SILOAM SPRINGS, ARK. – No. 23 Southern Nazarene was just too much for the Drovers in the third match up of the season, this time in the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament.

Coach Brisco McPherson said his players fought tough, but the short bench and long minutes wore on the team a bit earlier than it did for USAO’s opponent.

“I thought we played hard,” McPherson said. “I’m still proud of the guys’ effort. We had a chance all...

CHICKASHA – After clinching the fifth seed in the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament, the Drover men are preparing to face No. 23 Southern Nazarene for the third time this season.

The Drovers (15-13, 11-11) play the fourth-seeded Crimson Storm at 9:45 p.m. Thursday in Siloam Springs, Ark. The whole tournament will be hosted at John Brown University.

CHICKASHA – Two Drover men were given special All-Conference honors while two other Drovers were named All-SAC Honorable Mention.

Kyle Hunt was voted as being one of the best players in Sooner Athletic Conference basketball. He was named Co-Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year, while Ben Berry was named Freshman of the Year.

CHICKASHA –  The Drover men made a statement on Saturday evening against Top 10 Rogers State to earn a fifth seed in the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament next week.

The Drover men got off to a quick lead on Saturday over the No. 10 Hillcats with jumpers by Phillip Harris and Kyle Hunt and led the entire game.

The Drovers continued to extend their lead and entered halftime up 37-22. In the second half, USAO was...

CHICKASHA – The last 20 minutes were what mattered on Saturday afternoon at the USAO Fieldhouse as the USAO men mounted an unbelieveable come back over Northwestern Oklahoma State.

The Drover men entered halftime down by 16 points to the conference foes. But they came back a completely different team, cutting the deficit to two in just seven minutes.

The Drovers took the lead for the first time in the game with just two...

CHICKASHA – Facing No. 3 Oklahoma Baptist, the Drovers fought a tough battle to overcome the high-powered Bison. It was trouble rebounding on the part of the Drovers that gave OBU the edge.

Senior Kyle Hunt had his 12th double-double of the season with 25 points and 10 rebounds in the game.

The Drovers’ other big play maker Saturday evening was Phil Harris, who scored 17 points, grabbed nine rebounds and had four assists...

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...