The Orion

Wildcats manhandle Coyotes, off to Sweet 16

Sergio Sanchez

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






mensbasketball101 (800x597).jpg

Rashad Parker looks to score against Seattle Pacific University earlier this season. Orion file photo.

For the first time the Chico State men’s basketball team reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Championship Tournament after defeating Cal State San Bernardino 94-77.

The ‘Cats had split the regular season series with the Coyotes. Saturday night would be the third meeting between the two teams and it was dominated by Chico State.

The ‘Cats scored more points Saturday night than they ever have the past six seasons. It was an offensive explosion with Chico State shooting a mere 68.97% in the first-half and 65.38% the second-half.

Rashad Parker, Amir Carraway and Jordan Semple had 21 points apiece. While Sean Park, Giordano Estrada and Jordan Barton had 8 points as well.

The Coyotes lead early in the game when the score was 8-7 at the 16:35 mark. After that, Chico State would never trail for the rest of the game. Cal State San Bernardino ended the half on a 9-1 run and Chico State would keep the lead 49-41.

The ‘Cats came out for the second-half on a mission to win the game. Carraway scored the first eight points for Chico State and from that point on, the Coyotes would trail by ten or more points for the rest of the game. The biggest lead for Chico State was by 20 when the score reached 77-57.

Chico State improved to 24-7 and will face Cal State Stanislaus, a team it faced in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament finale and lost. The game will be on Monday at 7 p.m. in San Bernardino with a trip the Elite Eight on the line.

Sergio Sanchez can be reached at [email protected] or
@sergechez on Twitter

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Wildcats manhandle Coyotes, off to Sweet 16

    Baseball

    Spring brings success for Chico State athletics

  • Wildcats manhandle Coyotes, off to Sweet 16

    Basketball

    From Chico to Eurasia: Silverstrom continuing basketball career with Armenian national team

  • Wildcats manhandle Coyotes, off to Sweet 16

    Basketball

    With Curry back, Golden State Warriors ready to attack in 2018 playoffs

  • Wildcats manhandle Coyotes, off to Sweet 16

    Basketball

    Studs and duds of round one in the NBA playoffs

  • Wildcats manhandle Coyotes, off to Sweet 16

    Basketball

    Top 5 moments in the first week of NBA playoffs 2018

  • Wildcats manhandle Coyotes, off to Sweet 16

    Basketball

    Chico State athletics and alcohol don’t mix

  • Wildcats manhandle Coyotes, off to Sweet 16

    Basketball

    1-16 upset tops March Madness upsets as Villanova takes home National Championship

  • Wildcats manhandle Coyotes, off to Sweet 16

    Basketball

    March has brought the madness once again

  • Wildcats manhandle Coyotes, off to Sweet 16

    Basketball

    Chico State basketball admired for coaching prestige

  • Wildcats manhandle Coyotes, off to Sweet 16

    Baseball

    Yoga proving to be the newest hit for Chico State athletics

X
The student news site of California State University, Chico
Wildcats manhandle Coyotes, off to Sweet 16