Wildcats in the Elite Eight

Chico State’s basketball team heads to NCAA Division II championship

For the first time in its history, the Chico State men’s basketball team is heading to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division II Championship Tournament.

After beating Cal State Stanislaus 81-80 on Monday (March 17), in thrilling fashion, the Wildcats, winners of the West Region, will head to Evansville, Ind., for the championship tournament and a match up with Southeast Region winner South Carolina Aiken on March 26.

Chico State’s victory over Stanislaus came in the last minutes of the game. Down 74-61, the Wildcats went on an improbable run, outscoring the Warriors 20-6 in the final 2:34. Senior forward Amir Carraway—who sank the two game-winning free throws—was named MVP of the West Regional.