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Chico State men's 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...

Chico State and Humboldt State jump ball to start their game on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Acker Gym. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

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...

Josh Lavergne shoots free-throws against Humboldt State on Feb. 2, 2019. 
Image credit: Jessica Bartlett/University Photographer.

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...

Marvin Timothy slams the ball in against Humboldt State Saturday night. Photo credit: Mathew Boe

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...

Senior Marvin Timothy dunks the ball against UC San Diego, Thursday night at Acker Gymnasium. Photo credit: Christian Solis

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...

Reischling officiating University of Oregon basketball match. Photo courtesy of Mark Reischling.

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...

Guard Madison Wong dribbles the ball up the court in Chico State's first round playoff matchup against Cal State LA. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Branham and McFerren lead Chico State basketball to first round playoff victories

Austin Schreiber // February 28, 2018

It was an exciting night for Chico State basketball, as both the men and women emerged victorious in the first round of the playoffs.The women defeated Cal State Los Angeles by a score of 78-62, and the...

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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...

Photo credit: Jordan Rodrigues

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...

Junior guard Jalen McFerren shoots free throws during a Wildcats home game. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

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...

Junior guard Isaiah Ellis gets set in the paint and looks for a pass during a Wildcats home game. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

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....

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