Thunderbirds To Host Northridge In BracketBuster

February 04, 2013
By SUU Strategic Communication

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Courtesy: SUU Strategic Communications

CEDAR CITY, Utah, Feb. 4 - The TBA was removed from Southern Utah University's 2012-13 men's basketball schedule today as it was announced the Thunderbirds will host Cal State Northridge in the BracketBuster tournament on Feb. 23, at 7:35 p.m. in the Centrum.

The two teams have a bit of a history as the Thunderbirds and Matadors competed against each other in basketball in the American West Conference - along with current Big Sky member Sacramento State - during the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons.

Northridge currently has an overall record of 12-11, including a 3-8 mark in Big West Conference play. The Matadors are in ninth place in the BWC heading into this week's play.

Southern Utah has an overall record of 9-12 but the Thunderbirds are tied for third place in the Big Sky with a conference mark of 7-5 heading into the week.

Following CSUN's departure from the American West the Matadors were members of the Big Sky for five seasons, from 1995 to 2001 when they departed the BSC for the Big West.

SUU holds a 13-5 edge in the series with CSUN, including an 8-0 mark at home, but the teams haven't met since 1995, when the Thunderbirds beat the Matadors, 57-54, in the semi-finals of the AWC tournament.

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