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CHICKASHA – Facing tough Division II and top NAIA teams in pre-conference play has tested the Drover men’s basketball team early in the season, but senior Shavon Scott said it has been an opportunity to build and strengthen the team’s chemistry.

“The season is pretty rough right now, but we are only five, six games in, and it’s a long season,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to the conference because I’m pretty sure that we’ll...

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CHICKASHA – The Drovers struggled to overcome the tough NCAA Division II Southwestern OSU Bulldogs in a Saturday night game at the USAO Fieldhouse, dropping 75-68.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (1-4) shot 38.6 percent from the field in a game that saw the Drovers playing catch up nearly the entire 40 minutes despite the lead changing hands four times.

Three Drovers scored in double digits in the game....

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LANGSTON– After 15 seasons as an assistant at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Vinson Metcalf earned his inaugural win as a head coach of the Drovers’ men’s basketball program.

The Drovers won decisively with a 70-56 rout against Langston University on Tuesday evening at Langston.

With the inaugural win, Metcalf is happy with the result but understands this is just the beginning.

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CHICKASHA – Five USAO players scored in the double digits in the school’s home opener on Tuesday night against NCAA Division II Central Oklahoma.

Despite the high performances offensively, the Drovers (0-3) were not able to finish the game and dropped 91-86 in the last minutes of the game.

Throughout the game, the lead changed 12 times and the game was tied another 12 times. The Drovers shot nearly 45 percent from the...

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CHICKASHA– The Drovers fall to No. 2 LSU-Shreveport on the road Saturday night in a 93-83 fashion that saw the Drovers come close to catching the lead.

USAO (0-2) tied the score four times during the game, and the lead changed hands six times before the final buzzer sounded.

The leading scorer for the Drovers was newcomer Tyler Reynolds, who scored 24 points off the bench for the team. Along with his point value, he had six...

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CHICKASHA– USAO and NCAA Division II Northwestern Oklahoma State battled back in forth until the clock hit 00:00 in the Drovers’ season opener on Wednesday night in Alva.

The Drovers (0-1) and Rangers had a tale of two halves as USAO won the first half, and NWOSU chipped the Drovers lead and end up with the 80-77 advantage.

Shavon Scott, senior from Milwaukee, Wis., led the team with 17 points and was 5-for-14 shooting on the...

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CHICKASHA – A brand new season brings new excitement — and new expectations — for the Drover men’s basketball team while they transition with new coaches and a handful of newcomers.

Former assistant Vinson Metcalf took over the program this summer and is looking forward to his first season at the helm.

“My expectation is for us to be competitive and see what happens after that,” he said.

To help him lead the...

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CHICKASHA – A myriad of thoughts and emotions are running through the head of first-year USAO head men’s basketball coach Vinson Metcalf as the season nears.

“I’m just trying to be able to keep things going,” he said. “I’m going to put my own stamp on the program and try to continue the winning tradition, as I’ve said all along.”

With some key newcomers and a few returners to serve as the glue, Metcalf believes he and...

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CHICKASHA – As the air grows colder in Chickasha, residents know fall means one thing: Drover basketball.
Each year, crowds flock to the USAO Fieldhouse for USAO’s annual basketball pep rally, Drover Madness. The event promises to give fans the opportunity to meet the basketball teams while enjoying one of the most popular campus events of the year.

Madness is set for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the USAO Fieldhouse. The...

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CHICKASHA – The Sooner Athletic Conference coaches have picked the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma men’s basketball team to finish the season eighth in the conference, according to the preseason coaches’ poll released this week.

“I've never pay any attention to the pre-season ranking,” said Head Coach Vinson Metcalf, who is starting his first season at the helm of the program. “This conference from top to bottom is tough...