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FINAL PRE-CONFERENCE ROAD TRIPTAKES MATADORS TO WASHINGTON
NORTHRIDGE NOTES
Cal State Northridge (3-6, 0-0 Big West) takes a season-high two-game winning streak into its final non-conference game of 2011 asthe Matadors travel to Seattle to take on the Washington Huskies (5-5) on Thursday, Dec. 22 ... Game time is 7:00 p.m. ... Northridgeopened up the offense for the second time in three home games this season last Saturday as the Matadors put six players in dou-ble figures in a 99-58 rout of the Pacifica College Gladiators ... CSUN also looks for its second straight road win Thursday.
MATADOR MEMO
Cal State Northridge is the youngest team among more than 340 NCAA Division I schools in the country ... Of the 18 players on thisyear's roster, there are only 12 years of collegiate basketball experience, an average of 0.67 years ... UC Irvine is second at 0.69years ... Navy is third nationally at 0.70 years ... These statistics factor in the team’s total years of previous collegiate experiencewith the number of players on the roster ... The 18-man Matador roster has only three seniors and
NO
 juniors ... The rest of theteam is composed of underclassmen (six sophomores, seven freshmen, two redshirt freshmen).
NOVEMBER
NOV. 11@ USCL, 59-66NOV. 14@ HAWAII (ESPN)L, 67-86NOV. 19@ BOISE STATEL, 61-103
NOV. 22SAN DIEGO CHRISTIANW, 95-68
NOV. 26@ DRAKEL, 49-73
NOV. 30CAL ST. BAKERSFIELDL, 67-74DECEMBER
DEC. 3@ SANTA CLARAL, 58-71DEC. 10@ PEPPERDINEW, 73-70
DEC. 17PACIFICAW, 99-58
DEC. 22@ WASHINGTON7:00 PM
DEC. 29UC IRVINE
1
7:00 PM JANUARY 
 JAN. 2@ UC RIVERSIDE
1
7:05 PM
 JAN. 7LONG BEACH STATE
1
7:05 PM JAN. 12PACIFIC
1
7:05 PM JAN. 14UC DAVIS
1
7:05 PM
 JAN. 19@ UC SANTA BARBARA
1
7:00 PM JAN. 21@ CAL POLY
1
(PRIME TICKET)
7:00 PM
 JAN. 26CAL STATE FULLERTON
1
7:05 PM
 JAN. 28@ CAL ST. BAKERSFIELD7:00 PM
FEBRUARY FEB. 2UC SANTA BARBARA
1
7:05 PM
FEB. 4@ LONG BEACH STATE
1
4:05 PMFEB. 9@ UC DAVIS
1
7:00 PMFEB. 11@ PACIFIC
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7:30 PM
FEB. 15CAL POL
1
7:05 PMFEB. 18SEARS BRACKET BUSTERTBAFEB. 22UC RIVERSIDE
1
7:05 PM
FEB. 25@ UC IRVINE
1
(PRIME TICKET)
7:30 PMFEB. 29@ CAL STATE FULLERTON
1
7:05 PM
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OVERALL:
3-6
BIG WEST:
0-0
