CHICKASHA – After collecting 54 points and 21 rebounds in two games last week, Kyle Hunt was named Sooner Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Hunt, a 6-foot-10 forward, had a career-high 36 points and a career-high 16 rebounds in a conference win over Mid-America Christian on Saturday. It was his second double double of the season. He went 13-for-17 from the field and made 10 of his 12 free throws. He also had...

CHICKASHA – Senior Kyle Hunt led the Drovers to a first conference win on Saturday against Mid-America Christian in a home battle.

Grabbing his second double double of the season, Hunt scored a whopping 36 points and had 16 rebounds in the 95-89 win over the Evangels. He led the team in both categories after going 13 for 17 from the field and scoring 10 of his 12 free throws.

Also scoring the double digits were Norris Rumph,...

CHICKASHA – In a tough conference opener, the Drovers fall to the Oklahoma City Stars on Thursday night at the USAO Fieldhouse.

The Drover men continue to prove their athleticism this year but were unable to overcome the Stars, who won the game 75-64.

After falling behind in the first half, the Drovers brought the game back within six but were unable to keep the lead.

CHICKASHA – In the Saddle has evolved over the years to become a fun face of USAO sports and a way for the community members to get to know the Drover athletes and coaches.

While USAO sports information director Jessica Jackson hosts the show, she gives credit to USAO video producer and Captain Video, David Duncan.

CHICKASHA – Early in the season, the outlook for the Drover men’s basketball team is positive, especially in the eyes of junior Graham Faulkner.

“It’s been going well. We’ve been working hard ever since we’ve gotten here at school,” Faulkner said. “Also, just when you’ve got good guys with talent that work that hard, a lot of good things will happen.”

CHICKASHA – In a game filled with shots for the highlight reel, the Drover men defeated NCAA Division II No. 11 University of Central Oklahoma in USAO’s home opener Wednesday night.

The score was 6-5 when senior Kyle Hunt kick started the offense with a crowd-pleasing dunk off an assist by Phillip Harris. The Drovers dominated the first half from then on.

At halftime, USAO led 48-31. While UCO outscored the Drovers in...

CHICKASHA – The outlook is positive for Coach Brisco McPherson and the team he’s assembled for the 2011-12 season.

A strong core set of returners beefed up with what he describes as one of his better recruiting classes, McPherson is ready to see what the season has in store.

The Drovers have eight returners, including three major playmakers in Trell Porter, Phillip Harris and Graham Faulkner.

CHICKASHA – Basketball fans itching to see the start of the college season don’t have to wait long as the Drovers kick off basketball season on Tuesday night — as always with total Madness.

Drover Madness is USAO’s annual pep rally that serves as an unofficial start for the basketball season. This year, the fun-filled event will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in USAO Fieldhouse.

CHICKASHA – Back again for another year, the Drover Dancers are gearing up for what’s going to be an exciting season.

“We have a lot of talented, spirited girls this year,” Coach Emily Hector said.

Much like last season, the Drover Dancers plan to perform during halftimes and on the sidelines. This year, the Dancers also will have dances corresponding with some of the basketball game themes.

CHICKASHA – With the basketball season right around the corner, the Drover men are gearing up for a great season.

Head Coach Brisco McPherson said the group of men he’s assembled could be a winning combination this year.

“I think we all agree this might be one of the best recruiting classes we’ve had in a while, so we’re looking for these guys to step up and deliver this year,” McPherson said. “And then the guys we’ve...