Irvine, Calif. – Cal State Northridge, expected to be a contender in the Big West Conference, will be featured on Prime Ticket in two games during the 2013-14 season.
The Big West Conference, in partnership with Prime Ticket (the official regional telecast home of the Conference) announced the 2013-14 men's basketball television schedule on Wednesday morning.
Both Matador games on Prime Ticket will be played at the renovated Matadome.
In all, eight conference games will be televised on Prime Ticket.
"Having two CSUN televised men's basketball games among the eight conference games on Prime Ticket is huge for our program," said Dr. Brandon Martin, CSUN's Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. "It speaks to the increasing crediblilty and excitement of the new era of Matador basketball. Home games against formidable opponents UCSB and UC Irvine will be highly entertaining for our fans and supporters."
On Saturday, January 18, CSUN will host UC Santa Barbara at 7:30 p.m. The Gauchos, in past years, have been a contender for post-season honors. Again in 2013-14, UCSB will be a title contender that features perhaps the finest player in the league, forward Alan Williams.
Then on Saturday, February 22, CSUN hosts UC Irvine in a 7:30 p.m. contest. The Anteaters, in all the pre-season basketball magazines, have been tabbed as the team to beat in the conference.
The 14-game television package includes four Big West Tournament men's quarterfinal contests and the women's basketball championship.
The other six home games at the Matadome will be played at 7:00 p.m.
Matador Memo …
Of all the league opponents for Cal State Northridge, UC Santa Barbara has enjoyed the most success at the Matadome … The Gauchos hold a 13-6 lead in the series against CSUN at the Matadome … That included a 83-74 decision over the Matadors last year on CSUN's home court … In the last seven seasons, UC Irvine and Cal State Northridge have played highly entertaining games from start-to-finish … That included last year's game in which CSUN battled back from a 17-point deficit (9-26) with 7:33 remaining in the first half to rally for a remarkable 70-61 victory ... In the last three seasons, CSUN basketball has been televised only four times on Prime Ticket … Matador Madness will help kickoff the season on October 18 at the Matadome with both the men's and women's CSUN basketball teams … For ticket information on CSUN basketball in 2013-14, call the Associated Students Ticket Office at 818-677-2488.
The 2013-14 Big West Conference Television Schedule on Prime Ticket
Thursday, December 19 – USC @ Long Beach State, 7:30 pm
Thursday, January 9 – UC Irvine @ Long Beach State, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 18 – UC Santa Barbara @ Cal State Northridge, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 25 – UC Santa Barbara @ Cal State Fullerton, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 6 – Wild Game selected from: Long Beach State @ UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton @ UC Riverside
Saturday, February 15 – Cal Poly @ Long Beach State, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 22 – UC Irvine @ Cal State Northridge, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 27 – Hawai'i @ Long Beach State, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 8 – UC Davis @ UC Irvine, 4:30 p.m.
Big West Tournament (Honda Center)
Thursday, March 13 – Men's Quarterfinal #1, Noon
Thursday, March 13 – Men's Quarterfinal #2, 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 13 – Men's Quarterfinal #3, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 13 – Men's Quarterfinal #4, 8:30 p.m.