2011-12 CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE NUMERICAL ROSTER
NONAMEPOSHT WT YR EXP HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)PPGRPG
0Josh Greene G 6-0180 So.1VLos Angeles, Ca. (Community Charter) 10.63.6*3 Stephan Hicks G/F 6-5 190 R-Fr.HS Thousand Oaks, Ca. (National College Prep) 17.68.74Ishmael GodfreyG5-11175Fr.HSHawthorne, Ca. (Junipero Serra HS)0.00.05Aqeel QuinnG6-4190So.1VLawndale, Ca. (Leuzinger HS)8.62.2*10 Frankie Eteuati F 6-10190 So. 1V Los Angeles, Ca. (Cathedral HS) 1.42.111 Vinnie McGheeG 5-10 170 Sr. 3V Oakland, Ca. (Sacramento St/McCymonds HS) 9.72.7*12 Thomas JacobsF 6-6 215 So. 1VSan Diego, Ca. (Scripps Ranch HS) 4.54.514 Lonnie Watson G/F 6-4 195 R-Fr. HS Paso Robles, Ca. (Paso Robles HS) 0.0 0.515 Justin Yeargin G 6-2 180 Fr. HS Oakland, Ca. (Bishop O’Dowd HS) 0.0 0.321 Stephen Maxwell F 6-5 215 Fr. HS Woodland Hills, Ca. (Taft HS) 8.8 4.822Davon Potts G 6-2 175 Fr. HS Cerritos, Ca. (Gahr HS) 1.90.924Allen Jiles IV G/F 6-4 200So. 1V Los Angeles, Ca. (Lynwood HS) 1.21.925 Allan Guei G 5-9 160 Fr. HS Compton, Ca. (Compton HS) 5.62.6*30 Trevone Williams F 6-6220 Fr. HS Los Angeles, Ca. (Westchester HS) 0.0 0.032Ari Feldman F/C 6-9 220 Sr. HS Santa Monica, Ca. (Santa Monica HS) 4.02.733Jordan Mitchell F 6-9 210 So. 1V Gardena, Ca. (Junipero Serra HS) 0.81.634Teddy AgbonwanetenF6-3210Fr.HSLos Angeles, Ca. (Bravo Medical Magnet HS)0.00.042Michael LizarragaF6-7230Sr.3VDixon, Ca. (Calif. School for the Deaf)10.07.043John Hayward-Mayhew F 6-8 220 Sr. 1V Eugene, Or. (Salt Lake CC/South Eugene HS) 4.7 2.6* - Assists per Game
2011-12
SCHEDULE& RESULTS
CONTACT: Bob Vazquez, Asst. A.D. (Media Relations) // PHONE: 818.677.2313 // FAX: 818.677.4950 // E-MAIL: bobbyv@csun.edu
2 0 1 1 - 1 2 S E A S O N
THE GAME:
CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE MATADORS (3-6) AT WASHINGTON HUSKIES (5-5)
DATE:
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
WHERE:
ALASKA AIRLINES ARENA (10,000)
CSUN SEASON RECORD:
 3-6
BIG WEST RECORD:
0-0
SERIES SHORTS:
THURSDAY’S GAME IS THE FIFTH MEETING ALL-TIME BETWEEN THE MATA-DORS AND HUSKIES ... CSUN IS WINLESS IN THE PREVIOUS FOUR GAMES.
TELEVISION:
NONE
RADIO:
THECSUN-PACIFICAGAME CAN BEHEARD LIVE ONGOMATADORS.COMWITH BILLCOURTLAND PROVIDING THEPLA Y-BY-PLAY& ALANZINSMEISTER PROVIDING ANALYSIS.
