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The Wildcats lining up for the national anthem on 1/13/22 prior to their matchup against San Marcos.

No. 7 Wildcats split games in their CCAA Bay Area road-trip

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // January 23, 2022

Before the No. 7 Chico State Men’s Basketball team started their road trip, they received unfortunate news as they found out that starting guards Isaiah Brooks and Joshua Hamilton were deemed unable...

CCAA Classic ends the No. 5 Wildcats perfect record

CCAA Classic ends the No. 5 Wildcats’ perfect record

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // January 14, 2022

No. 5 Chico State Men’s Basketball 10-game winning streak, the longest in 79 years, ended Thursday night in a 85-87 heart-breaking overtime loss to the San Marcos Cougars.  The game saw the Wildcats...

The Wildcats huddling up during an intermission.

79-year-old record has been matched by the No. 5 Wildcats

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // January 2, 2022

The Chico State Men’s Basketball team tied a significant historic mark with a 61-55 victory over rival Cal State Stanislaus Warriors. This victory marked the Wildcats’ second-ever 10-0 start, their...

The Wildcats huddling up prior to their match up against the Lumberjacks.

The No. 7 Wildcats nearing history as they power through the Lumberjacks

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // December 19, 2021

The Chico State Men’s Basketball program remains undefeated after their first eight games of the season for only the third time in Wildcat history. For the second week in a row, the Wildcats have...

The Wildcats walking out of their locker after their half time intermission.

The No. 7 Wildcats welcome Acker Gym with a win in their CCAA home opener

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // December 12, 2021

The Chico State Men’s Basketball team went on a tough three-game road trip for their California Collegiate Athletic Association debut, but prevailed in all three and are now 7-0.  They swept...

Malik Duffy during his introduction.

Wildcats conquer the Coyotes in clash of CCAA titans

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // December 2, 2021

The No. 8 Chico State Men’s Basketball team faced the likewise undefeated No. 11 San Bernardino Coyotes in their second of three California Collegiate Athletic Association road games. Coming into...

The Wildcats logo displayed at Acker Gym.

No. 12 Chico State Men’s Basketball dominate in CCAA opener

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // November 28, 2021

The No. 12 Wildcats were starting their three-game California Collegiate Athletic Association road trip in Turlock facing the Stanislaus State Warriors.  The Warriors were riding a two-game win...

The Wildcats huddling up prior to taking their pre-game warmups.

No. 12 Chico State Men’s Basketball remains undefeated heading into conference play

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // November 24, 2021

The undefeated Wildcats dominated the Pacific Union Pioneers, ending their preseason two-game home skid on the right foot prior to conference play. The Wildcats, newly ranked No.12 in Division II standings...

Head Coach Greg Clink talking to his team during their game versus SPU

Chico State Men’s Basketball roars through the Conference Crossover Challenge

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // November 14, 2021

It has been nearly two years since the Wildcats were in action in an “official game.”  They played the UCLA Bruins on Nov. 4 in an exhibition and lost to the current No. 2 ranked NCAA Division...

Chico spelled out in the empty bleachers at Acker Gym.

Acker Gym is ready for the return of basketball

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // October 17, 2021

After dropping their California Collegiate Athletic Association postseason tournament semi-final against the Cal Poly Mustangs on March 6, 2019, the Chico State Men’s Basketball team was awaiting its...

Chico State mens basketball setting up defensive play against Cal Poly Pomona. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Men’s basketball rally late but not enough to overcome a sloppy start

Ricardo Tovar // December 9, 2019

Chico State men's basketball came into Saturday's game hot, riding a four-game win streak and a big win against the up until then undefeated University of San Diego on Thursday. Their grand start to the...

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...

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