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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

Junior guard Jalen McFerren dribbles against sophomore guard Joseph Lynch during a Wildcats scrimmage. Photo credit: Royal T Lee-Castine

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

Corey Silverstrom attempts to free himself from a defender and get in position to receive an inbound pass. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

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...

ESPN3 comes to town to cover Wildcat basketball

Sophomore Isaiah Ellis slams the ball during a game against Cal State East Bay in a game on Feb. 5. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Carlos Islas

February 24, 2016

The national spotlight and the eyes of an entire country were on Chico State and both of its basketball teams on Friday, Feb. 19 when the cameras of ESPN3 broadcasted the Wildcat games against the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos. The game was available through ESPN3 which was accessible through, on phones...

Men’s basketball team breaks its winning streak

Sophomore Isaiah Ellis slams down the ball in a game against Cal State East Bay on Feb. 5. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Kenta Mcafee

February 20, 2016

The Chico State men’s basketball team's eight-game winning streak was broken after a loss to the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos on Feb. 19, 61-67. Despite the 'Cats leading by 17 points in the first half, they could not hang on. Chico State now has a 20-4 overall record, a 14-3 conference record and are ...

Men or women, we are all Wildcats

Sports writer Gabriella Bermudez

Gabriella Bermudez

February 18, 2016

When watching the Chico State men's basketball team face off against Cal State East Bay on Feb. 5, I was overwhelmed by how loud and encouraging the crowd was. The stands were filled with exuberant Wildcats decked out in red and black and I even noticed a student waving a Chico State flag as encouragement fo...

Chico State sophomore excels in expanded role

Sophomore Jalen McFerren rushes the Cal State Stanislaus defense at home on Jan. 31. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

February 8, 2016

After appearing in every game last season as a freshman, sophomore guard Jalen McFerren had a lot expected of him when he hit the court this year.Finishing fourth last season on the team in steals and fifth in assists, he certainly made a name for himself in his first year, and has expanded on his su...

Men’s basketball team wins thriller to extend their streak

Sophomore guard Corey Silverstrom attacks the defense against Cal State Stanislaus on Jan. 30. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Patrick Pace

February 7, 2016

The Chico State men's basketball team won its sixth consecutive CCAA game against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters, 72-68 on Saturday, Feb. 6. The win puts the team at an outstanding 18-3, with a 12-2 record in conference play, good for second place behind UC San Diego.The Otters started off strong in th...

Men’s basketball team stays hot over winter break

Senior center Tanner Giddings jumps for the opening tip. Photo credit: Caio Calado

January 24, 2016

While most students were home for the break, the men's basketball team was busy defending their home court with five consecutive wins in Acker Gym. The team holds a record of 15-3 overall, and 9-2 in conference. Over the break, the Wildcats succeeded in winning six of their eight games, and have had...

Wildcats win third straight game

Senior forward Drew Kitchens takes a shot from the top of the key. Photo credit: The Orion

January 22, 2016

In a game that featured 12 lead changes, the Chico State men’s basketball team beat the Cal State San Marcos Cougars on the road 83-73 on Thursday, Jan. 21. With the win the Wildcats take sole possession of first place in the CCAA conference and improve its overall record to 15-3 and 9-2 in conference...

Men’s basketball team beats San Francisco State 74-67

Head coach Greg Clink enters his eighth year as the head coach for the Chico State Wildcats. Photo credit: Caio Calado

December 10, 2015

Having trailed a majority of the game, the Chico State men’s basketball team beat San Francisco State 74-67 on the road in the final minutes of a thrilling game on Friday. The game was the 200th time the teams have faced off against each other and opened CCAA conference play. The game was televised on cable ...

Wildcat finds mentor in former NBA player

Tanner Giddings shows his school spirit in Acker Gym on Wednesday morning. Photo credit: Kiana Alvarez

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 6, 2015

When Chico State played at Sonoma State last season, senior center Tanner Giddings had the opportunity to play in front of a special fan and former NBA player.When Giddings made a mistake during the game, he looked to the sideline to see his mentor, former NBA player Mike Farmer, laughing, knowing exactly wh...

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