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‘Cats finish regular season with a loss

Sophomore Isaiah Ellis runs back on defense in a game against Cal Poly Pomona. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Kenta Mcafee

February 29, 2016

Sophomore forward Isaiah Ellis was unable to lead his team to a win over the Cal State L.A. Eagles, despite his three dunks and 23 points, as the 'Cats lost 64-65 on Feb. 27, in LA.This is the 12th game in a row that Ellis has proven himself to be a leader in the Wildcat offense, by scoring at least ...

‘Cats clinch second straight CCAA title

The men's basketball team lines up during the National Anthem in a game against Cal Poly Pomona.

Patrick Pace

February 27, 2016

Sophomore Tyler Harris scored a team high 13 points for the men's basketball team in their conference-clinching 64-57 victory against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros on Feb. 25 at home. On a night where starting sophomore point guard Jalen McFerren was ill, the Wildcats needed the next man to...

Men’s basketball rebounds from Friday’s loss

Sophomore Jalen McFerren takes a shot against Cal State Stanislaus while junior Robert Duncan looks for the rebound. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Patrick Pace

February 23, 2016

The Chico State men's basketball team bounced back from a disappointing loss the night before to beat the Humboldt State Lumberjacks 82-74 on Saturday, Feb. 20.The win puts the Wildcats at 21-4 on the season and 15-3 in conference play. The team is still in first place in the CCAA standings, with UC S...

Men’s basketball team wins in overtime and crushes record

Men's basketball team wins in overtime and crushes record

Esther Briggs

February 16, 2016

The Chico State men's basketball team took on the San Bernardino Coyotes hoping to be the second team in over 100 years to win 20 of their 23 games. After regulation, the Wildcats and Coyotes were tied at 73-73, but in overtime it was the 'Cats that pulled ahead to a 91-79 win at Coussoulis Arena on...

Men’s basketball team wins thriller to extend their streak

Sophomore guard Corey Silverstrom attacks the defense against Cal State Stanislaus on Jan. 30. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Patrick Pace

February 7, 2016

The Chico State men's basketball team won its sixth consecutive CCAA game against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters, 72-68 on Saturday, Feb. 6. The win puts the team at an outstanding 18-3, with a 12-2 record in conference play, good for second place behind UC San Diego.The Otters started off strong in th...

Ellis leads men’s basketball team to fifth straight win

Junior guard Robert Duncan looks to pass in a game against Cal State Stanislaus on Jan. 30. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Kenta Mcafee

February 6, 2016

The Chico State men’s basketball team was able to extend its win streak to five, and bring its overall record to 17-3, after a 64-56 victory over the Cal State East Bay Pioneers at home on Friday, Feb. 6. The win brings Chico State’s conference record to 11-2, and their home game win streak to...

Men’s basketball team wins fourth straight game

Sophomore Isaigh Ellis goes for the lay up against the Cal State Satanislaus defense at home on Jan. 30. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

January 31, 2016

The Chico State men's basketball team was able to bring their winning streak to four, and bring their overall record to 16-3, after a 85-50 victory over the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors at home on Saturday, Jan 30. The win brings Chico State's conference record to 10-2, and their home game win strea...

Chico State junior getting national attention in breakout season

Robert Duncan, a junior at Chico State. is one of the top players on the basketball team. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

January 27, 2016

It’s been a long and hard-fought journey for junior guard Robert Duncan. Going from high school, to the Air Force, to red shirting his freshman year, Duncan started from the bottom and now he’s here. Leading the Chico State men’s basketball team in assists (4.1), rebounds (5.9), scoring (15.9)...

Men’s basketball team stays hot over winter break

Senior center Tanner Giddings jumps for the opening tip. Photo credit: Caio Calado

January 24, 2016

While most students were home for the break, the men's basketball team was busy defending their home court with five consecutive wins in Acker Gym. The team holds a record of 15-3 overall, and 9-2 in conference. Over the break, the Wildcats succeeded in winning six of their eight games, and have had...

Men’s basketball team beats Cal State San Marcos 83-82

Senior forward Drew Kitchens looks for a pass to senior center Tanner Giddings. Photo credit: John Domogma

December 13, 2015

In a thrilling neck-and-neck game that was decided by a half-court buzzer beater, the Chico State men’s basketball team defeated the Cal State San Marcos Cougars 83-82 at home after trailing the entire game on Dec. 12. It seemed like the game was over when the Cougars’ Darnell Taylor made...

Men’s basketball team beats Academy of Art 81-67

Junior guard Robert Duncan put up an astounding 29 points against the Academy of Art on Nov. 24. Orion file photo.

December 1, 2015

The Chico State men's basketball team remains undefeated on the young season with a 81-67 win over the Academy of Art University on Nov. 24 in San Francisco. The team improves to 3-0 heading into the Carl's Jr. Mac Martin Invitational on Nov. 27. First period- Sophomore guard Robert Duncan would open up the scoring wi...

Wildcats out of NCAA Tournament

Senior guard Mike Rosaroso shooting against a Cal Poly Pomona defender on Feb. 7. Photo credit: Gustavo Ornelas

Lars Gustafson

March 15, 2015

The Chico State men’s basketball team's season came to an end on Friday night with a loss to the California Baptist Lancers, 67-61. It was a close game with three Wildcat seniors finishing a four-year run at the NCAA tournament. Seniors Jordan Barton, Mike Rosaroso, and Jordan Semple combined for 92 win...

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