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SHAWNEE – The No. 22 Wayland Baptist Pioneers bested the Drovers in 40 minutes of action on Friday night in the Sooner Athletic Conference Semifinals at Oklahoma Baptist’s Noble Complex.

Wayland Baptist goes on to play eighth-seeded Oklahoma Baptist in the SAC Finals at 7 p.m. Saturday at Oklahoma Baptist’s Noble Complex. The winner of the SAC Tournament will receive an automatic bid to the NAIA Men’s Basketball National Championship...

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SHAWNEE – A strong performance by the Drovers led to another Sooner Athletic Conference tournament win as they upset the third-seeded, nationally-ranked Saint Gregory’s Cavaliers 78-74 on Thursday night at Oklahoma Baptist.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (15-14) goes on to play Wayland Baptist in the semifinals at 8 p.m. Thursday at Oklahoma Baptist’s Noble Complex.

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SHAWNEE – The Drovers took their first step toward the Sooner Athletic Conference Championship, winning game one of the SAC tournament on Wednesday with a 76-66 final over Southwestern Christian.

“The first win is the hardest win,” Drover Head Coach Vinson Metcalf said. “We’d already been Southwestern Christian twice, and it’s hard to beat a team three times. The team did what they’re supposed to do.”

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CHICKASHA – The Sooner Athletic Conference honored USAO athletes Jahseth Lloyd and Shavon Scott with post-season recognition, the conference released Monday.

Lloyd, a senior forward from Brooklyn, N.Y., was named All-Conference Second Team while teammate and fellow senior Scott earned All-Conference Honorable Mention honors. Scott is a guard from Milwaukee, Wis.

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CHICKASHA – The sixth-seeded University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Drovers are set to face 11th-seed Southwestern Christian in a Wednesday afternoon play-in game for the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament.

The teams tip off at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Oklahoma Baptist. It is the first men’s match up of the tournament.

The tournament, which runs March 5-8 at Oklahoma Baptist, is single-elimination style, culminating with the...

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CHICKASHA – In the regular season finale, the Drovers battled back and forth with Wayland Baptist, a team that is receiving votes nationally, before falling 89-85 in the close game.

The lead changed hands only once and tied once before the Pioneers (20-9, 11-8) took the lead for good to grab the win over the Drovers (13-14, 10-10).

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CHICKASHA – The Drovers came out on top of the Texas Wesleyan Rams with a 94-82 final in Tuesday night’s Senior Night at Brisco McPherson Court.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (13-13, 10-9) fell behind the Rams (15-14, 8-11) early, taking the lead a few times in the first half but never securing it for long. At halftime, USAO trailed 48-43.

But once the Drovers took control six minutes into the second...

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CHICKASHA – The Drovers scored a season-high 103 points in Saturday evening’s 103-97 win over Southwestern Christian for the series sweep against the Eagles.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (12-13, 9-9) credits strong shooting and a comeback mentality to the victory over SCU (6-19, 2-16). After pulling ahead early, the Drovers gave up the lead with seven minutes remaining in the first half and went into halftime trailing...

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As the regular season wraps up for the Drover men’s basketball team (11-12, 8-8), senior Jahseth Lloyd said continuing to play hard until the end is the ultimate goal for the team.

“The season is going OK,” he said. “Everybody is playing hard and not giving up no matter what the situation is so I think toward the end of the season, we will have a winning record and be all right.”

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (11-13, 8-9) was looking to sweep Oklahoma City, a team that is receiving votes nationally, but ultimately fell 81-64 on the road Thursday evening.

The Drovers got into foul trouble early, seeing three players with four fouls for most of the game and sending the Stars to the line 39 times.

Despite the fouls, the game was a back and forth battle for the majority of...