Coming into his sophomore campaign as the head man of the Cal State Northridge Matadors, Reggie Theus, along with the entire San Fernando Valley (well, those who have knowledge of CSUN) had relatively high hopes for the Matadors.
Despite the team having eight registered freshman on the opening night roster, returning seniors Stephen Hicks and Stephen Maxwell, junior Tre Hale-Emerdson and Landon Drew, and senior DeVonte Elliot finally getting eligible, building on the run to the Big West Tournament finals seemed like a no-brainer.
Hindsight is only 20/20, and mid-way through February, and four conference games remaining, the 'Dors are sitting at an atrocious 7-21, with two of those victories coming against DII opponents. Mediocrity reeks with a record of 2-10 in the Big West, CSUN still has an opportunity to get into the BWT and make a miracle run.
The word miracle needs to be made exponentially bigger, as the team has only had eight players at its disposal, due to suspensions of reasons that remain to be unknown to anyone that doesn't join Theus behind closed doors. Fatigue will kill any opportunity for Reggie and the 'Dors, as it has already played a part in every game, even costing a few down the stretch.
Truly, a season to be forgotten, a season of futility, the end can not come fast enough. Though, should the end also include cutting ties with Theus for Cal-State remains the question.