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Women’s basketball: Picking it up: CSUN hits San Diego for WNIT

Matador forward Violet Alama helps teammate Janae Sharpe up after she was fouled during CSUN’s game against LBSU on March 6. CSUN had time off and is now prepared to face USD in the WNIT Friday. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Anthony Carpio

March 14, 2012

It’s been more than a week – nine days, in fact – since the Matadors lost in the first round of the Big West Conference Tournament. But with time to regroup and earning a spot in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT), the team has been preparing for its game against University o...

Women’s basketball: Standout freshman performance breaks down CSUF on Senior Day

The Matadors celebrate their two graduating seniors, Bridgette Conejo and Jasmine Erving, after their victory against CSUF Saturday night at the Matadome. CSUN is now locked into second place for the Big West Tournament. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Senior Photographer

Anthony Carpio

March 3, 2012

It was Senior Day for the Matadors as well as their last game of the season. After two losses on the road, CSUN had only one thing on its mind: winning. And that’s exactly what they did. After a consistent first half and aggressive second, CSUN (17-12, 11-5 Big West) cruised past Cal State Fu...

Women’s basketball: Matadors rally from 15 points to win against Davis

Matador center Jasmine Erving goes for a layup during their game against UC Davis. Erving and the Matadors rallied back from 15 points to get the 63-60 win Saturday afternoon at the Matadome. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Senior Photographer

Anthony Carpio

February 18, 2012

It started with exactly 10 minutes left in the second half with the Matadors down 45-32. Center Jasmine Erving had just made a jumper. Forward Violet Alama got a layup 29 seconds later. Then, with 8:35 left to go, Alama drained CSUN’s only trey of the game to cut UC Davis’s lead to 10. And then they c...

Women’s basketball: Erving scores career-high 36 points as Matadors coast past Irvine

Matador center Jasmine Erving posted a career-high 36 points in a 80-59 victory against UC Irvine Saturday night. Photo Credit: Michael Cheng / Daily Sundial

Anthony Carpio

February 4, 2012

IRVINE – Consistency was something CSUN head coach Jason Flowers has rarely seen with his team. In most of their Big West Conference wins, the Matadors have usually found themselves either trying to hold on to a slim lead or coming back from a deficit. “Some games we put together 20 minutes, some games 1...

Women’s basketball: Matadors go 3-0 in Big West in win over Long Beach State


Ron Rokhy

January 7, 2012

For the third game in a row, the Matadors (8-7, 3-0 Big West) used lockdown defense to amend for their offensive struggles in a 57-50 victory over Long Beach State (7-9, 2-1) Saturday night at Walter Pyramid Arena. Despite scoring 57 points, CSUN held the 49ers to 34 percent shooting and caus...

Women’s basketball: CSUN drops double-digit lead at Portland


Ron Rokhy

December 22, 2011

Regardless of a double-digit halftime lead, the Matadors (5-7) failed to close out the Pilots (7-7) as they crafted a come-from-behind victory Wednesday night at Earle A. Chiles Center. Led by its defense, which held Portland to 31 points on 36 percent shooting, and senior center Jasmine Erving’s 10 points, N...

Women’s basketball: CSUN’s rally falls short at Oregon


Ron Rokhy

December 20, 2011

Despite mounting a furious comeback in the second half, the Matadors (5-6) let poor 3-point shooting and offensive rebounds bury them as they fell 79-75 to Oregon (9-3) Monday night at the Matthew Knight Arena. Down by 15 with 12:00 left in the game, CSUN came charging back as it capped off an ...

Women’s basketball: CSUN looks to avoid three-game skid


Anthony Carpio

December 6, 2011

After being unable to leave victorious in a close game at Pepperdine Saturday, the Matadors (4-4) are looking to bounce back and avoid a three-game losing streak as they face San Jose State (1-7) Wednesday night at the Matadome. Turnovers have been an issue CSUN has faced in most of its games this season. In their prior game, the Matadors threw the ball away 26 times. Head coach Ja...

Women’s basketball: Matadors can’t stop Santa Clara’s 3-pointer rain


Ron Rokhy

December 1, 2011

Despite keeping Santa Clara’s leading scorer in check, the Matadors allowed 10 Bronco 3-pointers and fell 90-72 Thursday night at the Matadome. CSUN held senior guard Alyssa Shoji, who coming into the game was averaging 17 points per game, to nine points on 4-of-13 shooting, but allowed guards Ricki Radanovich and...

W-Bball Notebook: Matadors match ’10-11 win total

CSUN star center Jasmine Erving, left, was named Big West Conference Player of the Week Monday. Photo Credit: Mariela Molina / Visual Editor

Ron Rokhy

November 28, 2011

Coming off back-to-back wins against Colgate and West Virginia to win the Woodland Hills Thanksgiving Classic championship, the Matadors (4-2) are off to their best start since the 1999-2000 season. CSUN has already matched its win total from last season and second-year head coach Jason Flowers attributes the improvement to the new recruits and the team's hard w...

W-Bball: Matadors advance to tournament championship game with win over Colgate


Ron Rokhy

November 26, 2011

After getting off to its best start since 1998 at 2-0, CSUN dropped two in a row, but bounced back in its home opener Friday night with a 71-60 win against Colgate (0-6) at the Matadome in the Woodland Hills Thanksgiving Classic. Even though the Matadors (3-2) shot 31 percent  from the field for the game, they were able to pul...

W-Bball: Matadors’ win at LMU gives them first 2-0 start since 98-99


Anthony Carpio

November 15, 2011

Second chances and points off turnovers gave CSUN (2-0) the win Monday night as it steamrolled Loyola Marymount (0-2) 79-62 at the Gersten Pavilion. The Matadors capitalized on turnovers and offensive rebounds, scoring 14 points off throwaways  and 18 points off second-chance opportunities. With the win, CSUN started the year 2-0 for the first time since the ...

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