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Isaiah Brooks dribbles the ball down court in round one of the CCAA playoffs.

Wildcats rally to win the first home playoff game

Matthew Wreden and // March 5, 2020

The Wildcats escaped with a crucial win at Acker Gym Tuesday night as they took down the Stanislaus State Warriors by a score 75-73 in overtime. It was a back and forth battle throughout game one of...

The Wildcats huddle before the game against Sonoma State.

Wildcats display their resilience

Arrow VanAbrams // February 23, 2020

The Chico State men’s basketball team (20-6) fought through a shaky first half to beat the Sonoma State Seawolves (5-20) 77-58 in the last regular season home game of the year on Saturday Feb. 22.  Fans...

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)...

Chico State takes on Cal State San Marcos in Acker Gym.

Wildcats come back strong

Arrow VanAbrams and // February 14, 2020

Coming off a heartbreaking loss to UC San Diego, the Chico State men’s basketball team returned to the court strong with a 79-73 win over California State University, San Marcos in Acker Gym on Saturday...

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...

Chico State Wildcats take on the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles in Acker Gym.

Wildcats come out victorious in their ninth straight

Alex Martin // January 26, 2020

Chico State men’s basketball put on a show in Acker Gym on Saturday night as they beat the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles by a score of 87-62. This led the Wildcats to their ninth straight victory. Junior...

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,...

Justin Briggs dunking in Acker Gym. Photo credit: Wesley Harris

Men’s basketball new look ready for a deep run

Wesley Harris // October 27, 2019

The Chico State community was provided with their first chance to see the men’s basketball team Saturday in the annual Cardinal vs. White scrimmage. Though it was just an in house scrimmage, it was...

Alexandria Tucker has returned to competing while Brennan Wheeler (left) and Derek Morton (right) are still in the recovery process. Photo credit: Brian Luong

How athletes deal with their worst nightmare-injuries

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // March 13, 2019

As an athlete, the most important thing you can do is to keep your body well-maintained throughout the season. But with sports being as unpredictable as they are, injuries can occur in the blink of an...

Kevin Warren and Isaiah Brooks operating the Chico State offense against Cal State East Bay on Saturday. Photo credit: Wesley Harris

Chico State men’s basketball prevails in second consecutive home win

Wesley Harris // December 9, 2018

Chico State found their groove in their second consecutive win over Cal State East Bay. The tenacious defense from the Wildcats left East Bay flustered. Chico continued their unselfish play, finding ways...

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...

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