Team preview: Cal State Northridge

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 20, 2004, 4:52 PM ET
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If there is a team capable of breaking the stranglehold Utah State and Pacific are expected to have on the Big West, it's Cal State Northridge. The Matadors made a surprising run to the Big West Tournament final, knocking off Utah State along the way, and fell just two points and a controversial late-game blocking call short of an NCAA Tournament bid.