August 24, 2007

Gonzaga, Washington Highlights 2007-08 Cal State Northridge Men's Basketball Schedule


Gonzaga, Washington Highlights 2007-08 Cal State Northridge Men's Basketball Schedule

2007-08 Northridge Men's Basketball Schedule in PDF format

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - A challenging schedule that includes games against national powers Gonzaga and Washington highlights the 2007-08 Cal State Northridge men's basketball schedule announced on Friday by Matadors head coach Bobby Braswell.

Cal State Northridge will face a Gonzaga team which will again be one of the nation's elite collegiate basketball teams on Dec. 8 in Spokane. The competition doesn't get any easier on Dec. 22 when the Matadors travel back to the Pacific Northwest to face Pac-10 power Washington in Seattle.

The non-league road slate includes games at Pepperdine (Nov. 17), and a trip to the Drake Tournament (Nov. 30 - Dec. 1) in Des Moines, Ia.

Cal State Northridge will have 15 home games at The Matadome including eight Big West Conference games. The home league slate begins on Jan. 10 against the league's newest member, UC Davis. Long Beach State, the Big West champion in 2006-07, visits the Matadors home turf on Jan. 26 at 7:05 p.m.

Cal State Northridge officially opens its home slate on Nov. 10 against Chicago State (2:00 p.m.) after a pair of exhibition games on Oct. 31 and Nov. 6 against Cal State Los Angeles and The Master's College, respectively.

The Big West Tournament is slated for March 12-15 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Cal State Northridge will be celebrating its 50th season of competition during the 2007-08 season, and 18th as a Division I program.

The Matadors welcome back their top three scorers among five returning letter winners this year. Senior guard/forward Jonathan Heard led the team in scoring with 13.5 points per game in earning All Big West Honorable Mention accolades last year. Heard also is the team's top returning rebounder (5.5 rpg). Senior forward Calvin Chitwood also will give the Matadors a top scoring threat. Last year, Chitwood averaged 13.2 points to rank 12th in the league in scoring. Chitwood also topped the conference in free throw percentage (.851).

Bobby Braswell will be entering his 12th season at the helm of the Matadors men's basketball program. Braswell has chalked up a 168-157 record. Two new assistant coaches have joined the program, James Blake and Stan Johnson.

The 2007-08 Cal State Northridge Men's Basketball Schedule

Date, Event, Time

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, #CAL STATE LOS ANGELES, 7:05 P.M.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, #THE MASTERS COLLEGE, 7:05 P.M.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, CHICAGO STATE, 2:00 P.M.

Saturday, November 17, at Pepperdine, tba
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD, 7:05 P.M.
Wednesday, November 28, at Cleveland State, 7:00 pm. (et)
Friday, November 30, at Drake Tournament (vs Duquesne) - Des Moines, Ia, tba

Saturday, December 1, at Drake Tournament (Drake or NC Central), tba
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, UTAH VALLEY STATE, 7:05 P.M.
Saturday, December 8, at Gonzaga, tba
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, VANGUARD, 7:05 P.M.
Saturday, December 22, at Washington, 3:00 p.m.
Friday, December 28, at Utah Valley State, tba

Thursday, January 3, at Cal Poly*, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 5, at UC Santa Barbara*, 7:00 p.m.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, UC DAVIS*, 7:05 P.M.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, PACIFIC*, 7:05 P.M.

Wednesday, January 16, at UC Riverside*, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 22, at Chicago State , 7:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, LONG BEACH STATE*, 7:05 P.M.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, UC IRVINE*, 7:05 P.M.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, CAL STATE FULLERTON*, 7:05 P.M.

Thursday, February 7, at Pacific*, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 9, at UC Davis*, 7:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, UC RIVERSIDE*, 7:05 P.M.
Wednesday, February 20, at Long Beach State*, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 23, ESPN Bracketbuster, tba
Thursday, February 28, at Cal State Fullerton*, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, March 1, at UC Irvine*, 7:05 p.m.
THURSDAY, MARCH 6, UC SANTA BARBARA*, 7:05 P.M.
SATURDAY, MARCH 8, CAL POLY*, 7:05 P.M.

Wednesday-Saturday, March 12-15, at Big West Tournament (Anaheim), tba
Thursday-Sunday, March 20-23, at NCAA Tournament (1st/2nd rounds), tba
Thursday-Sunday, March 27-30, at NCAA Tournament (Regionals), tba

Saturday/Monday, April 5/7, at NCAA Final Four (San Antonio, Tx), tba

* - Big West Conference Games
# - Exhibition Games
All Home Games listed in Bold

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