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December 21, 2007 at 1:07 PM

A quick look at the Matadors

With a name like that, Cal State-Northridge has certainly heard more than a few jokes about its defense through the years.
And this year, anyway, CSUN is known more for its offense, which was on display again last night when the Matadors blasted NAIA Vanguard 94-49.
UW coach Lorenzo Romar says a high-scoring game could again be in the offing Saturday when the Matadors come to Seattle.
“They are the most uptempo team that we have played up to this point,” Romar said of the Matadors, who are 7-2.
“They try to play a lot like we did when we had our quickest teams and they really get up and pressure you. They shoot quickly if it’s there. If not, they try to run offense, they shoot the three at any time. They can present some problems for you.”
The Matadors haven’t played a great schedule and have lost decisively to Duquense (the team that gave Pitt a real good run a few days before Pitt beat UW) and Gonzaga, but they have shown an ability to score, as Romar pointed out, scoring 90 or more points four times.
Amazingly enough, UW can help itself in the RPI by beating the Matadors. The Matadors are No. 131 in the RPI while UW is 140.
Ken Pomeroy sees a 90-77 win for UW tomorrow. As you can see from reading Pomeory’s breakdown, he projects this game to be the fastest-paced of any remaining on UW’s schedule (he also appears to be calling for a 5-13 Pac-10 record, though just two games are listed as W’s in the schedule, so not sure if there’s an error there or what. Either way, he sees a bleak conference season for the Huskies.)

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