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Men’s basketball: Matadors finish off miserable season with loss at Fullerton

Men’s basketball: Matadors finish off miserable season with loss at Fullerton

Gilberto Manzano

March 1, 2012

FULLERTON – With a nine-point deficit and only 1:45 remaining in the Matadors’ season, senior guard Vinnie McGhee shot a 3-pointer hoping it could possibly spark a comeback and maybe a fairy tale ending to his CSUN career. Instead, McGhee threw up an airball to add misery to an already tough 2011-12 season. ...

Men’s basketball: Do it for Vinnie: Matadors look to honor seniors vs. UCR

Men’s basketball: Do it for Vinnie: Matadors look to honor seniors vs. UCR

Gilberto Manzano

February 21, 2012

With his CSUN career winding down, Vinnie McGhee took Saturday’s loss to Fresno State the hardest. In a postgame interview, after the Matadors shot a pitiful nine percent from the field in the second half en route to a 62-49 defeat, McGhee blamed the woeful performance on himself. “I’m mad the most,...

Men’s basketball: CSUN shoots nine percent in second half, falls to Fresno State in BracketBuster

Men’s basketball: CSUN shoots nine percent in second half, falls to Fresno State in BracketBuster

Gilberto Manzano

February 19, 2012

In the four years CSUN guard Vinnie McGhee has been with the Matadors, he’s been part of many memorable games, but what transpired Saturday was a night he would like to forget. In what likely was the worst half in the program's history, CSUN (7-18) collapsed in the second twenty minutes of ...

Men’s basketball: CSUN’s new defense lifts them to a win over UC Davis

Men’s basketball: CSUN’s new defense lifts them to a win over UC Davis

Gilberto Manzano

January 15, 2012

How does a team shut down an opponent for five minutes and go on a 16-0 run to erase an 11-point deficit? CSUN head coach Bobby Braswell had the perfect strategy. He went with the “5 to 1” defense. With a new defensive system, CSUN pulled out a much-needed Big West Conference victory over UC Davis, 84-80, Saturday night at the Matadome. After a ...

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: 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...

CSUN men’s basketball: Matadors have no problem with Titans, advance to face UCSB in semifinals

CSUN men’s basketball: Matadors have no problem with Titans, advance to face UCSB in semifinals

Gilberto Manzano

March 11, 2011

There was a peculiar saying that stood out for Vinnie McGhee during Thursday night’s Big West quarterfinals. “We had a real good talk with coach and basically we didn’t want to come out like grasshoppers because grasshoppers don’t eat grapes,” said McGhee drawing laughs from reporte...

Men’s basketball: CSUN ends regular season up north to face UC Davis and Pacific

Men’s basketball: CSUN ends regular season up north to face UC Davis and Pacific

Gilberto Manzano

March 2, 2011

Check out bottom of story for Senior Night highlights Cal State Northridge won’t admit to overlooking Thursday’s matchup against last-place UC Davis, but it’s tough not to when the third seed in the Big West Tournament could be up for grabs on Saturday to close out the regular season versus nemesis Pacific.   “It’s kind of hard not looking over UC Davis, bu...

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