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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...

Full Disclosure: Men’s basketball team returns strong

Sophomore guard Nate Ambrosini shoots in the paint during a scrimmage on the Wildcats home court. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Jordan Jarrell

November 7, 2016

Despite the lack of veteran players, the men’s basketball team went 22-7 and made it to the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament and NCAA Tournament last season. The team tacked on some impressive players and chose to utilize its key returners who can stabilize the team. Senior...

Men’s basketball season ends at the NCAA tournament

Senior center Tanner Giddings is surrounded by defenders in a game against Cal Poly Pomona. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Kenta Mcafee

March 12, 2016

The No. 7 seeded Chico State men's basketball team lost 64-76 to the No. 2 UC San Diego Tritons on March 11, in Oregon, ending its season with a 22-7 record. The 'Cats lost the final three games of their season, the longest losing streak they had this year. Despite winning their previous game against...

Coach Clink: Recruiting winners, making champions

Head coach Greg Clink designs a play in the CCAA playoffs against Cal State L.A. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Lars Gustafson

March 7, 2016

They say “Once a Chico State Wildcat, always a Chico State Wildcat.” Chico State men’s basketball head coach Greg Clink lives the popular motto to the max as a former player turned head coach for the 'Cats. Twenty-four years ago, Clink was in his first year as a player for the men’s basketball...

‘Cats lose in CCAA opening round

Junior Robert Duncan drives in a game against Cal Poly Pomona on Feb. 19. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Patrick Pace

March 2, 2016

The No. 1 seeded Chico State men's basketball team lost their second game in a row to the eighth seeded Cal State L.A. Golden Eagles 37-54 on March 1 at home. This loss knocked them out of the CCAA championship tournament in the first round. The team has lost two games to the Golden Eagles in the...

‘Cats finish regular season with a loss

Sophomore Isaiah Ellis runs back on defense in a game against Cal Poly Pomona. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Kenta Mcafee

February 29, 2016

Sophomore forward Isaiah Ellis was unable to lead his team to a win over the Cal State L.A. Eagles, despite his three dunks and 23 points, as the 'Cats lost 64-65 on Feb. 27, in LA.This is the 12th game in a row that Ellis has proven himself to be a leader in the Wildcat offense, by scoring at least ...

Men’s basketball team elevated to first in CCAA

Sophomore Jalen McFerren calls for the ball in a game against Cal State East Bay. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Kenta Mcafee

February 16, 2016

The Chico State men’s basketball team extended its win streak to seven, and brought its overall record to 19-3, and their conference record to 13-3, after a 76-71 victory over the UC San Diego Tritons on Friday, Feb. 12. Chico State is now first in the CCAA, jumping over the Tritons.First half:UC San Diego g...

Men’s basketball team wins fourth straight game

Sophomore Isaigh Ellis goes for the lay up against the Cal State Satanislaus defense at home on Jan. 30. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

January 31, 2016

The Chico State men's basketball team was able to bring their winning streak to four, and bring their overall record to 16-3, after a 85-50 victory over the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors at home on Saturday, Jan 30. The win brings Chico State's conference record to 10-2, and their home game win strea...

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...

Men’s basketball team incorporates yoga into practices

The 2014 men's basketball team practices the uttanasana pose during a yoga session. Photo courtesy of Rex Stromness.

December 8, 2015

Four years ago, yoga instructor Rex Stromness introduced yoga to the Chico State men’s basketball team as a way to prevent injuries on the court. Every preseason now consists of seven weeks devoted to hour-long yoga sessions twice a week. Since then, head coach Greg Clink has seen a big improvement in...

Men’s basketball team loses to Seattle Pacific University 50-62

The Chico State men's basketball team lost 50-62 to Seattle Pacific University on Nov. 27. Photo credit: John Domogma

December 3, 2015

The Chico State men's basketball suffered its first loss of the season, losing to Seattle Pacific University, 50-62, on Nov. 27 at home. The team now sits at 3-1 on the young season. First Half- Eight minutes into the game, the Wildcats held a slim 10-8 lead. The Falcons bounced back and took a four-point lead w...

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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