 
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Cal state NORTHRIDGE MEN’S BASKETBALL
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
General Information
Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cal State NorthridgeAbbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Northridge, CSUNMailing Address . . . . . . . . . .18111 Nordhoff Street. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Northridge, CA 91330-8301Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1958Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34,560President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Jolene KoesterAthletic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rick MazzutoAssociate A.D./SWA . . . . . . . . . . . . .Janet Pinneau
Faculty Athletic Representative
. . . . .Dr. Tina KieslerNickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MatadorsColors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Red, White and BlackConference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Big WestHome Court (Capacity) . . . .The Matadome (1,600)Press Row Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(818) 677-4702
Coaching Information
Head Coach . . . . . . . . .Bobby Braswell (16th Year)Alma Mater . . . . . . . . .Cal State Northridge, 1985Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232-225 (.507)Record at Northridge . . . . . . . . . . . .232-225 (.507)Big West Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92-80 (.535)Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(818) 677-3231Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . .Bob Lowe (3rd Year)Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . .Jay Morris (2nd YearAssistant Coach . . . . . .Danny Sprinkle (10th Year)Dir. of Basketball Ops . . .Lior Schwartzberg (3rd Year)
Sports Information
Athletic Media Relations Director . . . .Bob VazquezVazquez’s Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . .(818) 677-2313Vazquez’s e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . .bobbyv@csun.eduWebsite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.GoMatadors.com
Team Information
2010-11 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-182010-11 Big West Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-7 (3rd)2010-11 NCAA Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NoneLetterwinners Returning in 2011-12 . . . . . . . . . . . .8Starters Returning in 2011-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Historical Information
First Year of Men’s Basketball . . . . . . . . . . .1958-59All-Time Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .705-755 (.482)All-Time Big West Record . . . . . . . . . . .92-80 (.535)Big West Conference Championships . . . . . . . . . .2All-Big West Conference Selections . . . . . . . . . . .23
 
PLAYER PROFILES
Stephan Hicks (6-5, 190, RS Freshman, Guard/Forward, Thousand Oaks, Ca)
has only played in nine games in his collegiatecareer and has already emerged as one of the top players in the Big West Conference ...
Hicks
is third in the conference inscoring (17.6 ppg) and is the team’s top rebounder (8.7 rpg, #2 in the BWC) ...
Hicks
started his collegiate career with 19points and eight rebounds at USC (11/11/11) ...
Hicks
then followed up with his first collegiate double-double (points-rebounds) with 22 points and 17 rebounds at Hawai’i (11/14/11) ... The 17 rebounds were only seven short of the schoolrecord set by
George Robnett
against UC Irvine during the 1970-71 season ...
Hicks
continued to showcase his scoring talentswith a career-high 23 points against Boise State (11/19/11) ... Against Pacifica College (12/17/11),
Hicks
scored 18 pointsalong with 10 rebounds ...
Hicks
has scored in double-digits in all nine games this year ...
Hicks
ranks second in the confer-ence in free throw shooting (.891, 41-for-46) ...
Hicks
hit his first 14 free throws before missing a free throw at Boise State(11/19/11) ...
Vinnie McGhee (5-10, 170, Senior, Guard, Oakland, Ca)
has scored in double-figures in five of the nine gamesof the 2011-12 season ...
McGhee
started the season with a season-high 14 points at USC (11/11/11) followed by elevenpoints at Hawai’i (11/14/11), 13 points at Boise State (11/19/11) and another 13 points against San Diego Christian(11/22/11) ...
McGhee
ranks second on the team with 19 assists (2.7 apg) ...
Josh Greene (6-0, 180, Sophomore, Guard, LosAngeles, Ca)
ranks at the the top of the Big West Conference in free throw percentage in the Big West Conference ...
Greene
has connected on 19-of-21 free throws for .905.
TEAM TIDBITS
Cal State Northridge continues to lead all Big West Conference schools in free throw percentage ... The Matadors are hitting.772 (152-for-197) from the charity stripe ... Four Matador players
(Josh Greene, Allan Guei, Stephan Hicks, Vinnie McGhee)
have combined to hit 91-of-107 free throws for .850 ... The Matadors also are the conference leaders in turnover margin(+3.56) and offensive rebounds per game (15.00) and currently rank second in the Big West Conference averaging 7.0 stealsper game.
FRESHMAN FACTS
Cal State Northridge has three freshmen who are generating sizable contributions to the team this year ... Redshirt freshman
Stephan Hicks (6-5, 190, RS Freshman, Guard/Forward, Thousand Oaks, Ca)
ranks third in the conference in scoring (17.6ppg) and is second in rebounding at 8.7 rpg ...
Allan Guei (5-9, 160, Freshman, Guard, Compton, Ca)
has started four of thefirst eight games this year ...
Guei
has scored in double-digits in two games including a season-high 14 points at USC(11/11/11) in the season opener ...
Guei
is shooting .867 from the free throw line, seventh-best in the conference ...
