The Orion

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 on the prowl for playoff glory

The Chico State men's basketball team's starting five players huddle up prior to a play in a game against Cal State L.A. on Jan. 30. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Julie Ortega

March 11, 2015

In its 100th season, the Chico State men's basketball team has made the NCAA Championship Tournament for the fourth time in a row. The Wildcats' success this season has set the team's bar high for expectations. Before clinching a spot in the playoffs, the team went on a 10-game winning streak — one of the longest since 2...

‘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...

‘Cats prepare for playoff push

Tanner Giddings, Forward for the Wildcats, bodying up against a Cal State East Bay defender Photo credit: Gustavo Ornelas

Lars Gustafson

March 5, 2015

You could feel the emotion and the love for Chico State basketball when Jordan Semple had a monster block shot with 2:36 seconds remaining in the first half during Senior Night against Cal State East Bay. The Wildcats won a tough, physical game against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers, 87-61, to...

Wildcats beat Otters at home

Senior point guard Mike Rosaroso, attacking against Monterey Bay on February 27, 2015. Photo credit: Gustavo Ornelas

Breanna Barnard

March 4, 2015

The Chico State men's basketball team returned home defeating the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters in their second to last game of the season.The 'Cats continued on with their two game winning steak in pursuit to end the season strong, and move on to playoff season.The first half started off with the 'Cats leading th...

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...

Chico State wins seven straight

Point Guard, Jalen McFarren, making defenders struggle as he dribbles down the court. Photo credit: Gustavo Ornelas

Kevin Lucena

February 1, 2015

The Chico State men's basketball team picked up their seventh straight win over Cal State Dominguez Hills at Acker Gym Saturday night, with a final score of 67-57.With the win, Chico State now sits at 14-5 overall and 11-3 in the California Collegiate Athletic Asociation. What was a four-way tie for f...

Wildcats extends their win streak to six

Chico State's Mike Rosaroso being guarded by Los Angeles State's Chris Martin on Jan 30. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

January 31, 2015

The Wildcats held off a late serge from Cal State L.A. to extend their win streak to six with a final score of 64-59. The 'Cats went up early in the first half and never let the lead go. Going into halftime the Wildcats led 33-21. Cal State L.A. came roaring back in the second half, actually outscoring Chico Stat...

Wildcats tied atop conference with another win on the road

Kevin Lucena

January 29, 2015

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 ...

Wildcat basketball senior breaks records, blocks shots

Wildcat basketball senior breaks records, blocks shots

Lars Gustafson

January 21, 2015

By the end of Chico State's 2014 men’s basketball season, the record books are going to be rewritten because of senior forward Jordan Semple, who is now the all-time leader in blocked shots and rebounds in the program's history. Semple chose Chico State over multiple full-ride scholarship offers in ...

‘Cats score comeback win in rematch with Warriors

Senior Jordan Semple, this season's only returning starter, scored 13 points in Saturday's win against the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Nick Reddy

December 14, 2014

In a replay of last season’s NCAA West Region championship game, the Chico State Wildcats once again ended up on top of the host Cal State Stanislaus Warriors. Despite having to climb out of an early 2-13 hole, the Wildcats clawed back to take a 28-27 lead at halftime. The Wildcats then held the Warriors to ju...

Men’s basketball team crushes William Jessup

Robert Duncan scored 21 points to lead Chico State on Tuesday night. Photo courtesy Chico Wildcats.

Angelo Boscacci

November 26, 2014

[box]Chico State 97, William Jessup 64Jordan Semple becomes 15th player in school history to get 1,000 pointsThe offense shot 66.7% for the night10-17 on 3-point attempts43 points off the bench[/box]Chico State's men's basketball team extended its winning streak to three games after its thrashing of William Je...

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