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

Men’s basketball team misses upset

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...

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

Full Disclosure: Men’s basketball team returns strong

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...

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

Men’s basketball season ends at the NCAA tournament

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...

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

Coach Clink: Recruiting winners, making champions

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...

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

‘Cats lose in CCAA opening round

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...

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

‘Cats finish regular season with a loss

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...

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

Men’s basketball team elevated to first in CCAA

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...

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

Men’s basketball team wins fourth straight game

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,...

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

Men’s basketball team stays hot over winter break

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

Men’s basketball team incorporates yoga into practices

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...

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

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

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...

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

Wildcat finds mentor in former NBA player

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,...

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