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Men’s Basketball: CSUN’s turbulent season ends with 71-67 loss to UC Davis

After leading at the half, the Matadors were not able to push against UC Davis' rally, losing 71-67 in the Big West Quarterfinals on March 12. (Raul Martinez / Staff Photographer)

Julius Lasin

March 12, 2015

Coming into their matchup with the UC Davis Aggies (25-5, 15-2 Big West), the Matadors (9-24, 4-13 Big West) were playing the role of David to the Aggies’ Goaliath. This time, however, David could not finish off Goaliath, as the Matadors fell to the Aggies 71-67 in the quarterfinals of the Big West...

CSUN Basketball Players of the Year

The freshman frontcourt player becomes the first women's basketball player to win consecutive Big West Player of the weeks since 2007. (File Photo / The Sundial)

Vincent Nguyen

March 11, 2015

With so much hype going into the 2013-2014 basketball season for the Men and Women's teams the reality is that the usual suspects performed up to expectations and some even went above and beyond. Such is the case for record-breaking senior Ashlee Guay and sophomore Aaron Parks, who more than earned player...

Men’s Basketball Playoffs: Success hinges on depth and scoring

Men's Basketball Playoffs: Success hinges on depth and scoring

Julius Lasin

March 11, 2015

After a strong finish to the regular season, the Matadors will head into the Big West Tournament as the eighth seed in the in the bracket, and will face the top-seeded UC Davis Aggies in the quarterfinals. For the Matadors to make a run in the conference tournament, they will need their shortened...

Men’s Basketball: Aaron Parks selected Big West Player of the Week

Sophomore Aaron Parks led the Matadors to win over UC Riverside with his 29 points on Feb. 28, 2015. (Trevor Stamp / Multimedia Editor)

Vincent Nguyen

March 2, 2015

With inspirational performances in significant games against California State University, Fullerton and University of California, Riverside, the Big West Conference selected CSUN sophomore guard Aaron Parks as Big West Player of the Week. Parks averaged 20.5 points and 5.5 assists against the two...

Men’s Basketball: CSUN edges UC Riverside, clinches playoff in Senior Night

Julius Lasin

March 1, 2015

The Matadors (9-22, 4-11 Big West) made it two wins in a row, and more importantly, clinched a berth in the Big West tournament with a victory over the UC Riverside Highlanders (14-14, 7-7 Big West) on senior night at the Matadome. After mustering only 62 points and losing to the Highlanders the first...

Men’s Basketball: Matadors look to clinch Big West berth on Senior Night

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Julius Lasin

February 28, 2015

Following their first conference victory in their last 10 tries, the Matadors (8-22, 3-11 Big West) will look to keep the momentum going and clinch a spot in the Big West tournament with a win over UC Riverside on Saturday in the Matadome. “The fact that we’re still not mathe...

Men’s Basketball: Let them play

Starting guard Aaron Parks, makes a hard jumper inside the paint, shooting over two defenders, ending with 8 points against Montana on Nov. 19. Photo Credit: Kelly Rosales/ Contributor

Julius Lasin

February 25, 2015

As the buzzer sounded in the Matadome following a home loss against UC Santa Barbara (their eighth straight overall), several starters walked off of the floor shaking their heads and shrugging their shoulders. Even though the disappointment could be seen on the faces of those who played, it was the...

Men’s Basketball: CSUN face UC Irvine in Big West rematch

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Julius Lasin

February 20, 2015

On Saturday the Matadors will travel to the Bren Events Center to face off against the first-place UC Irvine Anteaters. The last time these two teams met, the Matadors were trounced 80-49 at the Matadome. Like in most of their games this season, CSUN was plagued by the lack of depth as they were forced...

Men’s Basketball: Reserves shine, CSUN outclass Bethesda

Senior guard Stephen Maxwell slams the ball into the net as CSUN cruised to their first win in eight games, defeating Bethesda University 86-61 Photo credit: Vincent Nguyen

Julius Lasin

February 18, 2015

After a team loses eight straight games, a win against anybody is welcome, even if it comes against a team that plays in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). “Coming off what we’ve been going through this whole season, I feel like this was a really good game for us to kind...

Men’s Basketball: Tired CSUN waver in the second half in 65-57 loss to UC Santa Barbara

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Julius Lasin

February 15, 2015

Following a fast start, the Matadors faltered in the second half (6-21, 2-10 Big West), and losing to the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (13-11, 6-4 Big West), 65-57. “We came out in the first half, we played really well, we did things we needed to do defensively, we made shots,” CSUN head coach Reggie...

Men’s Basketball: CSUN burnt out in 68-55 loss to UC Davis

Sophomore Aaron Parks powers his over UC Davis' Neal Monson in during the first half in the Matadors matchup on Feb. 7, 2015. The Matadors fell to the Aggies, 55-68, and now sit on a six game losing streak. (Trevor Stamp / Multimedia Editor)

Julius Lasin

February 8, 2015

Only seven players saw the floor as fatigue caught up to the Matadors (6-19, 2-8 Big West), who were not able to pull off the upset against the first place UC Davis Aggies (18-4, 8-1 Big West), losing 68-55. “It puts so much pressure on your team when every single play matters,” CSUN head coach...

Men’s Basketball: Turnovers, fouls key to CSUN’s 66-62 loss to UC Riverside

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Javier Cabrera

February 1, 2015

Recap By Javier Cabrera Fouls and turnovers were too much for CSUN (6-17, 2-6) to handle Saturday night as the Matadors fell to the UC Riverside Highlanders (10-11, 3-4), 66-62. The Matadors turned the ball over 15 times and committed 24 fouls, which allowed the Highlanders to shoot free thr...

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