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Calvin Geraci jumps high and takes a shot while a Gator defender goes up in attempt to block.

Victory allows Wildcats to clinch a home playoff game

Matthew Wreden // February 21, 2020

The Chico State men’s basketball team locked up a first-round home game in the CCAA tournament after defeating the San Francisco State Gators by 80-69 Thursday night in Acker Gym. The Wildcats (19-6)...

Senior Brooke Bowen elevates to take a shot over her opponent. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Wildcats bid a farewell to lone senior

Gabriella Bermudez // March 8, 2016

After a disappointing season resulting in a conference record of 5-15 and an overall record of 10-16, the Chico State's women's basketball team says goodbye to much more than a chance at the CCAA tournament.Get...

Head coach Greg Clink designs a play in the CCAA playoffs against Cal State L.A. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Coach Clink: Recruiting winners, making champions

Lars Gustafson // March 7, 2016

They say “Once a Chico State Wildcat, always a Chico State Wildcat.” Chico State men’s basketball head coach Greg Clink lives the popular motto to the max as a former player turned head coach...

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

‘Cats clinch second straight CCAA title

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...

Sophomore Natalie Valenzuela waits for a pass from her teammate in a game on Feb. 19. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Wildcats extend kind gesture to injured player

Gabriella Bermudez // February 27, 2016

Visiting senior Monay Lee was commended during the Feb. 25 home game by receiving the honor of scoring the first basket after enduring her season-ending injury of a torn ACL. At the end of the game however,...

Junior Tyler Prange (left) and senior Tanner Giddings (right) in games against Cal Poly Pomona on Feb. 19. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Basketball teams push toward playoffs

Kenta Mcafee // February 25, 2016

As the Chico State men's basketball team contends for the top spot in the CCAA, the women's team needs everything to fall in place to make it to the playoffs. MenThe men's team has an overall record of...

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

Men’s basketball rebounds from Friday’s loss

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...

Sports writer Gabriella Bermudez

Men or women, we are all Wildcats

Gabriella Bermudez // February 18, 2016

When watching the Chico State men's basketball team face off against Cal State East Bay on Feb. 5, I was overwhelmed by how loud and encouraging the crowd was. The stands were filled with exuberant Wildcats...

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...

Sophomore Jalen McFerren calls for the ball in a game against Cal State East Bay. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Men’s basketball team elevated to first in CCAA

Kenta Mcafee // February 16, 2016

The Chico State men’s basketball team extended its win streak to seven, and brought its overall record to 19-3, and their conference record to 13-3, after a 76-71 victory over the UC San Diego Tritons...

Sophomore Whitney Branham inbounds the ball against Cal State East Bay in a game on Feb. 5. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Women’s basketball team falls short on the road

Gabriella Bermudez // February 15, 2016

The Chico State women's basketball team suffered a frustrating loss against the UC San Diego Tritons, 47-68, on Feb. 12 in La Jolla.The loss drops the 'Cats overall record to 10-11 and 5-10 in conference...

Freshman Irie Stokes defends against an attacking defender. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Women’s basketball team rebounds in dominant fashion

Gabriella Bermudez // February 7, 2016

The Chico State women's basketball team controlled the court against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters both in rebounds and free throw percentage leading them to a victory of 60-36 on Feb. 6.The win brought...

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