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Men’s basketball team wins thriller to extend their streak

Sophomore guard Corey Silverstrom attacks the defense against Cal State Stanislaus on Jan. 30. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Patrick Pace

February 7, 2016

The Chico State men's basketball team won its sixth consecutive CCAA game against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters, 72-68 on Saturday, Feb. 6. The win puts the team at an outstanding 18-3, with a 12-2 record in conference play, good for second place behind UC San Diego.The Otters started off strong in th...

Ellis leads men’s basketball team to fifth straight win

Junior guard Robert Duncan looks to pass in a game against Cal State Stanislaus on Jan. 30. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Kenta Mcafee

February 6, 2016

The Chico State men’s basketball team was able to extend its win streak to five, and bring its overall record to 17-3, after a 64-56 victory over the Cal State East Bay Pioneers at home on Friday, Feb. 6. The win brings Chico State’s conference record to 11-2, and their home game win streak to...

Men’s basketball team wins fourth straight game

Sophomore Isaigh Ellis goes for the lay up against the Cal State Satanislaus defense at home on Jan. 30. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

January 31, 2016

The Chico State men's basketball team was able to bring their winning streak to four, and bring their overall record to 16-3, after a 85-50 victory over the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors at home on Saturday, Jan 30. The win brings Chico State's conference record to 10-2, and their home game win strea...

Men’s basketball team stays hot over winter break

Senior center Tanner Giddings jumps for the opening tip. Photo credit: Caio Calado

January 24, 2016

While most students were home for the break, the men's basketball team was busy defending their home court with five consecutive wins in Acker Gym. The team holds a record of 15-3 overall, and 9-2 in conference. Over the break, the Wildcats succeeded in winning six of their eight games, and have had...

Top-notch basketball recruit signs with Chico State

Top-notch basketball recruit signs with Chico State

Dylan Wakefield

May 1, 2015

Wildcat cub Justin Briggs will be joining the Chico State men’s basketball team in the fall. The 6 foot 9 inch power forward of River City High School in West Sacramento signed his Letter of Intent to become a Wildcat on April 20. Briggs was a top-notch recruit and was receiving attention fr...

Wildcats on the prowl for playoff glory

The Chico State men's basketball team's starting five players huddle up prior to a play in a game against Cal State L.A. on Jan. 30. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Julie Ortega

March 11, 2015

In its 100th season, the Chico State men's basketball team has made the NCAA Championship Tournament for the fourth time in a row. The Wildcats' success this season has set the team's bar high for expectations. Before clinching a spot in the playoffs, the team went on a 10-game winning streak — one of the longest since 2...

Chico State claims first place in 9th straight win

Kevin Lucena

February 10, 2015

In a battle of first place teams, the Chico State men’s basketball team beat Cal Poly Pomona to claim first place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association conference as their own. The game took place before a packed house in Acker Gym as the Wildcats improved to 16-5 overall and 13-3 in conference, winning 60-52 over the Bronco...

Chico State holds top spot in conference

Point Guard, Robert Duncan, maneuvering around the UCSD defense. Photo credit: Gustavo Ornelas

Breanna Barnard

February 7, 2015

The Chico State men's basketball team sealed their fifth win at home by beating UC San Diego on Friday, with a final score of 72-64. The Tritons who were number two in the conference standings gave the Cats' competition to defend their spot. The first half started with an immediate foul by the ...

Chico State wins seven straight

Point Guard, Jalen McFarren, making defenders struggle as he dribbles down the court. Photo credit: Gustavo Ornelas

Kevin Lucena

February 1, 2015

The Chico State men's basketball team picked up their seventh straight win over Cal State Dominguez Hills at Acker Gym Saturday night, with a final score of 67-57.With the win, Chico State now sits at 14-5 overall and 11-3 in the California Collegiate Athletic Asociation. What was a four-way tie for f...

Wildcats extends their win streak to six

Chico State's Mike Rosaroso being guarded by Los Angeles State's Chris Martin on Jan 30. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

January 31, 2015

The Wildcats held off a late serge from Cal State L.A. to extend their win streak to six with a final score of 64-59. The 'Cats went up early in the first half and never let the lead go. Going into halftime the Wildcats led 33-21. Cal State L.A. came roaring back in the second half, actually outscoring Chico Stat...

Wildcats bounce back from defeat

Chico State women's basketball team lining up for the national anthem. Photo credit: George Johnston

Lars Gustafson

January 25, 2015

After a tough loss against Cal State East Bay, the Chico State women’s basketball team rebounded and beat the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters 68-53 in Monterey on Saturday night. Both junior forward Brooke Bowen and senior guard Annie Ward had a career night leading the team with 19 points each. Ward went...

Wildcats winning streak ends against Cal State East Bay

Chico State's Hannah Womack shoots over San Francisco State's guard Jasmine Flanagan on Jan. 14. Photo credit: Catalina Friz

Matthew Vislosky

January 24, 2015

The Chico State women's basketball team failed to extend its winning streak to three on Friday, losing to Cal State East Bay with a final score of 75-56.Cal State East Bay brought the offensive pressure from the start, jumping out to a 9-1 lead within the first three minutes of the game. Chico State's senior guard...

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