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...

Giddings thrives in 1st season with Wildcat basketball

Junior center Tanner Giddings takes a jump shot over a Cal State L.A. defender at Acker Gym on Jan. 30. Giddings was a transfer student from Fresno State and will be returning to play with the Wildcats next season during his senior year. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Julie Ortega

April 4, 2015

Fresno State transfer and men's basketball team center Tanner Giddings went from batting baseballs to making dunks. Initially a baseball player in his youth, Giddings' mother signed him up for the basketball team after the father of a teammate convinced her. It was during fourth grade when he began to pl...

‘Cats pass Gators in triple overtime

Point Guard Jalen McFerren getting ready to attack against a San Francisco State defender Photo credit: Gustavo Ornelas

Breanna Barnard

January 17, 2015

The Chico State men's basketball team won at home in a competitive match up against San Francisco State on Friday night, with a final score of 61-59. Junior center Tanner Giddings was taken down to the ground in the last second of the first half, but he was able to finish the game with no serious injuries. Giddings f...

Wildcat basketball turns 100

A display case in front of the Chico State men's basketball team's office inside Acker Gym highlights awards and memorabilia. Photo credit: John Domogma

Nick Reddy

December 13, 2014

Coming off its best season in history, the Chico State men’s basketball team has another reason to shoot for a return to the NCAA Elite Eight this year: The 2014-2015 season marks the 100th year in the program’s existence.“This season is a celebration of one of the longest running college basket...

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