Matador basketball fans have two more chances to double their pleasure, and the next opportunity is Jan. 29, when The Matadome plays host to a pair of basketball games for the men’s and women’s basketball teams.
The CSUN women’s team tips off the action with a 4 p.m. start time, taking on UC Riverside. The Matadors (14-6, 4-2 in Big West Conference play) are coming off a scintillating victory over Long Beach State on Jan. 24. CSUN trailed 29-20 at halftime before blistering Long Beach by shooting 45.7 percent in the second half, running away with a 67-52 victory to snap the 49ers’ 15-game win streak. Ashlee Guay scored 18 points in the contest after scoring 22 the previous game at UC Irvine. Guay was named Big West Player of the Week for the second time this season.
In the nightcap, the CSUN men’s team (6-15, 4-6) takes on the University of Hawaii, which in past years has had a large contingent of fans at The Matadome. Senior Stephan Hicks will continue to add to his all-time scoring record, as he has scored 1,796 points in his career. Stephen Maxwell, also a senior, is averaging 15.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, and has collected 37 double-doubles in his career.
Fans attending the opener should expect traffic and parking delays on campus ahead of the 4 p.m. start time for the opener. Parking lot F5, which is the main lot outside of The Matadome, and surrounding lots will be impacted during a time of day when most students at CSUN are in class in Redwood Hall and nearby buildings.
Parking passes are available for $6 at kiosks in any lot or by visiting information booths at various entrances to campus. Passes are valid all day for student parking lots only and are not valid in spaces marked “employee” or those requiring special permits.
Fans are asked to consult the CSUN campus parking map, linked to below, for alternate lots. The map is read as a grid and The Matadome is located in the F5 segment, with nearby lots including G4, G3 and E6.
Please be advised that impacted parking is not expected to affect the CSUN Men’s Basketball game later Thursday night against Hawaii at 7 p.m., although fans are encouraged to attend both contests. A separate game ticket is required for each event.