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...

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 struggles defensively in CCAA opener

Isaiah Brooks brings the ball up the floor against Stanislaus State. Photo credit: Wesley Harris

Wesley Harris

November 23, 2019

Chico State men’s basketball exciting start would not prevail in their home California Collegiate Athletic Association opener Thursday night. Defense is normally something the Wildcats can hang their hat on, but they could not stop the bleeding late into the matchup. “We got to come in e...

Love and support for five honored basketball players

Left to right: Mckena Barker, Madison Wong, Shay Stark, Isaiah Brooks, Malik Duffy Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Brandon Downs

March 18, 2019

Despite both teams missing the playoffs, five Chico State basketball players received recognition from the California Collegiate Athletic Association coaches for their hard work and success this season.The All-CCAA honors are broken down into three categories, with the division's brightest 10 stars ...

The twisted turns of the men’s basketball season

Chico State and Humboldt State jump ball to start their game on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Acker Gym. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

March 13, 2019

The men’s basketball team faced a roller coaster ride of a season, ending up ranked 22 in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II West Region.The record for the season was 8-14 in conference, 6-5 at home, 3-9 away and 9-14 overall.“The resilience within the team with losing...

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 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 fall to number one ranked UC San Diego

Senior Marvin Timothy dunks the ball against UC San Diego, Thursday night at Acker Gymnasium. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Noah Andrews

January 25, 2019

Home court advantage didn't help much last night as the Chico State Wildcats fell to UC San Diego 78-57, adding to their consecutive loss streak now at four games. From the outset, Chico struggled to string stops together, allowing the Tritons to convert 60.7 percent of their looks from the field...

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