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Wildcat basketball turns 100

Wildcat basketball turns 100

Nick Reddy

December 13, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Coming off its best season in history, the Chico State men’s basketball team has another reason to shoot for a return to the NCAA Elite Eight this year: The 2014-2015 season marks the 100th year in the program’s existence.“This season is a celebration of one of the longest running college basket...

Community celebrates ‘Cats basketball success

benjamin marquez

April 1, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chico locals, students and faculty have shown their gratitude for the men's basketball team having the best season in Chico State history. Tray Robinson, director of university diversity programs, has been watching Chico State basketball since 1989, he said. Robinson has worked with this season's team on...

’Cats knocked out of NCAA tournament

’Cats knocked out of NCAA tournament

Sergio Sanchez

March 26, 2014


Filed under News

A historic season came to an end for the Chico State men's basketball team as it fell to South Carolina-Aiken Wednesday night, 85-70.In Chico State's first NCAA Elite Eight appearance, it stood toe-to-toe against the Pacers and showed why it deserved to be in Evansville.The first half was close for both teams. Jordan Semple scored th...

’Cats begin Elite Eight Wednesday

’Cats begin Elite Eight Wednesday

Sergio Sanchez

March 26, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men’s basketball team defeated Cal State Stanislaus on March 17 to play in its first NCAA Division II Championship Tournament Elite Eight game in school history at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 in Evansville, Ind. It was the first Sweet 16 appearance in Chico State men’s basketball his...

Basketball coach reaches 100-win milestone

Basketball coach reaches 100-win milestone

Sergio Sanchez

March 25, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The 11th head coach in the 99-year history of Chico State men’s basketball became the first to win 100 games in his first six seasons. He does not look at those 100 wins as anything special or as a goal he could have accomplished without the help of his staff and team, said head coach Greg Clink....

Comeback ’Cats heading to Elite Eight

Comeback ’Cats heading to Elite Eight

Sergio Sanchez

March 17, 2014


Filed under Basketball, News

History was made once again Monday night as Chico State defeated Cal State Stanislaus 81-80 and advanced to its first Elite Eight. The 'Cats trailed the entire game until there were only 1.9 seconds remaining and Amir Carraway would hit the two biggest free-throws of his career thus far.Cal State Stanisla...

Wildcats manhandle Coyotes, off to Sweet 16

Wildcats manhandle Coyotes, off to Sweet 16

Sergio Sanchez

March 16, 2014


Filed under Basketball

For the first time the Chico State men's basketball team reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Championship Tournament after defeating Cal State San Bernardino 94-77.The 'Cats had split the regular season series with the Coyotes. Saturday night would be the third meeting between the two teams and it was dominate...

Chico State drops championship game against Cal State Stanislaus

Chico State drops championship game against Cal State Stanislaus

Sergio Sanchez

March 9, 2014


Filed under Basketball

The third time would not be a charm for the Chico State men's basketball team as it lost to Cal State Stanislaus, 82-70, in the final game of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament.It was the first loss for the 'Cats this season where the team was defeated by double digits. F...

’Cats conquer Broncos, off to championship finals

’Cats conquer Broncos, off to championship finals

Sergio Sanchez

March 8, 2014


Filed under Basketball

History would not repeat itself as the Chico State men's basketball team defeated Cal Poly Pomona 77-73 for the first time in two seasons in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament semifinals.The victory Friday sent the 'Cats to its third straight CCAA Championship Tournament finals ga...

’Cats defeat Gators, advance to semifinals

’Cats defeat Gators, advance to semifinals

Sergio Sanchez

March 7, 2014


Filed under Basketball

The Chico State men's basketball team began the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament with a 78-66 victory over San Francisco State.The first game of the tournament did not start how the 'Cats had hoped. Chico State was held to a season-low 25 points in the first half and trailed the...

Basketball teams play into postseason

Basketball teams play into postseason

Greg Silvia

March 5, 2014


Filed under Basketball

The Chico State basketball program is poised to make a deep run in the postseason, starting with the California Collegiate Athletic Association conference tournament this weekend in Ontario, Calif. Women’s The Wildcats head into the CCAA tournament on a winning note, picking up a huge victory S...

Cal Poly Pomona spoils senior night

Cal Poly Pomona spoils senior night

Sergio Sanchez

March 2, 2014


Filed under Basketball

In the final game of the regular season Chico State would have its senior night crashed by Cal Poly Pomona as the Broncos defeated the 'Cats 69-66.Chico State entered the night on a six-game winning streak and prior to the game honored seniors Giordano Estrada, Rashad Parker, Amir Carraway and Nate Appel as it would be their final g...

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