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Men’s basketball: Northridge looks to rebound from down year

Ron Rokhy November 7, 2012

  Despite losing their seniors and finishing with a record of 7-21 (3-13 in Big West Conference) last season, the Matadors hope to bounce back under the veteran leadership of head coach Bobby...

Men’s basketball: Matadors experience season déjà vu in overtime loss at UC Irvine

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Alonso Tacanga February 26, 2012

IRVINE – To say the 16th season of head coach Bobby Braswell’s career at CSUN has been a struggle would be putting it lightly. Already ineligible to play in the Big West Conference Tournament to...

Men’s basketball: CSUN shoots nine percent in second half, falls to Fresno State in BracketBuster

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Gilberto Manzano February 18, 2012

In the four years CSUN guard Vinnie McGhee has been with the Matadors, he’s been part of many memorable games, but what transpired Saturday was a night he would like to forget. In what likely...

Men’s basketball: Matadors’ defense not close to good enough against Gauchos in home loss

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Alonso Tacanga February 2, 2012

As the season has progressed, the Matadors’ defensive effort has improved in such manner that at times it has pleased the sometimes-seemingly-unpleasable Bobby Braswell. Even as the Matadors lost...

Men’s basketball: Terrible offense renders defense irrelevant

Head coach Bobby Braswell, middle, has yet to figure out how to get his team going offensively.
Gilberto Manzano January 23, 2012

CSUN head coach Bobby Braswell has always preached to his team that if you play defense, the offense will come later, but with 17 games gone by, the Matadors' offense has yet to be seen. "You just...

Men’s basketball: CSUN’s offensive struggles continue at UCSB

Aqeel Quinn scored 12 points in CSUN's loss to UCSB. Photo Credit: Mariela Molina / Photo Editor
Gilberto Manzano January 19, 2012

SANTA BARBARA, Calif -- CSUN held the two-time Big West Conference Tournament champion UC Santa Barbara under 70 points, and if you take Orlando Johnson out of the equation, the rest of the Gauchos...

Men’s basketball: CSUN’s new defense lifts them to a win over UC Davis

Vinnie McGhee (11) scored a game-high 16 points in CSUN's victory over UC Davis Saturday night at the Matadome. Photo Credit: Mariela Molina / Photo Editor
Gilberto Manzano January 15, 2012

How does a team shut down an opponent for five minutes and go on a 16-0 run to erase an 11-point deficit? CSUN head coach Bobby Braswell had the perfect strategy. He went with the “5 to 1” defense. With...

Men’s basketball: CSUN’s rally falls short in conference opener against UC Irvine

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Alonso Tacanga December 29, 2011

CSUN guard Josh Greene has seen what the Matadors are capable of doing when they click. Thursday night against UC Irvine, he saw it again. But for only one half. Again. “If we put together two...

Men’s basketball: Weird night as CSUN uses second-half defense to blast undermanned Pacifica

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Alonso Tacanga December 17, 2011

There were less than 20 minutes to go until tip-off of what eventually became a 99-58 CSUN win over Pacifica College Saturday night at the Matadome when CSUN head coach Bobby Braswell received some...

Men’s basketball notebook: CSUN’s quick shots making offense struggle

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Gilberto Manzano December 5, 2011

Offense ... or lack thereof. The Matadors started off the year cold offensively, and seven games into the season, they still haven’t shaken their shooting woes. After a 71-58 loss to Santa...

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...

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...

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