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 ...

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 rally late but not enough to overcome a sloppy start

Chico State men's basketball setting up defensive play against Cal Poly Pomona. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Ricardo Tovar

December 9, 2019

Chico State men's basketball came into Saturday's game hot, riding a four-game win streak and a big win against the up until then undefeated University of San Diego on Thursday. Their grand start to the season was put to the test against Cal Poly Pomona, who was also on a four-game winning streak.Both teams cam...

Men’s basketball loses to Dominguez Hills, but playoff hopes are still alive

Nate Ambrosini waiting for the action to come his way against Cal State East Bay on Jan. 8, 2019. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Matthew Ferreira

February 24, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats men’s basketball team lost their game against Cal State University Dominguez Hills on Saturday by a score of 73-64.The game was competitive throughout but Dominguez Hills was able to pull away with a 38 point second half.The Wildcats were on the right track at the start of ...

Ball security an issue in loss against CSU Los Angeles

Josh Lavergne shoots free-throws against Humboldt State on Feb. 2, 2019. 
Image credit: Jessica Bartlett/University Photographer.

Matthew Ferreira

February 22, 2019

The Wildcats men’s basketball team lost their game Thursday night to the Cal State University of Los Angeles by a score of 69-57. With the playoffs nearing and a potential spot for the Wildcats still a possibility the team knew that this game was as close to a must-win scenario as it gets.Unfortunately for Chico...

Wildcats shame Warriors on Alumni Weekend

Malik Duffy shooting a three against Humboldt State at Acker Gymnasium. Image credit: Chico State Sports Information

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 10, 2019

Chico State came in ready to extend their winning streak on the road when they faced California State University, Stanislaus Saturday night. “We knew this was a big game because the win would help us for playoff seeding in the conference tournament so we really needed to be focused on the game plan,”...

Wildcats send Lucky Loggers packing

Marvin Timothy slams the ball in against Humboldt State Saturday night. Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 3, 2019

Unfair calls and Humboldt State's aggressive defense was what Chico State faced Saturday night at Acker Gymnasium. It showed what the team was truly capable of as the Wildcats gutted out a 67-65 win over the Lucky Loggers. “Everyone stepped up, everyone played well it wasn’t a one person shine,”...

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...

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