The Orion

Wildcats rally to win the first home playoff game

Isaiah Brooks dribbles the ball down court in round one of the CCAA playoffs.

Matthew Wreden

March 5, 2020

The Wildcats escaped with a crucial win at Acker Gym Tuesday night as they took down the Stanislaus State Warriors by a score 75-73 in overtime. It was a back and forth battle throughout game one of the CCAA playoffs with the Wildcats trailing most of the night. Quite possibly the most nail biting ...

Wildcats display their resilience

The Wildcats huddle before the game against Sonoma State.

Arrow VanAbrams

February 23, 2020

The Chico State men’s basketball team (20-6) fought through a shaky first half to beat the Sonoma State Seawolves (5-20) 77-58 in the last regular season home game of the year on Saturday Feb. 22.  Fans and players alike came together to honor the lone senior of the Wildcats, center Justin Bri...

Victory allows Wildcats to clinch a home playoff game

Calvin Geraci jumps high and takes a shot while a Gator defender goes up in attempt to block.

Matthew Wreden

February 21, 2020

The Chico State men’s basketball team locked up a first-round home game in the CCAA tournament after defeating the San Francisco State Gators by 80-69 Thursday night in Acker Gym. The Wildcats (19-6) were in a battle at the start of the game. The ball was going back and forth between the two team...

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 swa...

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...

Chico State not taken lightly against the University of Arizona

Wesley Harris

November 4, 2019

Chico State basketball surprised Arizona’s 13,000 fans in Friday night’s exhibition battle against the 17 ranked program in division one. Chico State had University of Arizona on the ropes, holding the lead until early in the second half.“Being a division two school going up agains...

Men’s basketball new look ready for a deep run

Justin Briggs dunking in Acker Gym. Photo credit: Wesley Harris

Wesley Harris

October 27, 2019

The Chico State community was provided with their first chance to see the men’s basketball team Saturday in the annual Cardinal vs. White scrimmage. Though it was just an in house scrimmage, it was an opportunity to see exactly the new identity the team has after a rocky and strange season last ye...

How athletes deal with their worst nightmare-injuries

Alexandria Tucker has returned to competing while Brennan Wheeler (left) and Derek Morton (right) are still in the recovery process. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

March 13, 2019

As an athlete, the most important thing you can do is to keep your body well-maintained throughout the season. But with sports being as unpredictable as they are, injuries can occur in the blink of an eye.“You put all this time and effort into things just like writing a paper and the word docu...

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 ...

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