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Men’s basketball team misses upset

Men’s basketball team misses upset

Gabriel Moreno

November 7, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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

Full Disclosure: Men’s basketball team returns strong

Jordan Jarrell

November 7, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Full Disclosure, Sports

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

Men’s basketball season ends at the NCAA tournament

Kenta Mcafee

March 12, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

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

Coach Clink: Recruiting winners, making champions

Lars Gustafson

March 7, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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

‘Cats lose in CCAA opening round

Patrick Pace

March 2, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

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

‘Cats finish regular season with a loss

Kenta Mcafee

February 29, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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

Men’s basketball team elevated to first in CCAA

Kenta Mcafee

February 16, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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

Men’s basketball team wins fourth straight game

January 31, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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

Men’s basketball team stays hot over winter break

January 24, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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

Men’s basketball team incorporates yoga into practices

December 8, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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

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

December 3, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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

Wildcat finds mentor in former NBA player

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 6, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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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