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Men’s Basketball: Matadors give up lead, game to UCSB at home, 79-69

Men’s Basketball: Matadors give up lead, game to UCSB at home, 79-69

Alex Vejar

January 19, 2014

  The Matadors (10-9, 2-2 Big West) were dropped in front of a packed Matadome by the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (11-5, 2-1 Big West) 79-69 Saturday night. Senior guard Josh Greene led the Matadors with 27 points and made all 12 of his free throws. Junior forward Stephen Maxwell chipped in a dou...

Men’s Basketball: Matadors showing improved play under Theus

Men’s Basketball: Matadors showing improved play under Theus

Kevin Linares

January 18, 2014

Halfway through coach Reggie Theus’ first season at CSUN, the Matadors have shown signs of improvement, but have still suffered growing pains with several close losses. After a 5-5 start to their season, the Matadors took some time off to complete their fall finals and returned in late December with...

Men’s Basketball: CSUN’s perfect conference record halted by Cal Poly

Men's Basketball: CSUN's perfect conference record halted by Cal Poly

Kevin Linares

January 17, 2014

Both the Matadors and Mustangs came into Thursday’s game with a perfect 2-0 record in Big West play.  Only one team would come out of the game with a perfect conference record. It wasn’t the Matadors (10-8, 2-1 Big West Conference) but rather Cal Poly (7-9, 3-0 Big West Conference) who prevailed wi...

Men’s Basketball: Matadors fall to Seattle in first home loss

Men’s Basketball: Matadors fall to Seattle in first home loss

Andrew Martinez

December 6, 2013

After cruising to easy wins against La Sierra and Southern Utah, the Matadors (5-5) dropped their final home game before the break to the Seattle Redhawks (5-3) 58-53 Thursday evening at the Matadome. A hot start by sophomore forward Tre Hale-Edmerson would be spoiled by costly turnovers and a poo...

Men’s Basketball: Matadors rout Southern Utah 84-57 for second straight win

Men's Basketball: Matadors rout Southern Utah 84-57 for second straight win

Alex Vejar

December 4, 2013

The CSUN Matadors (5-4) dominated the Southern Utah Thunderbirds (1-5) 84-57 behind a strong performance by junior forward Stephen Maxwell Tuesday night. Maxwell reached a double-double in the first half and finished with 27 points and 13 rebounds for the game. Junior guard/forward Stephan Hicks had...

Men’s Basketball: Matadors return home with 97-79 win over La Sierra

Men's Basketball: Matadors return home with 97-79 win over La Sierra

Brian Bernstein

December 1, 2013

The Matadors (4-4) returned home from their four-game road trip and recorded a 97-79 victory over the La Sierra University Golden Eagles (2-8) to return back to .500 on the season. After a lackluster first half, the Matadors took care of business in the second half and outscored the Eagles by 12 to s...

Men’s Basketball: Matadors drop second straight, fall to Bulldogs 80-64

Men's Basketball: Matadors drop second straight, fall to Bulldogs 80-64

Alex Vejar

November 17, 2013

The CSUN Matadors (1-2) got blitzed by a 14-2 scoring run to end the first half and fell to the Fresno State Bulldogs (2-1) in blowout fashion, 80-64. Points in the paint were a problem again for CSUN as they gave up 44 to FSU while only scoring 30. The Bulldogs shot 55.4 percent for the game to ...

Men’s Basketball: Matadors overpowered by Trojans, fall 95-79

Men's Basketball: Matadors overpowered by Trojans, fall 95-79

Alex Vejar

November 13, 2013

  After only being down four in the second half, the CSUN Matadors (1-1) were hit with a 16-3 scoring run and suffered a blowout loss to the USC Trojans (1-1) Tuesday, 95-79. The Matador offense was ice cold, only shooting 33.3 percent for the game. The Trojans shot an efficient 57.1 perce...

Men’s Basketball: Matadors survive late rally, drop HIU 86-74 in season opener

Men's Basketball: Matadors survive late rally, drop HIU 86-74 in season opener

Alex Vejar

November 9, 2013

The Matadors (1-0) survived a three-point onslaught late in their season opener and pulled out a win against the Hope International Royals (0-1) Friday, 86-74. CSUN led by as much as 19 in the second half, but the Royals fought back with nine straight points to cut the lead to 10. Junior guard Matt Green...

Men’s Basketball: New coach, new culture, high expectations

Men's Basketball: New coach, new culture, high expectations

Alex Vejar

November 6, 2013

  The Matadors men’s basketball season is underway and the team, along with the coaching staff, is anticipating a rebound year after failing to reach the Big West tournament in the 2012-2013 season. The Matadors finished with a 14-17 overall record last year — 5-13 in the Big West co...

Men’s Basketball: New leader for Matadors

Men's Basketball: New leader for Matadors

Ron Rokhy

November 6, 2013

Nearly eight months after replacing Bobby Braswell as CSUN men’s head basketball coach, former NBA player and coach Reggie Theus is primed for the upcoming 2013-2014 campaign. Theus, who coached the New Mexico State Aggies from 2005-2006 and the Sacramento Kings from 2007-2008, said that the most imp...

Men’s Basketball: New era ushers in new point man

Men's Basketball: New era ushers in new point man

Brian Bernstein

November 5, 2013

  Expected to be the floor general for the Matadors, who are predicted to finish seventh in the Big West Conference by the LA Times, is sophomore point guard Landon Drew. With the season underway, Drew has not concerned himself with what the papers have to say. “My expectations are definit...

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