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

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

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

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


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

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 with a three-pointer that gave Chico State the lead and the team would never look back. Midway through the period, the Wildcats would have a six-point lead over the Academy of Art. With just under seven minutes left, a layup by junior Drew Kitchens increased the ‘Cats’ lead 30-17. By the end of the period, the Wildcats would have a 41-30 lead.

Second period– Despite a game that featured 23 Wildcat turnovers, the team would increase its lead to 51-36 with 15 minutes left in the game. The Academy of Art would chip away at Chico State’s lead until it was down to six with two and a half minutes left in the game. The ‘Cats would finish strong, ending the game on a 11-3 run to take the game 81-67.

Top Scorers

Robert Duncan- 29 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists

Jalen McFerren- 10 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists

Drew Kitchens- 11 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist

Nick Martinez-Esquibel can be reached at [email protected] or @THENickMartinez on Twitter.

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