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Women’s basketball holds on to defeat San Diego State

A CSUN Women's basketball player dribbling the ball on the court.

Justin Vigil

December 10, 2018

In a split weekend, the Matadors (5-6) survived a 34-point surge in the fourth quarter from the Aztecs (5-5) to win 77-74 at home.After some stellar defense by CSUN held SDSU to seven points in the first quarter, a solid lead was gradually built upon.Freshman Jordyn Jackson got her third start of her col...

No Diane, no problem for men’s basketball

A CSUN Men's basketball player making a fade away jump shot.

Tyler Wainfeld

December 7, 2018

The men’s basketball team beat San Marcos 76-72 on Wednesday and have now won back-to-back games for the first time this season. Sophomore Terrell Gomez led the Matadors with a career-high 26 points, but it took a complete team effort to overcome the absence of standout redshirt freshman Lamine Di...

From basketball star to successful businessman

An African American basketball player on the court

Kenneth Birkland

December 5, 2018

CSUN men’s basketball team has made the NCAA tournament twice since making the transition to Division I in 1990, the first being in 2001 led by point guard Markus Carr.Carr averaged 8.7 points, 8.9 assists and 1.8 steals that season and while these stats don’t exactly jump off the page, Car...

Games to Watch

three CSUN women's basketball players in white jerseys giving high-fives to each other.

Justin Vigil

December 5, 2018

Men's BasketballThe team returns home to face Cal State San Marcos Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. Northridge is coming off their first road win of the season at Pepperdine. San Marcos is on a four-game slide currently where they have failed to score more than 80 points in each loss. The Northridge offense h...

Matadors come back to top Lancers 73-67

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Justin Vigil

November 29, 2018

Women's basketball saw themselves down big early, but managed to rally and defeat Cal Baptist 73-67.CSUN scored 29 points in the fourth quarter, more points than they had in the entire first half.The Lancers' solid defense did not give up many easy looks and CSUN struggled offensively to find looks ea...

Harvard wins Thanksgiving Classic over CSUN

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Ethan Hanson

November 26, 2018

CSUN coach Jason Flowers could only sit in his chair and stare at the sight he was witnessing in Saturday's Warner Center Marriott Thanksgiving Classic at the Matadome. Flowers' defense was stiff. Harvard had the ball in constant rotation, and then guard Katie Benzen hit a 3-pointer after a late cont...

Men’s basketball drops the ball in loss to Portland

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Tyler Wainfeld

November 18, 2018

The men’s basketball team dropped their third game in a row to Portland, 80-77, despite having as much as an 18-point lead in the second half. The Matadors came out of the gates strong, putting up 41 points in the first half to take a 14-point lead heading into halftime. They then added to the le...

Gottfried’s debut spoiled by miracle banked shot

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Justin Vigil

November 7, 2018

Story by Justin Vigil and Tyler WainfeldMen's basketball nearly pulled off the upset of New Mexico but were downed by a miracle shot that won the Lobos the game 87-84.With less than 20 seconds left in the second half, CSUN freshman Elijah Harkless stole the ball on a high pass. After running some clo...

Gottfried and Matadors ready for upcoming 2018-19 season

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Kenneth Birkland

November 5, 2018

After a 6-24 season last year, the Matadors are ready for a new year and their fans have plenty to be excited about. The Matadors have a new coaching staff, eight new players and a new system.New head coach Mark Gottfried has had success everywhere he has gone from Murray State to Alabama to North Carolina...

Matadors to defend their Big West throne

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Ethan Hanson

November 2, 2018

CSUN women’s basketball team will defend its Big West title this year after having one of the best years in program history last season. Senior Channon Fluker hopes to do more with her team undertaking one of its toughest non-conference schedules in recent memory.The Matadors will make stops at Ca...

The new All-star coaching staff rebuilding the men’s basketball program

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Kenneth Birkland

October 8, 2018

Former SEC coach of the year, Mark Gottfried, is determined to bring in a new era of Matador basketball. With his experienced coaching staff, fresh faces and his own proven track record, this year is certain to be different from years past.Gottfried has been around the NCAA with success at every sto...

Kendall Smith gains year of eligibility for men’s basketball

Senior forward Tre Hale-Edmerson contests a shot against the California State University, Fullerton Titans on Feb. 10 in the Matadome. (Patricia Perdomo / The Sundial)

David Yapkowitz

August 29, 2016

CSUN men's basketball player Kendall Smith will receive an extra year of athletic eligibility, according to a press release from the CSUN Athletic Department. Smith, who transferred to CSUN from University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2015, will enter this upcoming season as a junior. As per the press ...

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