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Ellis leads men’s basketball team to fifth straight win

Ellis leads men’s basketball team to fifth straight win

Kenta Mcafee

February 6, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State men’s basketball team was able to extend its win streak to five, and bring its overall record to 17-3, after a 64-56 victory over the Cal State East Bay Pioneers at home on Friday, Feb. 6. The win brings Chico State’s conference record to 11-2, and their home game win streak to...

Women’s basketball team hits bump in the road over break

Women’s basketball team hits bump in the road over break

January 26, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

With a conference record of just 3-8, and an overall record of 8-9, the Chico State women's basketball team has struggled to snap its losing streaks. Although the women's basketball team has been unable to find its stride and break into a winning streak, several players have attempted to take on the bu...

Wildcats catch fire early in game against Simpson University

Wildcats catch fire early in game against Simpson University

January 24, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball team won its second game in a row beating Simpson University 78-62, Jan. 23 in Acker Gym. It was the first time the two non-conference teams have ever faced each other, and the Wildcats left their mark all over this game. The win boosts Chico State's record to 8-9 o...

Men’s basketball team beats Simpson University 68-55 in Mac Martin Invitational

Men’s basketball team beats Simpson University 68-55 in Mac Martin Invitational

December 3, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State men’s basketball team won 68-55 against Simpson University in the Carl’s Jr. Mac Martin Invitational on Nov 28. The win improves the Wildcats record to 4-1. The game featured the first career double-double and career-best 13 rebounds for sophomore forward Isaiah Ellis. First hal...

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

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

December 1, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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 wi...

Mike Baca: Voice of the Wildcats

Mike Baca: Voice of the Wildcats

James Groh

February 9, 2015


Filed under Sports

Since he was 5, Mike Baca, Chico State’s basketball and baseball broadcaster, knew he was going to be a sports announcer.Even at an early age, he would turn down the volume of Warriors games, turn on the cassette recorder and tape himself talking over the plays, Baca said. “It was like tunnel vision,” he said.Baca has been covering Ch...

Wildcats tied atop conference with another win on the road

Kevin Lucena

January 29, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men’s basketball team turned what was a three-point game at the half into a 78-56 victory on the road over Cal State Monterey Bay, using a lockdown defensive effort in the second half.The Wildcats remain tied atop the California Collegiate Athletic Association standings at 9-3, with the win. It ...

‘Cats Topple Cal State East Bay

‘Cats Topple Cal State East Bay

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

January 24, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats picked up right where they left off as they beat Cal State East Bay, 56-44 on Friday night. The 'Cats quickly jumped out to a 19-4 lead midway through the first half and never looked back. They came out of the locker room a little sloppy in the second half, turning the ball over four times, but the Pioneers could...

Chico State win in overtime against Seawolves

Chico State win in overtime against Seawolves

Julie Ortega

January 20, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After Fridays night's victory against San Francisco State, the Chico State women's basketball team faced Sonoma State and got their second victory in a row with a final score of 63-56 on Saturday. From the start of the game it seemed like Sonoma State had control, scoring first and making the Wildc...

Wildcat basketball turns 100

Wildcat basketball turns 100

Nick Reddy

December 13, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Coming off its best season in history, the Chico State men’s basketball team has another reason to shoot for a return to the NCAA Elite Eight this year: The 2014-2015 season marks the 100th year in the program’s existence.“This season is a celebration of one of the longest running college basket...

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