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CSUN’s men’s basketball face tough challenge on road

Gilberto Manzano

January 26, 2011

Even with a new defense-first mentality, Cal State Northridge still hasn’t managed to record a road victory. After a 2-2 homestand, the Matadors will play their next three games on the road, starting with UC Irvine on Thursday and UC Santa Barbara on Saturday in Big West play. “Two tough ga...

CSUN Men’s Basketball: Matadors hopeful of new defensive system

CSUN Men's Basketball: Matadors hopeful of new defensive system

Gilberto Manzano

January 23, 2011

During the winter break, the Cal State Northridge men’s basketball team posted a disappointing 3-7 record, where they questioned the head coach’s game plan at times and gave up multiple second half leads, but have gained some momentum by playing its best defense of the season in the last five games,...

CSUN men’s basketball: Matadors lose to Seattle in a non-conference matchup

Gilberto Manzano

January 20, 2011

There’s one stat that stood out for Cal State Northridge after losing, 75-68, to Seattle University in a non-conference game at the Matadome. “I just can’t get over that 25 (offensive rebounds) number, which is just staring right at me,” said CSUN head coach Bobby Braswell after the Matadors were out rebound 44-36. “I’m looking at this stat sheet...

CSUN men’s basketball: Matadors solid defense is key to their win over Cal State Fullerton

Gilberto Manzano

January 16, 2011

In the past Bobby Braswell’s teams were known for playing top notch defense, but in the last year and a half Cal State Northridge has been struggling to get stops. After realizing that the Matadors were ranked dead last in point allowed in the Big West Conference, Braswell finally had enough and pounded a defensive first mentality into his players. “We went over our league statistics yest...

CSUN men’s basketball falls short against UC Riverside

Gilberto Manzano

January 14, 2011

The second half letdowns are starting to wear on CSUN head coach Bobby Braswell. “Same old record, same old thing… one half of basketball and totally fell apart in the second half. We don’t have the instinct in us to finish” said Braswell after Northridge lost to UC Riverside, 70-61, Thursday night at the Matadome in Big West play. Falling apart in...

CSUN’s men’s basketball: Second half letdown dooms CSUN

CSUN's men's basketball: Second half letdown dooms CSUN

Gilberto Manzano

November 17, 2010

It was the perfect first half for CSUN. After getting pummeled at UCLA to start the 2010-11 season, the Matadors responded with a slim 37-36 halftime lead over UC Berkeley. It was going so well for the Matadors that they were able to surpass their three-point and assist totals against the B...

Matadors peaking at the right time

Gilberto Manzano

January 17, 2010

Now, with school back in session, many of you might be wondering what happened with the men’s basketball team over the winter break. Let’s just say this time the Matadors (7-10, 2-3 Big West) made sure to keep their blunders on the basketball court instead of in the court room (last New Year’s Day Best Buy scandal). In the seven games the Matadors played during the winte...

Purdue’s punishment prevails

Gilberto Manzano

November 15, 2009

Did Willie Galick walk under a ladder before entering the visitor’s locker room in Mackey Arena? Did Mark Hill see a black cat run on the court while warming up before his game against the Boilermakers? There has to be an explanation as to why everything went wrong for the Matadors in the first half versus No.7 Purdue. Oh, that’s right, it was Friday the 13th. The...

CSUN Basketball Preview 2009-10: Rosters, Stats, Schedules and more


November 10, 2009

Matador basketball fans need to know what the men's and women's team have in store for the upcoming season? Sundial Sports has you covered with preview stories and everything else you need to know for the new year.    To download PDF version click here....

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