behind early, routed by USC

CSUN men's basketball head coach Reggie Theus instructs freshman guard Jason Richardson as the Matadors faced the USC Trojans at the Galen Center on Nov. 23. CSUN lost 96-61 in its fifth non-conference game. Richardson would end the game with a team-high 18 points. (File Photo / The Sundial)

Julius Lasin

November 24, 2015

After the CSUN men’s basketball team came away with an impressive 20-point victory against Vanguard University on Nov. 18, the Matadors appeared ready to go toe-to-toe with their Pac-12 opponent, the University of Southern California Trojans on Monday night. However, that wasn’t the case, as the...

Youth leads, as CSUN cruises to 72-52 victory

Senior Olalekan Ajayi puts down the two handed dunk to get 2 of his 17 points along with 10 rebounds to help the Matadors win their home opener game vs Vanhuard by a score of 52-71 on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. (Silvia Aguilar / Contributor)

Julius Lasin

November 19, 2015

Behind 17 points from sophomore guard Micheal Warren, the CSUN men’s basketball team beat the Vanguard Lions 72-52. From the tip, it was apparent that the Matadors were the superior team, as they jumped out to a 9-0 lead by the 18:05 mark. “They were small, so we just tried to get it inside,”...

Reggie Theus signs contract extension

Reggie Theus coaching the basketball team at CSUN along side with his son, Reggis Theus Jr.

Julius Lasin

October 30, 2015

CSUN men's basketball head coach Reggie Theus and the athletics department have agreed to a four-year contract extension. "I'm very excited about it," Theus said. "Anytime your university bosses agree the direction is going well, and have lofty visions for the program and where we can take the program." Over...

CSUN men’s basketball adds Reggie Theus’ son

Reggie Theus' son has transferred to CSUN Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial

Julius Lasin

September 2, 2015

Reggie Theus Jr., son of CSUN head basketball coach Reggie Theus, has transferred to CSUN. Theus Jr. spent last year at the University of South Carolina, after graduating from Fairfax High School in 2013, where he averaged 18 points per game. His father last coached him in AAU basketball in Southern...

Departing seniors reflect on their careers and beyond

Departing seniors reflect on their careers and beyond

Kenneth Berry

May 13, 2015

With graduation just days away CSUN bids farewell to one of the greatest classes in school history. CSUN basketball players such as women's all-time leading scorer Ashlee Guay, Cinnamon Lister, Randi Friess, men's all-time leading scorer Stephan Hicks, Devonte Elliott and Robert Cid. Each senior gave...

Syracuse & Jim Boeheim penalized amid NCAA Investigation

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim can't believe an official's call during the first half against North Carolina State at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, March 7, 2015. N.C. State won, 71-57. (Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS)

Jordan Ball

March 12, 2015

Syracuse's Jim Boeheim was on the verge of joining Mike Krzyzewski in the 1,000 wins club, but must now vacate 108 wins due to sanctions handed down by the NCAA. Including the vacated wins, Syracuse was given five years probation, loss of 12 scholarships and Boeheim will be suspended nine ACC conference...

Tradition or Bust: “Storming the Court”

Tradition or Bust:

Thomas Gallegos

March 7, 2015

Have you ever "stormed a court" or "rushed a field?" My high school football team won their CIF Championship back in 2009 and following that final kneel down, all hell broke loose on the field. For the players, the rush of having family and friends greet them in droves must have been unforgettable, and fo...

Men’s Basketball: CSUN can’t sustain offensive success, fall to 49ers 69-58

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Julius Lasin

March 6, 2015

The Matadors were unable to keep their momentum going, as their two-game win streak was snapped in a loss to the Long Beach State 49ers, 69-58. After scoring 80 points in three out of their last four games—prior to their Thursday night match up with the 49ers—the Matadors had a power outage of...

Men’s Basketball: CSUN can’t recover from slow start, lose to Cal Poly 70-63

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Julius Lasin

February 13, 2015

The Matadors (6-20, 2-9 Big West) continued to free-fall as they fell to the Cal Poly Mustangs (11-11, 4-6 Big West) 63-70. The Mustangs came into the game looking for redemption against a CSUN team that defeated them in the Matadome a little less than four weeks ago. And in the opening moments of...

J&J’s Top 5: NBA Shooting guards

Houston Rockets James Harden has had an MVP worthy season. Do you think he's considered one of the top-five shooting guards in the NBA? Photo courtesy of Tribune News Services

Jordan Ball

February 10, 2015

Jordan's Top 5 Shooting Guards 5. DeMar DeRozan: Despite DeRozan missing 21 games this year he has proven his top-five case. His presence was knowingly missed. DeRozan has continuously improved since he entered the NBA, including a break out year last season which earned him his first All Star nod....

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