StephenMaxwell (6-5, 215, Freshman, Woodland Hills, Ca)
made his collegiate debut against Cal State Bakersfield (11/30/11) andresponded with game-highs in points (20) and rebounds (11) ...
Hicks
is averaging a team-high 28.7 minutes per game while
Guei
is averaging 17.3 minutes per game and
Maxwell
are averaging 15.0 minutes per game.
CONFERENCE CHATTER
Last year, Cal State Northridge men's basketball was pegged to finish eighth in the annual Big West Conference pre-seasonmedia poll ... The Matadors proved the experts wrong, finishing alone in third place (9-7) and eventually landing a spot inthe semi-finals of the Big West Tournament at the Honda Center in Anaheim ... This year (2011-12), the pre-season results arethe same ... Cal State Northridge is predicted to finish eighth in this year's conference ... CSUN tallied 61 points to finish justbehind UC Davis (63 points) in seventh place, and six points ahead of ninth place UC Irvine (55 points) ... Long Beach Statewas selected the favorite to claim the 2011-12 Big West men's basketball title ... The 49ers collected 20 first-place votes fromthe 24-member voting panel for a total of 212 points ... LBS welcomes back four starters from the 2010-11 squad that finished22-12 overall and won the Big West regular season title by four games with a 12-4 record ... UC Santa Barbara has present-ed the biggest roadblock to Long Beach State in its quest to reach the NCAA Tournament ... The Gauchos have knocked offthe 49ers in the Big West Tournament championship game the last two seasons, earning the conference's automatic bid tothe Big Dance ... UCSB was picked to finish second in this year's media poll, receiving the four remaining first-place votesand 196 points ... Cal Poly was picked third in the poll with 158 points ... Cal State Fullerton finished fourth in the media pollwith 131 points, followed by UC Riverside in fifth place with 114 points, Pacific with 91 points in sixth place, UC Davis with 62points in seventh place,
Cal State Northridge
in eighth place with 61 points, and UC Irvine with 55 points to finish in ninthplace.
2011-2012 Cal State NORTHRIDGE BASKETBALL//CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE VS. WASHINGTON
WE ARE ....
Please use the following guidelines whenreferring to the Matador athletic program. Weare Cal State Northridge. Our institution’s offi-cial name is California State University,Northridge. However for athletic purposes,please use Cal State Northridge. Pleasenotice that there are no HYPHENSor the wordat. Please refrain from using Northridge Stateor CSNU.
 
GO FIGURE
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15
Consecutive seasons the Matadors haveposted double figure win totals.
GOMATADORS.COM
The Cal State Northridge Matadors can beaccessed on the Internet. The Matadorwebsite contains basic information for all20 of Cal State Northridge’s sports, includ-ing rosters and bios, schedules, pressreleases and updated statistics.
232
Total wins in 16 seasons for Head Coach BobbyBraswell at Cal State Northridge,second most in school history.Number of Big West Championships, in nineseasons, for the Matadors after winning the2008-09 title outright with an 11-5 record
705
Total wins for the Cal State Northridge men’sbasketball program in its 53+ seasons.
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Cal state NORTHRIDGE MEN’S BASKETBALL
2011-2012 Cal state NORTHRIDGE BASKETBALL//CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE VS. WASHINGTON
SERIES STORY 
Saturday’s game marks just the fifth meeting all-time between Cal State Northridge and Washington ... The Huskies have wonall four previous games including an 88-76 in the last meeting, Dec. 6, 2009 ... All four games in the series, which dates back to1992, have been played in Seattle ... Washington also won 80-66 (12/22/07), 89-80(12/28/02) and 61-57 (2/10/92).
