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Senior Kayla Taylor, 30, sets a screen for fellow senior Whitney Branham, 3, against UCSD. Both were award winners for the Wildcats Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Seven Wildcats receive All-CCAA honors as regular season comes to a close

Andrew Baumgartner // March 3, 2018

The Chico State men's and women's basketball players were awarded with All-CCAA honors for the season as the regular season came to a conclusion.On the men's side of the ball, Isaiah Ellis, Jalen McFerren,...

Whitney Branham, McKena Barker, Jo Paine and Shay Stark huddle up in a matchup against UC San Diego Photo credit: Kate Angeles

With sweep of Seawolves, both men and women bring playoff basketball to Acker Gym in Chico

Courtney Chapman // February 24, 2018

The Sonoma State Seawolves were no match for our Wildcats this weekend with losses of 75-68 against the women and 65-62 against the men. Seniors Whitney Branham and Kayla Taylor were putting work in on...

Justin Briggs (25) slams home a dunk in Satudays matchup against Cal State San Marcos. Photo credit: Kailah Cabiles

Wildcat men win on memorable Senior Night at Acker Gym

Courtney Chapman // February 18, 2018

The Wildcats were victorious 71-63 against the Cal State San Marcos Cougars at home Saturday night for Senior Night. Corey Silverstrom, Jalen McFerren, and Isaiah Ellis all played their final home game...

Wildcat, Isaiah Ellis, is named CCAA Player of the Week after a strong start to the season. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Isaiah Ellis scores CCAA Player of the Week

Courtney Chapman // January 31, 2018

Chico State forward Isaiah Ellis added yet another accomplishment to his Wildcat career after winning the California Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week Award for Jan. 22-28. The Antelope...

Isaiah Ellis shoots a field goal in the Wildcats home game against Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Justin Couchot

Branham struggles, Ellis and McFerren with season highs in split verse Dominguez Hills

Katalina Santamaria // January 27, 2018

The Chico State men's basketball team continued its win streak with a 82-64 victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills Friday. Seniors Jalen McFerren and Isaiah Ellis led the Wildcats to a victory over the...

Isaiah Ellis had a season-high 22 points to lead the Wildcats past the Humboldt State Lumberjacks. Photo credit: Andy Wilhelm

Wildcats defeat Lumberjacks 77-67

Terren Pouncy // November 19, 2017

Despite the stigma of Humboldt State being difficult to play against and their incredibly loud arena, the Chico State Wildcats defeated the Lumberjacks by 10 points. The final score was 77-67. With Saturday’s...

Photo credit: Andy Wilhelm

’Cats won the West, now what?

Patrick Pace // March 21, 2017

The Chico State men’s basketball team came together at the right time to make an improbable run in the NCAA Championship Tournament.Faced with the challenge to either rise up and win their region...

Photo credit: Andy Wilhelm

’Cats are electric in the NCAA

Patrick Pace // March 21, 2017

Chico State went from being the fourth best team in the conference to the champion of the West region of the NCAA Championship Tournament. The ’Cats utilized every player in the rotation to the best...

Wildcats win first round of NCAAs

Wildcats win first round of NCAA’s

Patrick Pace // March 20, 2017

Sophomore forward Marvin Timothy scored 12 points and provided a huge boost for the Chico State men's basketball team as they defeated Western Washington University 96-83 in the first round of the NCAA...

Ellis and Duncan hug after a win Photo credit: Jordyn Smith

Best ’Cats in the West

Patrick Pace // March 15, 2017

The Chico State men's basketball team won the West Region of the NCAA tournament against UC San Diego thanks to the team's two starting junior players. Forward Isaiah Ellis, named the most outstanding...

Photo credit: Franky Renteria

Wildcat of the Week

Patrick Pace and Franky Renteria // March 7, 2017

Isaiah Ellis is a junior forward for the Chico State men's basketball team. During his first year as a starter, Ellis averaged 12.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game and has emerged as one of the leaders...

’Cats win big in the Bay

Marc Wilson // February 28, 2017

The Chico State Men’s Basketball team heads into the postseason with a new-found momentum.After putting up 78 points in their victory over Cal State East Bay Friday, the Chico State men’s basketball...

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