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CHICKASHA – A national search for a head men’s basketball coach at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma begins Monday after Vinson Metcalf resigned on Thursday afternoon citing personal and family reasons.

Assistant Coach Chris Francis will serve as interim head coach, mentored by former head coach and current athletic director, Brisco McPherson.

“I appreciate Coach Metcalf’s service to the university for the...

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CHICKASHA – After 40 years dedicated to the university’s athletic programs and more than a decade as an athletic director, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s Brisco McPherson became the NAIA’s fourth member of the John McLendon Minority Athletics Administrators Hall of Fame.

The John McLendon Minority Scholarship Steering Committee unanimously selected McPherson as this year’s inductee, who was a long-time men’s...

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CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma will host the 2014 Vinson Metcalf Basketball Camp, a skills and fundamentals camp for athletes of nearly all ages, during two week-long periods in June.

“We are looking for some new and improved aspects to our camp,” said camp namesake Vinson Metcalf, USAO’s men’s basketball head coach. “My assistant, Chris Francis, has some new ideas for the camp this upcoming year. As...

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By Special Contributor Joshua Araiza

CHICKASHA – After a decade in a half in the wings, Vinson Metcalf stepped out into the spotlight this year as the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

Between becoming a quick fan favorite and a decent first season at the helm, Metcalf reflects on his inaugural year and the journey he took from a 15-year assistant to head...

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CHICKASHA – USAO’s Jahseth Lloyd was named an NAIA All-America Honorable Mention this week after a strong season with the men’s basketball team at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

Lloyd, a senior forward, is one of five players from an Oklahoma institution to appear on any of the four All-America lists — First Team, Second Team, Third Team, Honorable Mention — this year for men’s basketball.

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CHICKASHA – In a time of transition, the USAO men’s basketball team started the 2013-14 season to prove it was still a contender in the tough Sooner Athletic Conference — and the Drovers did just that.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better season with the time we had to get our players in and with (Head) Coach Metcalf and I in our first season,” Assistant Coach Chris Francis said. “I think we surprised a lot of people and...

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CHICKASHA– After an impressive performance in the regular season and an equal notable performance in the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament, Tyler Reynolds was named to the All-SAC Tournament team.

Reynolds joins six other athletes on the team as the lone representative from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma after averaging 22.3 points per game, including a career-high 26 in the SAC Semifinals against No.22 Wayland...

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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.”