The Orion

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 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...

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...

Chico honors alum after years of dedication

Reischling officiating University of Oregon basketball match. Photo courtesy of Mark Reischling.

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

October 16, 2018

Chico State alumni Mark Reischling is a man of many talents, known for being a college athlete, coach, mentor and basketball official. All attributes that earned him the Hall of Fame Committee’s Mac Martin Award on Sept. 22, 2018, being only the fourth person to ever receive this award.The Mac Marti...

Branham and McFerren lead Chico State basketball to first round playoff victories

Guard Madison Wong dribbles the ball up the court in Chico State's first round playoff matchup against Cal State LA. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Austin Schreiber

February 28, 2018

It was an exciting night for Chico State basketball, as both the men and women emerged victorious in the first round of the playoffs.The women defeated Cal State Los Angeles by a score of 78-62, and the men defeated Cal State San Bernardino by a score of 84-63.The two games were higlighted by dominant...

In Chico over break? Support your Wildcats basketball

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Justin Couchot

December 13, 2017

As many know, Chico is a quiet, much slower paced and what some could say boring place for students between the time of Winter finals finishing and the start of Spring semester. All regular season games are free with a student ID making it a fun, free hangout and a way to go support your fellow Wildcats. Here's...

Duncan is leaving his legacy

Photo credit: Jordan Rodrigues

Carlos Islas

March 7, 2017

Everyone’s dream is to leave their mark on history, but very few, if ever, get the opportunity to do so. In sports the opportunity is always present but it is up to the athlete to leave their mark in one way or another, whether it be by winning championships or breaking records. Chico State senior...

Men’s basketball remains perfect at home

Junior guard Jalen McFerren shoots free throws during a Wildcats home game. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Gabriel Moreno

December 10, 2016

A double-double by junior guard Jalen McFerren Dec. 9 snagged the Wildcats a 96-73 win over Humboldt State.The team's competed for the 200th time, but the 23 point win was the largest margin between them in over 20 years. Chico State improved its overall season record to 8-2 and conference record to...

Wildcats win home opener

Junior guard Isaiah Ellis gets set in the paint and looks for a pass during a Wildcats home game. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Kenta Mcafee

November 23, 2016

A barrage from behind the arc lifted the Chico State men's basketball team over Stanislaus State Nov. 22 in the Wildcats first home game.Junior guard Jalen McFerren was a reliable scorer for the Wildcats. He drained three shots from outside and finished with 13 points in the game. McFerren led the t...

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