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The twisted turns of the men’s basketball season

The twisted turns of the men’s basketball season

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

March 13, 2019

The men’s basketball team faced a roller coaster ride of a season, ending up ranked 22 in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II West Region.The record for the season was 8-14 in conference, 6-5 at home, 3-9 away and 9-14 overall.“The resilience within the team with losing...

Ball security an issue in loss against CSU Los Angeles

Ball security an issue in loss against CSU Los Angeles

Matthew Ferreira

February 22, 2019

The Wildcats men’s basketball team lost their game Thursday night to the Cal State University of Los Angeles by a score of 69-57. With the playoffs nearing and a potential spot for the Wildcats still a possibility the team knew that this game was as close to a must-win scenario as it gets.Unfortunately for Chico...

Wildcats send Lucky Loggers packing

Wildcats send Lucky Loggers packing

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 3, 2019

Unfair calls and Humboldt State's aggressive defense was what Chico State faced Saturday night at Acker Gymnasium. It showed what the team was truly capable of as the Wildcats gutted out a 67-65 win over the Lucky Loggers. “Everyone stepped up, everyone played well it wasn’t a one person shine,”...

Chico State men’s basketball fall to number one ranked UC San Diego

Chico State men’s basketball fall to number one ranked UC San Diego

Noah Andrews

January 25, 2019

Home court advantage didn't help much last night as the Chico State Wildcats fell to UC San Diego 78-57, adding to their consecutive loss streak now at four games. From the outset, Chico struggled to string stops together, allowing the Tritons to convert 60.7 percent of their looks from the field...

Chico honors alum after years of dedication

Chico honors alum after years of dedication

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

October 16, 2018

Chico State alumni Mark Reischling is a man of many talents, known for being a college athlete, coach, mentor and basketball official. All attributes that earned him the Hall of Fame Committee’s Mac Martin Award on Sept. 22, 2018, being only the fourth person to ever receive this award.The Mac Marti...

In Chico over break? Support your Wildcats basketball

In Chico over break? Support your Wildcats basketball

Justin Couchot

December 13, 2017

As many know, Chico is a quiet, much slower paced and what some could say boring place for students between the time of Winter finals finishing and the start of Spring semester. All regular season games are free with a student ID making it a fun, free hangout and a way to go support your fellow Wildcats. Here's...

Duncan is leaving his legacy

Duncan is leaving his legacy

Carlos Islas

March 7, 2017

Everyone’s dream is to leave their mark on history, but very few, if ever, get the opportunity to do so. In sports the opportunity is always present but it is up to the athlete to leave their mark in one way or another, whether it be by winning championships or breaking records. Chico State senior...

Men’s basketball remains perfect at home

Men’s basketball remains perfect at home

Gabriel Moreno

December 10, 2016

A double-double by junior guard Jalen McFerren Dec. 9 snagged the Wildcats a 96-73 win over Humboldt State.The team's competed for the 200th time, but the 23 point win was the largest margin between them in over 20 years. Chico State improved its overall season record to 8-2 and conference record to...

Wildcats win home opener

Wildcats win home opener

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...

New era emerging across sports

Gabriel Moreno

November 8, 2016

Legends come and go in basketball, but the remembrance of their talent on the court is what keeps them relevant. Last year, the Chico State men’s basketball team lost three seniors, including men’s basketball forward Tanner Giddings who averaged 29 minutes per game last season. Giddings ...

Men’s basketball team misses upset

Men’s basketball team misses upset

Gabriel Moreno

November 7, 2016

A 36-point loss last season to Arizona State left the Wildcats yearning for revenge.The Chico State men's basketball team was unable to overcome Arizona State Nov. 6 and fell 70-78. It wasn't a lack of effort on the Wildcats part. Chico State led 40-37 by the end of the first half and had the largest l...

Men’s basketball team scrimmage displays new improvements

Men’s basketball team scrimmage displays new improvements

Kenta Mcafee

October 28, 2016

The Chico State men's basketball team opened its season Oct. 28 with a scrimmage. The team battled itself with junior point guard Jalen McFerren leading half the team against junior shooting guard Corey Silverstrom. Although the game was only an exhibition match, the teams were quick to show off...

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