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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)...

Justin Briggs sets the Chico State record for 154 total blocks.

Block party: Justin Briggs makes history while Wildcats drop one to UCSD

Matthew Wreden // February 7, 2020

With eight minutes left in the first half, Justin Briggs was at the top of the key coming off a pick and roll when he switched to guard UC San Diego standout guard, Tyrell Roberts. Roberts drove to the...

The tip-off begins the game between Chico State and Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Consistent defense and free throws – crucial for a win

Nicolas Espino // January 24, 2020

     Second-chance opportunities prove to be the difference as junior Malik Duffy led the Chico State men’s basketball team to an 85-76 victory over the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros on Thursday...

Chico State not taken lightly against the University of Arizona

Wesley Harris // November 4, 2019

Chico State basketball surprised Arizona’s 13,000 fans in Friday night’s exhibition battle against the 17 ranked program in division one. Chico State had University of Arizona on the ropes,...

Left to right: Mckena Barker, Madison Wong, Shay Stark, Isaiah Brooks, Malik Duffy Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Love and support for five honored basketball players

Brandon Downs // March 18, 2019

Despite both teams missing the playoffs, five Chico State basketball players received recognition from the California Collegiate Athletic Association coaches for their hard work and success this season.The...

Nate Ambrosini waiting for the action to come his way against Cal State East Bay on Jan. 8, 2019. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Men’s basketball loses to Dominguez Hills, but playoff hopes are still alive

Matthew Ferreira // February 24, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats men’s basketball team lost their game against Cal State University Dominguez Hills on Saturday by a score of 73-64.The game was competitive throughout but Dominguez Hills...

Josh Lavergne shoots free-throws against Humboldt State on Feb. 2, 2019. 
Image credit: Jessica Bartlett/University Photographer.

Ball security an issue in loss against CSU Los Angeles

Matthew Ferreira // February 22, 2019

The Wildcats men’s basketball team lost their game Thursday night to the Cal State University of Los Angeles by a score of 69-57. With the playoffs nearing and a potential spot for the Wildcats still...

Calvin Geraci had four points on the night against Cal State San Bernadino Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Men’s basketball wins fourth straight while getting revenge

Brandon Downs // February 15, 2019

Chico State men's basketball team got revenge against Cal State San Bernadino with an 11 point victory Thursday night. The Coyotes beat the Wildcats 88-72 back in January, so the Wildcats have been...

Marvin Timothy slams the ball in against Humboldt State Saturday night. Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Wildcats send Lucky Loggers packing

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // February 3, 2019

Unfair calls and Humboldt State's aggressive defense was what Chico State faced Saturday night at Acker Gymnasium. It showed what the team was truly capable of as the Wildcats gutted out a 67-65 win over...

Chico State guard Nate Ambrosini gets ready to toss the ball in against Stanislaus State on Thursday night. Photo credit: Keelie Lewis

Chico State men’s basketball cruises in first win of the season

Wesley Harris // December 7, 2018

Chico State men's basketball earned their first win of the season in their home opener versus Stanislaus State with a ton to build off of. The Wildcats flipped the story of their cold spell shooting the...

Sophomore Justin Briggs avoids defense and finds an open shot in a Chico's playoff matchup against Cal State San Bernardino last season in this archived image. Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Wildcats struggle for open shots in loss to San Francisco State

Wesley Harris // December 2, 2018

Chico State men's basketball labored for open gaps in Saturday’s 65-49 loss to San Francisco State. This would only be the second game of the season for the Wildcats after having their first five...

Chico State Guard Calvin Geraci (red) pulls up for the three over UCSD forward Eric Patton (white) during the second half of a game on Saturday. Photo credit: Connor Mcpherson

Chico State men’s basketball falls in long-awaited season opener

Connor Mcpherson // November 25, 2018

A series of defensive breakdowns to start the second half proved to be the Wildcats undoing in their season opener, and despite a hard fought battle, Chico lost to University of California, San Diego...

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