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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 Braswell, now entering his 17th season as CSUN’s basketball coach, and their star guards, junior Jos...

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

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

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 start the year, Braswell’s Matadors have taken enough tumbles through 2011-12 to ensure the coach will finish with ...

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

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

Gilberto Manzano

February 19, 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 was the worst half in the program's history, CSUN (7-18) collapsed in the second twenty minutes of ...

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

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

Alonso Tacanga

February 3, 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 by 46 points at Cal Poly on Jan. 21, Braswell showed satisfaction over his team’s effort and scrappiness. ...

Men’s basketball: Terrible offense renders defense irrelevant

Men’s basketball: Terrible offense renders defense irrelevant

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 keep preaching it, you keep doing it," said Braswell after his team’s poor offensive performance paved the way to yet another loss at UC ...

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

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

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 only managed 48 points. Despite the Matadors exceptional defense, they still found a way to drop thei...

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

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

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 a new defensive system, CSUN pulled out a much-needed Big West Conference victory over UC Davis, 84-80, Saturday night at the Matadome. After a ...

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

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

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 halves, then we can be pretty good,” Greene said. What was a tale of two different halves against the Anteaters was the tale of the season for the ...

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

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

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 alarming news. Pacifica didn’t have enough players to start the game. “They were telling me, ‘Coach, they o...

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

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

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 Clara Saturday night where CSUN shot 30.6 percent from the field and 29 percent from downtown, the Matadors' shooting percentage has now dropped to 34 percent...

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...

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