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‘Cats dominate the Warriors at home

Mcferren dribbles down the court, looking to make a play for his team. - Photo courtesy of Jalen Mcferren

Patrick Pace

November 28, 2017

The Chico State men's basketball team won their first California Collegiate Athletic Association game of the season against Stanislaus State by a score of 73-59. The Wildcats controlled the game from start-to-finish. The game started off with the Wildcats behind 0-4, but three pointers by senior guard Cor...

Wildcats lost in the CCAA

Wildcats lost in the CCAA

Patrick Pace

March 5, 2017

The Chico State men's basketball team lost in the semifinals of the CCAA Championship Tournament to the UC San Diego Tritons. The ’Cats, who were on a five game winning streak, never took the lead as the Tritons led by 16 points in the first half. Later, Chico State got the lead down to five p...

Wildcats win home opener

Junior guard Isaiah Ellis gets set in the paint and looks for a pass during a Wildcats home game. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Kenta Mcafee

November 23, 2016

A barrage from behind the arc lifted the Chico State men's basketball team over Stanislaus State Nov. 22 in the Wildcats first home game.Junior guard Jalen McFerren was a reliable scorer for the Wildcats. He drained three shots from outside and finished with 13 points in the game. McFerren led the t...

Men’s basketball rebounds from Friday’s loss

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

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 season and 15-3 in conference play. The team is still in first place in the CCAA standings, with UC S...

Men’s basketball team elevated to first in CCAA

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

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 on Friday, Feb. 12. Chico State is now first in the CCAA, jumping over the Tritons.First half:UC San Diego g...

First-year Wildcat makes strides on basketball team

Chico State's Isaiah Ellis jumps for a rebound against Cal State L.A.'s Andre McPhail on Friday. Ellis is averaging six points per game but recently tied his season high of 14 points against Cal State East Bay on Jan. 23. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Matthew Vislosky

February 1, 2015

For first-year forward Isaiah Ellis, basketball was the first sport he played and it turned out to be the only one he wanted to be a part of.Ellis grew up watching basketball and following his favorite team, the San Antonio Spurs, and credits his aunt with getting him started in the sport. "My aunt got me int...

Men’s basketball team dominates season opener

Chico State basketball players face off against each other in practice last week. Photo credit: John Domogma

Emerson Keenan

November 14, 2014

[box]Chico State 104, Pacific Union 62Points: Robert Duncan (15); Isaiah Ellis (14); Christopher Magalotti (13); Jordan Semple (11).Rebounds: Jordan Semple (5)Assists: Jordan Semple (5)[/box]The Chico State mens basketball team had no trouble taking down the Pacific Union Pioneers 104-62 at the Ron ...

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