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Get to know: Dathan Lyles

Monique Muñiz

February 21, 2011

Full name: Dathan Lyles Date of Birth: Jan. 14, 1988 Place of Birth: Lima, Ohio Height: 5’11” Position: Guard Major: Pan-African studies Stats: 6.3 points/game, 1.9 rebounds/games, .368 field goal percentage, 37 steals, 99 assist in 27 games Favorites Food: Italian food Music: R&B, Rap, Hip Ho...

Men’s basketball: Matadors defeat Eagles in non-conference matchup

Gilberto Manzano

February 20, 2011

After getting crushed by Cal Poly Wednesday night, the Cal State Northridge men’s basketball team bounced back to defeat Eastern Washington, 68-59, on Saturday night at Reese Court in a non-conference ESPN Bracketbuster game. After the Eagles’ cut the Matadors 11-point second half advantage down...

Men’s Basketball: Matadors get trampled by Mustangs, 72-49

Gilberto Manzano

February 16, 2011

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- The opportunity was there for Cal State Northridge to climb up the standings. Beat Cal Poly on Wednesday night and move back to second place in the Big West and hold the tie breaker over the Mustangs. CSUN failed to take advantage of a golden chance as they were cru...

Men’s Basketball: Matadors eye second place against Cal Poly

Gilberto Manzano

February 15, 2011

After falling short against league-leading Long Beach State Saturday, Cal State Northridge will try to climb back up to second place in the Big West as it travels to San Luis Obispo tonight to take on Cal Poly, who has a one-game advantage in the conference standings over the Matadors. “We have...

CSUN men’s basketball: 49er Casper Ware scores 22 points and drops Matadors to third place after a 79-62 loss

Gilberto Manzano

February 13, 2011

Casper Ware continues to haunt Cal State Northridge. With a jam packed Matadome and CSUN only trailing the top-ranked team in the Big West by one point with 7:49 left, Ware, who was dealing with foul trouble, entered the game and orchestrated the Long Beach State offense to perfection. The Matadors, who entered the matchup in second place and two games behind the 49ers, had no answers for the junior point guard as Long Beach State went...

CSUN men’s basketball will face two Big West Conference foes in Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach State

Gilberto Manzano

February 9, 2011

What a difference a year makes. Last season, through the first 10 Big West Conference games, Cal State Northridge had a 4-6 record and was at the bottom half of the league standings. To make matters worse, Matador star player Lenny Daniel was benched for two games for poor behavior toward the team. It has been the opposite so far this season as the Matadors are currently in second place with a 6-4-league ...

CSUN athlete John Hayward-Mayhew runs informational website

Monique Muñiz

February 7, 2011

If you see 6’8" John Hayward-Mayhew walking around the CSUN campus, at first glance you may assume he plays basketball, well you're right, but what you might not know is that the CSUN men’s basketball junior forward also has a well-known blog. His site, launched September 2010, where he gives tutorials, news, giv...

Get to know: Aqeel Quinn

Monique Muñiz

February 7, 2011

Full name: Aqeel Quinn Date of Birth: Dec. 10, 1991 Place of Birth: Lawndale, CA Height: 6’4" Position: Guard Major: undecided Stats: 3.2 points/game, 1.3 rebounds/game, 76.7 free-throw percentage, .412 field goal percentage, 33 assists in 23 games Favorites Food: Turkey burgers and California pizza ...

CSUN men’s basketball wins over UC Irvine to stay in second place

Gilberto Manzano

February 6, 2011

After having its three-game winning streak snapped Thursday at UC Riverside, Cal State Northridge bounced back to defeat UC Irvine, 91-83, Saturday at the Matadome and remain in second place in the Big West standings. The Matadors recorded their sixth conference win, matching last season’s total. Matador Lenny Daniel led all scorers with 22 points and...

Second place Matadors try for four-game winning streak

Gilberto Manzano

February 2, 2011

With eight Big West games completed, Cal State Northridge will open the second half of the conference schedule only trailing Long Beach State for first place. The Matadors, who are on a four-game winning streak in league play, head out on the road to meet UC Riverside tonight and return home to face UC Irvine on Saturday night. After going through every Big West team once, CSUN came out with a 5-3 recor...

Get to know… Lenny Daniel

Monique Muñiz

January 31, 2011

Date of Birth: May 19, 1987 Place of Birth: Richmond, Virginia Height: 6’8" Position: Forward Major: Pan-African Studies Season stats: 16.1 points/game, 9.3 rebounds/game, 54.1 free-throw percentage, 58.6 field goal percentage, 0.6 assists/game in 21 games. FAVORITES Food: “It is a tie between Mac 'n' Cheese and rice, grilled chi...

CSUN’s men’s basketball: Wins at UC Santa Barbara in a nail-biter

CSUN's men's basketball: Wins at UC Santa Barbara in a nail-biter

Gilberto Manzano

January 30, 2011

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Defense continues to solve Cal State Northridge’s problems, the latest correction being closing out opponents. In a wild ending Saturday night, Rashaun McLemore’s game saving steal on a UC Santa Barbara inbounds pass with 5.5 seconds left quieted the Thunderdome crowd and paved the way for CSUN’s 70-69 victory over the defending Big West champion Gauchos. After Jordan We...

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