The Orion

Senior celebrates Senior Night from the bleachers

Senior Drew Kitchens protects the ball in a game against Cal State L.A. last season. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Kenta Mcafee

April 4, 2016

Having your name called, followed by a standing ovation and being surrounded by your fellow seniors is the reason athletes dream of Senior Night. As senior guard Drew Kitchens watched his teammates celebrate with their families from a seat on the bleachers, he realized it would only remain a dream...

Coach Clink: Recruiting winners, making champions

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

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 for the 'Cats. Twenty-four years ago, Clink was in his first year as a player for the men’s basketball...

Men’s basketball team beats Cal State San Marcos 83-82

Senior forward Drew Kitchens looks for a pass to senior center Tanner Giddings. Photo credit: John Domogma

December 13, 2015

In a thrilling neck-and-neck game that was decided by a half-court buzzer beater, the Chico State men’s basketball team defeated the Cal State San Marcos Cougars 83-82 at home after trailing the entire game on Dec. 12. It seemed like the game was over when the Cougars’ Darnell Taylor made...

Wildcats out of NCAA Tournament

Senior guard Mike Rosaroso shooting against a Cal Poly Pomona defender on Feb. 7. Photo credit: Gustavo Ornelas

Lars Gustafson

March 15, 2015

The Chico State men’s basketball team's season came to an end on Friday night with a loss to the California Baptist Lancers, 67-61. It was a close game with three Wildcat seniors finishing a four-year run at the NCAA tournament. Seniors Jordan Barton, Mike Rosaroso, and Jordan Semple combined for 92 win...

Wildcats lose in tournament finals

Senior Jordan Semple and junior Tanner Giddings battle against San Francisco State players for a rebound on Jan. 16. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 10, 2015

The Chico State men's basketball team came up short of a conference championship against Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday night, with a final score of 62-57 in overtime. Both teams matched each other's steps in the beginning of the game. The biggest seperation between the two teams in the first half came with 7:56 left ...

‘Cats advance to conference finals

Senior Jordan Semple advances the ball up court while being chased down by a Cal State L.A. opponent on Jan. 30 Photo credit: Caio Calado

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 7, 2015

Despite committing 21 turnovers, the Wildcats battled their way to a 72-60 victory in the semifinals against Cal State Stanislaus on Friday night. The 'Cats played tough on the defensive end. They found their rhythm on offense to jump out to a 30-20 lead with six minutes remaining in the first half. The Warriors then w...

Chico State claims first place in 9th straight win

Kevin Lucena

February 10, 2015

In a battle of first place teams, the Chico State men’s basketball team beat Cal Poly Pomona to claim first place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association conference as their own. The game took place before a packed house in Acker Gym as the Wildcats improved to 16-5 overall and 13-3 in conference, winning 60-52 over the Bronco...

Bench players keep Wildcat basketball on point

benjamin marquez

January 21, 2014

The unsung 'Cats of the Chico State men's basketball team are bringing the roar to opponents, one substitution at a time. The Wildcats are currently 11-3 overall and currently sit in fourth place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Div. II standings. A key success of the 'Cats winning formula h...

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