SHAWNEE – With a big second-half from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma ended up falling short in the last second as the Drovers dropped on the road at Oklahoma Baptist.
The Drovers (8-10, 5-6) had a 41-point second half to get the game within one score, but the Bison maintained their 70-68 edge on Saturday.
Leading scorer for the Drovers was Jahseth Lloyd, who continues his 18-plus point streak with 24 points on 8-for-18 shooting on the night. He went 8-for-9 at the free throw line and had 12 rebounds to give him this third double-double of the season.
Shavon Scott and David Tucker, Jr., each scored 11 points on the evening.
Deng Aguoc grabbed 11 rebounds for his first double digit rebound day of his Drover career.
The game started off as an uphill climb for the Drovers, who found themselves trailing by as much as 15 in the first half. But not content with the score, the Drovers came out strong in the final 20 minutes to cut to one within the last few minutes of the game.
It came down to 0.2 seconds when Shavon Scott missed his second free throw to try and grab the rebound, but it hit the rim to start the clock before getting another shot off.
The next game for the Drovers is on Thursday as they face No. 4 Southwestern Assemblies of God at home in the annual Pink Out Cancer game. Tip-off is at 8 p.m. Fans from both schools are encouraged to wear pink as a united front against cancer.
Drovers Against Cancer will host the game, which will feature a special celebration for survivors and caregivers. The organization also will be selling tickets to raffle off signed team pictures of both USAO teams in their pink gear.