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Men’s Basketball: CSUN dominated on rebounds, lose to UC Irvine 67-59

Men’s Basketball: CSUN dominated on rebounds, lose to UC Irvine 67-59

Julius Lasin

February 22, 2015

The Matadors’ (7-22, 2-11 Big West) inability to snag rebounds and contain the UC Irvine Anteaters’ (16-10, 9-3 Big West) 3-point shooting early doomed them as they lost 67-58. After getting blown out in the first game against the Anteaters, the Matadors came out looking to prove a point, jumping...

Men’s Basketball: CSUN wins first game of season against Montana State in home opener

Men’s Basketball: CSUN wins first game of season against Montana State in home opener

Andrew Lim

November 19, 2014

After Stephan Hicks missed all of his field goal attempts vs. the No.2 Arizona Wildcats on Sunday, Hicks and the CSUN Matadors (1-2) were on a mission vs. the Montana State Bobcats (0-3). The Matadors pulled out a 72-65 victory over the Bobcats at the Matadome in CSUN's home opener Wednesday eveni...

Men’s Basketball: Josh Greene and Stephan Hicks return to lead a young men’s basketball squad

Contributor

November 7, 2012

Written by Steve Cereghino   With CSUN’s men’s basketball roster full of nearly all freshmen and sophomores, returning starters Josh Greene and Stephan Hicks will be looked upon to lead the Matadors to success. “It’s been really good to watch them mature and grow,” said h...

Men’s basketball: Matadors experience season déjà vu in overtime loss at UC Irvine

Men’s basketball: Matadors experience season déjà vu in overtime loss at UC Irvine

Alonso Tacanga

February 26, 2012

IRVINE – To say the 16th season of head coach Bobby Braswell’s career at CSUN has been a struggle would be putting it lightly. Already ineligible to play in the Big West Conference Tournament to start the year, Braswell’s Matadors have taken enough tumbles through 2011-12 to ensure the coach will finish with ...

Men’s basketball: Matadors fight valiantly before Fullerton’s clutch layup sinks them

Men’s basketball: Matadors fight valiantly before Fullerton’s clutch layup sinks them

Alonso Tacanga

January 26, 2012

Going down the wire in a seesaw battle between teams in the opposite poles of the Big West Conference standings Thursday night, it was Cal State Fullerton’s turn at attempting to swing up on the scoreboard, and guard Kwame Vaughn delivered with a head-first driving layup to put his team up two. Given only 3.8 seconds to shoot back, the Matadors were in a dan...

Men’s basketball: CSUN struggles against Pacific zone defense

Men’s basketball: CSUN struggles against Pacific zone defense

Anthony Carpio

January 12, 2012

With CSUN head coach Bobby Braswell feeling under the weather, assistant coach Danny Sprinkle was in charge as his team faced an opponent who is on a seven-game losing streak. As both teams took the court and Pacific went on an 8-0 run with 13:17 left in the first half, it was clear the team the Matadors w...

Men’s basketball: Matadors defeat Waves for first road win of the season

Men’s basketball: Matadors defeat Waves for first road win of the season

Alonso Tacanga

December 10, 2011

Redshirt sophomore guard Stephan Hicks scored a game-high 18 points as CSUN snapped a three-game losing streak with a 73-70 road win over Pepperdine at Firestone Fieldhouse Saturday night. CSUN guard Josh Greene scored all 15 of his points after halftime, helping the Matadors turn a 12-point first...

Men’s basketball notebook: CSUN’s quick shots making offense struggle

Men’s basketball notebook: CSUN’s quick shots making offense struggle

Gilberto Manzano

December 5, 2011

Offense ... or lack thereof. The Matadors started off the year cold offensively, and seven games into the season, they still haven’t shaken their shooting woes. After a 71-58 loss to Santa Clara Saturday night where CSUN shot 30.6 percent from the field and 29 percent from downtown, the Matadors' shooting percentage has now dropped to 34 percent...

M-Bball: Greene snaps out of funk as Matadors win big time in home opener

M-Bball: Greene snaps out of funk as Matadors win big time in home opener

Alonso Tacanga

November 22, 2011

Four field-goal attempts into his night, CSUN guard Josh Greene’s bid to snap out of his early-season shooting funk wasn’t looking promising. Even as the Matadors (1-3) were beginning to run away with what eventually became a 95-68 win against overmatched San Diego Christian, Greene kept stru...

M-Bball: Badly out-rebounded in last outing, CSUN looks forward to bounce-back home game vs. San Diego Christian

M-Bball: Badly out-rebounded in last outing, CSUN looks forward to bounce-back home game vs. San Diego Christian

Alonso Tacanga

November 21, 2011

The Matadors seem to be going backwards three games into the young season. Three days after putting up a valiant fight in a season-opening 66-59 loss at USC on Nov. 11, CSUN travelled to Hawai’i and was handed a humbling 86-67 defeat. Then on Saturday, Boise State bulldozed CSUN (0-3) by 42 points. “Our defense wasn’t on top,” CSUN guard Vinnie McGhee said of the 103-61 loss to the Broncos. “We...

M-Bball: Matadors crushed at Boise State for third straight loss

M-Bball: Matadors crushed at Boise State for third straight loss

Gilberto Manzano

November 19, 2011

With the Matadors having the youngest roster in Division I basketball, it’s understandable if they have a couple rough outings to start the year, but what happened at Boise State Saturday afternoon was atrocious. CSUN recorded its third straight loss to open the season after it was demolished 103-61 against the Broncos at Taco Bell Arena. It was...

M-Bball: Matadors travel to Boise, look for first win

M-Bball: Matadors travel to Boise, look for first win

Gilberto Manzano

November 16, 2011

The Matadors were only down four points at halftime against Hawai’i Tuesday morning, but a 11-2 run by the Rainbow Warriors to start the second half paved the way for CSUN’s 86-67 lopsided loss. Fatigue could have played a factor in the Matadors’ second-half collapse with a long flight to Honolulu and a 11 p.m. (1 a.m PST) tip-off time, ...

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