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Wildcats manhandle Coyotes, off to Sweet 16

Wildcats manhandle Coyotes, off to Sweet 16

Sergio Sanchez

March 16, 2014


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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 dominate...

’Cats roll over Toros in tournament

’Cats roll over Toros in tournament

benjamin marquez

March 15, 2014


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The Wildcats got its revenge Friday against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros with a first round 90-70 tournament victory.After being knocked out by the Toros in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament last week, the ’Cats were able to bounce back in the NCAA Championship ...

Chico State tops Cal Baptist in first round

Chico State tops Cal Baptist in first round

Sergio Sanchez

March 15, 2014


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The opening game of the NCAA Championship Tournament West Regional for the Chico State men's basketball team would end with a 77-71 victory over Cal Baptist.The 'Cats would be tested from the opening tip-off as the defense for Chico State did not play to its potential the first half.Cal Baptist shot 44.83% from the field...

Women’s basketball team drops semi-final matchup

Women’s basketball team drops semi-final matchup

benjamin marquez

March 9, 2014


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The Chico State women's basketball team lost 64-52 Friday to Cal State Dominguez Hills in the semi-finals of the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship tournament. In the first half, the 'Cats were rolling on all cylinders up 31-21 at halftime. In the second half, the problems started to pop up. With 15 minutes left in th...

Chico State drops championship game against Cal State Stanislaus

Chico State drops championship game against Cal State Stanislaus

Sergio Sanchez

March 9, 2014


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The third time would not be a charm for the Chico State men's basketball team as it lost to Cal State Stanislaus, 82-70, in the final game of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament.It was the first loss for the 'Cats this season where the team was defeated by double digits. F...

’Cats conquer Broncos, off to championship finals

’Cats conquer Broncos, off to championship finals

Sergio Sanchez

March 8, 2014


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History would not repeat itself as the Chico State men's basketball team defeated Cal Poly Pomona 77-73 for the first time in two seasons in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament semifinals.The victory Friday sent the 'Cats to its third straight CCAA Championship Tournament finals ga...

’Cats defeat Gators, advance to semifinals

’Cats defeat Gators, advance to semifinals

Sergio Sanchez

March 7, 2014


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The Chico State men's basketball team began the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament with a 78-66 victory over San Francisco State.The first game of the tournament did not start how the 'Cats had hoped. Chico State was held to a season-low 25 points in the first half and trailed the...

Basketball seniors reflect on time as Wildcats

Basketball seniors reflect on time as Wildcats

Sergio Sanchez

March 5, 2014


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Men's basketballGiordano EstradaGiordano Estrada is second in assists for Chico State, averaging 2.4 per game. He averaged 10.1 points per game this season. Estrada scored in double figures for the 'Cats in 14 games this season.Most memorable part about being a Wildcat: "It's my first year here and what I'll remember is the sense of brotherho...

Basketball teams play into postseason

Basketball teams play into postseason

Greg Silvia

March 5, 2014


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The Chico State basketball program is poised to make a deep run in the postseason, starting with the California Collegiate Athletic Association conference tournament this weekend in Ontario, Calif. Women’s The Wildcats head into the CCAA tournament on a winning note, picking up a huge victory S...

Cal Poly Pomona spoils senior night

Cal Poly Pomona spoils senior night

Sergio Sanchez

March 2, 2014


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In the final game of the regular season Chico State would have its senior night crashed by Cal Poly Pomona as the Broncos defeated the 'Cats 69-66.Chico State entered the night on a six-game winning streak and prior to the game honored seniors Giordano Estrada, Rashad Parker, Amir Carraway and Nate Appel as it would be their final g...

Women win final game of regular season

Women win final game of regular season

benjamin marquez

March 2, 2014


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The Chico State women's basketball team knocked down the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos Saturday 63-61. In the first half, the 'Cats controlled the tempo and cruised to a 29-24 lead at halftime. In the second half, things intensified as both teams traded baskets, but the Wildcats stood tall and knocked off the top ranked broncos 63-61. Leading...

’Cats cut down Lumberjacks Friday night

’Cats cut down Lumberjacks Friday night

Sergio Sanchez

March 1, 2014


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In the second to last regular season game Friday night, the Chico State men's basketball team chopped down rival Humboldt State Lumberjacks 81-73. It was a game that lived up to the rivalry. The Lumberjacks kept the game close most of the night. Chico State's biggest lead was by 13 points in th...

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