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CHICKASHA – Playing in nearly every game and seeing 11 starts his freshman year, Ben Berry is fitting right into the USAO men’s basketball team.

“I just want to do my part and do what the coaches want me to do. Make them happy, make the team happy, and win some games,” Berry said. “They recruited me to rebound and play defense. My offensive game is coming along. But really, they just want me to lock up whoever they put me on and...

CHICKASHA – On Feb. 11, there will be an explosion of pink at the USAO Fieldhouse.

From on the court to throughout the stands, Drovers and fans will be raising awareness for early and regular cancer screenings with a sea of pink.

“We started the Pink Out Against Cancer tradition last February, and we’ve been able to carry it through to the softball and soccer programs,” said Dr. Jeannette Loutsch, advisor of USAO’s...

CHICKASHA – A decade ago, USAO men’s basketball team made history earning the first NAIA National Championship for the university.

Having lost in the finals the previous season by just four points, the Drovers were not willing to go home empty handed again.

Led by coach Brisco McPherson, USAO beat out Barat College in the National Semifinals in an overtime victory. Their only hurdle to the National Championship was conference-...

CHICKASHA -- It was a back and forth game for the Drover men against No. 23 John Brown and the Drovers ending up falling by just five points, ending the game with a final of 81-76.

The lead changed nine times throughout the game, with JBU getting its largest lead just 30 seconds before the final buzzer.

Kyle Hunt added another double-double to his season’s total with 24 points and 17 rebounds. He went 8-for-14 from both the...

CHICKASHA – After scoring his eighth and ninth double doubles of the season in two road games, Kyle Hunt was named the Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Hunt had a total of 50 points and 26 rebounds combined in the two games — first against Mid-America Christian and then against Oklahoma City.

The 6-foot-10 forward went 69 percent from the field and 87.5 percent from the...

CHICKASHA – Now halfway through the season, the Drover men are on track to attend the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament for the first time in a few years.

“I feel like the season is going great so far. We are off to a great run,” said Kyle Hunt, a 6-foot-10 senior. “We really put ourselves in a good predicament right now. I feel like the sky’s the limit for us.”

Leading the team in scoring and rebounding, Hunt...

CHICKASHA — The Drover men delivered yet another home win on Saturday afternoon, defeating the Saint Gregory's Cavaliers at home despite a rough start.

The Drovers trailed the entire first half before forcing a tie less than a minute before halftime. The Drovers took their first lead of the game a few minutes into the second half, a lead they maintained — except for three ties — all but once.

USAO’s last nine points...

CHICKASHA — The Drover men left little room for error in a Saturday evening contest against conference foe Oklahoma Christian and took the game into overtime before winning it 81-79.

The Drovers were trailing by one at half and came back with just as much power in the second half, pulling out a lead within a minute. The lead changed several times in the second half.

CHICKASHA — The Drover men battled tough to continue their four-game winning streak against the Chaps on Monday afternoon at the USAO Fieldhouse and grabbed an 82-67 victory.

Senior Kyle Hunt double doubled for the fourth time this season with 15 points and 14 rebounds in the game. He went six of nine from the field and three for four from the line.

Juniors Norris Rumph and Brandon Cutler each had another 13 points...

CHICKASHA — Emotions were high Saturday afternoon at the USAO Fieldhouse as the Drovers and the Wayland Baptist Pioneers teams battled for one more win in 2011 — a win the Drovers earned with mere seconds left in regulation.

In their first game back for the spring semester, the Drover men led the Pioneers 39-30 at half. Wayland Baptist rallied from behind to bring the game within three for most of the second half.