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CHICKASHA– It has been four years since the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (4-5, 1-0) nabbed a victory over John Brown University (3-7, 0-1), but today the Drovers prevailed with a 68-59 victory to grab the upset.

An explosive second half made the difference for the Drovers as they outscored the visiting Golden Eagles 41-27 in route to the nine point victory.

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CHICKASHA – In the final tune up before conference play, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (3-5) tried to snap the four-game winning streak of the Friends Lady Falcons (6-2) ranked No. 13 in the NAIA Division II poll.

In the end, the Drovers tried to exact revenge for an early season loss but turnovers caused the Lady Falcons to make it five straight with a 66-47 victory.

The Drovers gave up the ball 32 times, which...

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CHICKASHA – The powerful No. 24 Langston Lions proved too much for the Drovers in a 40-minute battle on Thursday night at the USAO Fieldhouse, taking the 80-63 victory after trailing for 30 minutes.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (3-4) had an early lead off the Lions and led by as much as 13 points in 13 minutes. Langston (6-0) put on the pressure in the second half to score 46 and take the ultimate lead with 13...

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CHICKASHA – The Drovers (3-3) grabbed a near 30-point victory in their Tuesday night home game against Bacone College (0-1), topping the Lady Warriors 78-51 thanks to strong shooting and aggressive rebounding.

Bacone got on an early run and had a nine-point lead four minutes into the game, but within another five minutes, the Drovers tied it up and took their first — and last — lead of the game.

By halftime, the...

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CHICKASHA– With a tough game the previous night, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (2-3) fell on Saturday evening to host team Oklahoma Wesleyan in the weekend classic.

The final score was 72-52 in the favor of the Lady Eagles, but the game was close after the first 20 minutes with six ties and three lead changes. At halftime, the Drovers were only down by one point and had a five-point lead early in the first half.

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CHICKASHA – Despite strong shooting and solid rebounding, the Drovers (2-2) struggled against Indiana Wesleyan (4-1) in the Oklahoma Wesleyan tournament on Friday afternoon, dropping 48-62.

For the game, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma shot well, sinking nearly 48 percent on Friday, and out-rebounded the Wildcats 30-26.

The advantage the Wildcats exploited was beyond the arc, securing 10 three-pointers compared to...

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CHICKASHA – The Chickasha Emergency Food Pantry will be getting a hefty donation from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma after the fifth annual Turkey Classic on Thursday night.

In all, USAO collected 262 canned food items and an additional $156 to donate to the Emergency Food Pantry. It was the most collected in the five years of the drive, said Nancy Hughes, dean of students.

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CHICKASHA– The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (2-1) heading into halftime with the lead, it was the visiting Friends University (2-1) who used 31-point second half to grab the 60-48 victory.

USAO held a 34-29 advantage heading into the break before letting the Lady Falcons back into the game to hand the Drovers the first loss of the season.

Mahogany Nelms...

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CHICKASHA – The Drovers (2-0) continue their early-season success as they defeated their second opponent in a row in a Friday evening game at the USAO Fieldhouse.

In the game, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma traded baskets with Central Baptist (2-2) for the first 10 minutes before securing their final lead. The Drovers won 57-36 in the end.


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CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma women’s basketball team started their season with a 90-80 win in a Friday evening home contest against the University of Saint Mary.

It was USAO’s first true home since 2007.

The game went back-and-forth for the first 15 minutes before USAO was able to pull ahead, entering halftime with an 11-point lead, a lead they extended to 18 at one point in the second...