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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...

No Diane, no problem for men’s basketball

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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,...

From basketball star to successful businessman

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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...

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...

Matadors come back to top Lancers 73-67

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Justin Vigil November 28, 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'...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 28, 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...

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