The Orion

Wildcats come back strong

Chico State takes on Cal State San Marcos in Acker Gym.

Arrow VanAbrams

February 14, 2020

Coming off a heartbreaking loss to UC San Diego, the Chico State men’s basketball team returned to the court strong with a 79-73 win over California State University, San Marcos in Acker Gym on Saturday Feb. 8.  The Wildcats were recovering from a tough loss in arguably the biggest game o...

Block party: Justin Briggs makes history while Wildcats drop one to UCSD

Justin Briggs sets the Chico State record for 154 total blocks.

Matthew Wreden

February 7, 2020

With eight minutes left in the first half, Justin Briggs was at the top of the key coming off a pick and roll when he switched to guard UC San Diego standout guard, Tyrell Roberts. Roberts drove to the rack to try and put a layup on the 6 foot 10 inch senior forward - big mistake. Briggs easily s...

Wildcats come out victorious in their ninth straight

Chico State Wildcats take on the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles in Acker Gym.

Alex Martin

January 26, 2020

Chico State men’s basketball put on a show in Acker Gym on Saturday night as they beat the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles by a score of 87-62. This led the Wildcats to their ninth straight victory. Junior Malik Duffy was the leading scorer for Chico State as he scored 21 points in the game ...

Consistent defense and free throws – crucial for a win

The tip-off begins the game between Chico State and Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Nicolas Espino

January 24, 2020

     Second-chance opportunities prove to be the difference as junior Malik Duffy led the Chico State men’s basketball team to an 85-76 victory over the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros on Thursday night.       Duffy got off to a hot start and was perfect from the free-throw line in his...

Men’s basketball wins fourth straight while getting revenge

Calvin Geraci had four points on the night against Cal State San Bernadino Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Brandon Downs

February 15, 2019

Chico State men's basketball team got revenge against Cal State San Bernadino with an 11 point victory Thursday night. The Coyotes beat the Wildcats 88-72 back in January, so the Wildcats have been looking forward to Thursday's game for weeks. "I told my teammates we owe these guys revenge, you...

Chico State men’s basketball falls short in heartbreaking fashion

Chico State looks to rebound the ball against Stanislaus State in this archived photo. Photo credit: Keelie Lewis

Wesley Harris

December 17, 2018

Chico State fails to complete its second half surge to overcome a 17-point deficit. Humboldt State converted a final second tip in off a miss to overcome the Wildcats by a score of 55-53. Chico State went to Humboldt State confidently after getting into a rhythm in its last two victories. The solid d...

Chico State men’s basketball prevails in second consecutive home win

Kevin Warren and Isaiah Brooks operating the Chico State offense against Cal State East Bay on Saturday. Photo credit: Wesley Harris

Wesley Harris

December 9, 2018

Chico State found their groove in their second consecutive win over Cal State East Bay. The tenacious defense from the Wildcats left East Bay flustered. Chico continued their unselfish play, finding ways to score from nearly everyone who got playing time. Chico State finally got their feet under them in th...

Chico State men’s basketball cruises in first win of the season

Chico State guard Nate Ambrosini gets ready to toss the ball in against Stanislaus State on Thursday night. Photo credit: Keelie Lewis

Wesley Harris

December 7, 2018

Chico State men's basketball earned their first win of the season in their home opener versus Stanislaus State with a ton to build off of. The Wildcats flipped the story of their cold spell shooting the ball and pieced together a complete game together on the defensive end.Chico State entered Thursday ...

Wildcats struggle for open shots in loss to San Francisco State

Sophomore Justin Briggs avoids defense and finds an open shot in a Chico's playoff matchup against Cal State San Bernardino last season in this archived image. Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Wesley Harris

December 2, 2018

Chico State men's basketball labored for open gaps in Saturday’s 65-49 loss to San Francisco State. This would only be the second game of the season for the Wildcats after having their first five games cancelled due to the Campfire. Chico State entered San Francisco after falling to UC San Diego...

‘Cats dominate the Warriors at home

Mcferren dribbles down the court, looking to make a play for his team. - Photo courtesy of Jalen Mcferren

Patrick Pace

November 28, 2017

The Chico State men's basketball team won their first California Collegiate Athletic Association game of the season against Stanislaus State by a score of 73-59. The Wildcats controlled the game from start-to-finish. The game started off with the Wildcats behind 0-4, but three pointers by senior guard Cor...

Wildcats defeat Lumberjacks 77-67

Isaiah Ellis had a season-high 22 points to lead the Wildcats past the Humboldt State Lumberjacks. Photo credit: Andy Wilhelm

Terren Pouncy

November 19, 2017

Despite the stigma of Humboldt State being difficult to play against and their incredibly loud arena, the Chico State Wildcats defeated the Lumberjacks by 10 points. The final score was 77-67. With Saturday’s win, the Wildcats improve to a 2-1 overall.Center Isaiah Ellis scored a total of 22 p...

Corey Silverstrom dominates the hardwood and the gaming world

Silverstrom celebrates with his teammates after winning the NCAA West Region title. Photo credit: Andy Wilhelm

Patrick Pace

November 6, 2017

Basketball isn't Corey Silverstrom's only aptitude. Silverstrom is also a professional gamer, which is something most people do not know about. Silverstrom, also known as “Legggit," within the competitive gaming community is a member of Team Vendetta. Silverstrom and his team have competed in M...

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