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Ken Durham

CHICKASHA – Facing the Top 10 Oklahoma Baptist Bison twice in 10 days was just too much for the Drovers, who couldn’t match the team’s strong shooting and defensive rebounding.

After two wins in the last week, the No. 21 Drovers (10-5, 3-4) end their three-game home series on a sour note, falling 96-46 to the Bison.

USAO’s Norris Rumph and Darrius Bryson each had 10 points in the game. Junior Kennis White led the...

Shavon Scott

CHICKASHA – A strong offensive game for the No. 23 Drovers led them to a 10-point victory over conference foe Lubbock Christian in a Saturday afternoon meeting.

The game went back-and-forth for the first few minutes before the Drovers (10-4, 3-3) were able to pull out to a commanding lead, entering halftime up 41-24.

USAO led the entire second half — at one point by as much as 26 — before ultimately winning their...

Brandon Cutler

CHICKASHA – Nationally ranked for the fourth week in a row and earning Coach Brisco McPherson’s 300th milestone win, it’s safe to say the Drover men’s basketball team is having a strong season.

Senior Brandon Cutler said the team’s early conference hiccups are now out of the way and the Drovers are ready to play hard, win some games and get their opportunity at the NAIA National Tournament.

Darrius Bryson

CHICKASHA – The No. 23 Drovers snapped their streak in a 78-72 conference victory over Wayland Baptist at home on Thursday night.

Dominating much of the first half, the Drovers (9-4, 2-3) worked their way up to a 19-point lead in the first 15 minutes of play. They went into halftime leading 37-26.

Not content to give up, the Pioneers came out fighting in the second half, tying the score seven minutes later. The...

Norris Rumph

CHICKASHA – A strong first half just wasn’t enough for the Drovers to overcome the No. 25 John Brown Eagles on Tuesday night at the USAO Fieldhouse.

Earlier the evening of the game, the NAIA released the newest Top 25 poll, seeing the Drovers (8-3, 1-2) jump to No. 9 and John Brown (13-3, 2-0) break into the Top 25.

At halftime, the Drovers had an eight-point lead on the strong-shooting Eagles. For the game, the...

Brisco McPherson

CHICKASHA – Thursday night was a special one on the newly-named Brisco McPherson Basketball Court as McPherson himself celebrated his 300th career win as a head coach after his team went on to defeat the No. 9 Rogers State Hillcats.

“(When I got here) I didn’t know if I’d even win three games,” McPherson said after the game. “To be somewhere as long as I have and to win 300, it’s a great accomplishment.”

McPherson...

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CHICKASHA – With a stunning 7-1 run to open the season, the Drover men’s basketball team finds itself nationally ranked for the first time in years.

The Drovers jumped from unranked in the preseason to their current spot at 14 in the latest NAIA poll, which was released Tuesday evening.

It is the first time the program has appeared on the rankings since finishing the 2002-03 season at No. 16.

USAO, which...

Brandon Cutler

CHICKASHA – The Drovers continue their home success on Saturday afternoon, defeating Northwood University 77-64.

The Drovers (7-1) have not lost yet at home. Their only loss was in overtime against No. 17 Texas Wesleyan.

On Saturday, the Drovers scored within the first minute and held the lead — which got up to 28 points in the second half — for the remainder of the game.

Brandon Cutler recorded his...

Norris Rumph

CHICKASHA – The Drovers secured a 4-0 start of the season with a three-point victory over NCAA Division II Oklahoma Christian on Saturday night at the USAO Fieldhouse.

The Drovers came out strong, immediately putting themselves in the lead. They held the lead, which got up to as much as nine points, until just two minutes before halftime when Oklahoma Christian pulled ahead.

At halftime, USAO was trailing 39-34. The...

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CHICKASHA – USAO’s Athletic Hall of Fame more than doubled on Saturday as USAO inducted the entire 2002 NAIA Men’s Basketball National Championship team into its Athletic Hall of Fame.

“For me, it was important for the whole team because it’s always going to be a team effort,” said Brisco McPherson, head coach and athletic director. “To get there and not win it in 2001, and then come back the next year and win it is just a...