HUSKIES HOOPLA
Thursday’s game is also the final non-conference tilt for the Huskies who will open Pac-12Conference play Dec. 29 against Oregon State ... Washington dropped its first home gameof the season on Monday, 92-73 to South Dakota State ... Previously, the Huskies posted con-vincing home wins over UC Santa Barbara amongst others in addition to a six-point loss atDuke on Dec. 10 ... Freshman guard Tony Wroten’s 16.4 ppg scoring average leads threeplayers averaging double figures. Terence Ross (15.4) and C.J. Wilcox (15.1) also average double figures for Lorenzo Romar’ssquad which is shooting a robust 46.6% from the field as a team while scoring 80.3 points per game.
SIGNING STORY 
Cal State Northridge has signed two players to national letters of intent during the early signing period in November ...
Brandon Perry (6-6, 260, Forward)
played a pivotal role in helping Taft High School to the Los Angeles City championship lastyear ...
Taft
chalked up a 29-3 record and a perfect 10-0 mark in the West Valley League ...
Perry’s
top games included 17points (7-for-9 from the floor) over El Camino Real High School ... Several publications have rated
Perry
as one of the top 150players in the country ...
Donovan Johnson (6-3, 180, Guard)
hails from Palisades High School ... In 2010-11,
Johnson
averaged16.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, three assists and three steals per game to gain Los Angeles All-City honors along with being theMVP of the highly competitive Western League ...
Johnson
scored in double figures in 28 of the team’s 32 games last season ...That included a season-high 30 points (11-for-14 from the floor) against Westchester High School.
SCHEDULE SAGA
Challenging is always the trademark of the CSUN basketball schedule, and this year is no exception ... The non-league sched-ule includes games at Pac-12 schools USC (season opener on Nov. 11, 2011) and at Washington (12/22/11) ... Both the Trojansand Huskies competed in the NCAA Tournament last year ... The CSUN game at USC was the second straight season theMatadors have faced a Pac-12 school in the season opener ... Last year (2010-11), Cal State Northridge opened the regularseason at UCLA ... The Matadors will have eleven non-league games in addition to its 16-game Big West Conference schedule... The conference schedule will open on Dec. 29 against UC Irvine at The Matadome.
TELEVISION TALK
During the past four seasons, CSUN basketball has been featured prominently on television (29 times to be exact), includinggames on CBS, Fox Sports Net and ESPNU ... During CSUN's march to the NCAA Tournament in 2008-09, Matador games weretelevised a school record nine times ... Matador basketball fans will have the opportunity to see Cal State Northridge threetimes on television during the 2011-12 men's basketball season ... On November 15, the Matadors were featured nationally onESPN against the University of Hawai’i in Honolulu ... Then on January 21, 2012 when the Matadors travel to Cal Poly, the BigWest game will be televised on Fox Sports Net (Prime Ticket) at 5:30 p.m. ... On February 25, the Matadors conference gameat UC Irvine will be televised on Fox Sports Net (Prime Ticket). Tipoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. ... Depending on the team's successin 2011-12, CSUN could be featured another two times on television ... That would include a "Wild Card" selected game onSaturday, February 4, when the Matadors travel to Big West Conference favorite Long Beach State at 7:30 p.m. ... The gamecould be televised either on ESPNU or Fox Sports West ... Other games also under consideration on February 4 are UC SantaBarbara at Cal State Fullerton, UC Davis at UC Riverside, or Pacific at UC Irvine ... Another possible telecast would be onSaturday, February 18, when Cal State Northridge participates in the tenth annual ESPN sponsored SEARS BracketBusters event... Thirteen nationally televised contests will be selected from a pool of 142 teams from 16conferences and will be shown on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN3 ... The SEARSBracketBusters matchups, game times and network assignments will be announced onMonday, January 30.
MATADOR BASKETBALL3-6 OVERALL0-0 BIG WEST
Record at Home2-1Record on Road1-5Record at Neutral Sites0-0Winning Streak2Losing Streak3
MATADORS-HUSKIES(ALL-TIME SERIES)
2/10/92 @ UW 61, CSUN 5712/28/02@ UW 89, CSUN 8012/22/07@ UW 80, CSUN 6612/6/09@ UW 88, CSUN 76

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