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’Cats begin Elite Eight Wednesday

’Cats begin Elite Eight Wednesday

Sergio Sanchez

March 26, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men’s basketball team defeated Cal State Stanislaus on March 17 to play in its first NCAA Division II Championship Tournament Elite Eight game in school history at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 in Evansville, Ind. It was the first Sweet 16 appearance in Chico State men’s basketball his...

Basketball coach reaches 100-win milestone

Basketball coach reaches 100-win milestone

Sergio Sanchez

March 25, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The 11th head coach in the 99-year history of Chico State men’s basketball became the first to win 100 games in his first six seasons. He does not look at those 100 wins as anything special or as a goal he could have accomplished without the help of his staff and team, said head coach Greg Clink....

Comeback ’Cats heading to Elite Eight

Comeback ’Cats heading to Elite Eight

Sergio Sanchez

March 17, 2014


Filed under Basketball, News

History was made once again Monday night as Chico State defeated Cal State Stanislaus 81-80 and advanced to its first Elite Eight. The 'Cats trailed the entire game until there were only 1.9 seconds remaining and Amir Carraway would hit the two biggest free-throws of his career thus far.Cal State Stanisla...

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 14, 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


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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 8, 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...

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