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The Student News Site of University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

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The Student News Site of University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

The Trend

Darrick Matthews uses one of his limited timeouts to bring his team together during the NCAA academy.

Matthews Coaches Top Talent at NCAA Academy

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief August 18, 2023

Darrick Matthews, USAO’s head women’s basketball coach, was selected to coach at the 2023 NCAA College Basketball Academy in Memphis, Tennessee in late July. Matthews said he was honored to be part...

Senior guard, Langston Gaither shoots over his defender in a game earlier this season.

Francis’ Eighth Season Concludes in SAC Quarterfinals

Preston Palm, Contributing Writer March 13, 2023

USAO’s men’s basketball season came to a close on February 23rd in a close loss against Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU). While the season ended in disappointment, there were a lot...

Jessica Palmer, one of USAOs senior players, puts up a free throw in a game earlier in the season.

Comets Shoot Past Drovers in First Round

Preston Palm, Contributing Writer March 8, 2023

USAO (23-7, 17-5 SAC) entered the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championship tournament as the #7 seed. The Drovers played their first-round matchup against #10 seeded Mayville State University (MSU)...

In the first half against SAGU, Cejay Mann drives to the basket looking to score.

A Battle from Behind the Arc

Preston Palm, Contributing Writer February 24, 2023

The Drovers entered Thursday’s game as the #4 seed in the SAC tournament, riding a three-game win streak. USAO’s opponent tonight was the #5 seed Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU). USAO...

Diaka Berete shoots over her SCU defender, while her teammate, Lainey Morrow, posts up against her defender.

Eagles Fly Away with First Round Victory

Preston Palm, Contributing Writer February 24, 2023

The women's SAC basketball tournament kicked off Thursday, February 23rd, with USAO entering the night as the #3 seed in the tournament. The Drovers were matched up against the #6 seed, Southwestern Christian...

Tahlia Sloan-Casey, one of three seniors honored, shoots over her CCC defender on Senior Day.

Drovers Sweep Senior Day (Photo Essay)

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2023

USAO hosted their final home game of the season Saturday afternoon against Central Christian College (CCC). Saturday was also Senior Day to honor six seniors within the basketball program including, Zaria...

Coach Darrick Matthews brings his team together during a timeout to spark a comeback rally.

Lions Roar; Drovers Remain Silent (Photo Essay)

Paul Tointigh, Managing Editor February 10, 2023

Thursday night, USAO hosted Langston University, as the campus honored President John Feaver and the rest of the USAO staff and faculty. USAO's women, ranked #18 in the National Association of Intercollegiate...

Samkelo Cele jumps to shoot over the arm of his MACU defender late in the game.

USAO Men Snap Six-Game Losing Streak (Photo Essay)

Laura Barrios Bardi, Contributing Photographer February 3, 2023

USAO's basketball teams hosted an eventful night against Mid-American Christian University (MACU). The women fell to MACU 77-56 to etch their third loss of the season into their record. On the other hand,...

USAOs bench leaps out of their seats to cheer on their teammates.

Palmer’s Three-Pointers Propel Drovers (Photo Essay)

Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief January 16, 2023

Saturday night presented two tense matchups as USAO hosted Wayland Baptist University (WBU) for another round of conference play. USAO’s women hoped to maintain their near perfect record (16-1, 10-1...

Senior Samkelo Cele sprints down the court attempting to get past OPSU defenders on Thursday night.

Drovers Sent the Aggies Packing (Photo Essay)

Laura Barrios Bardi, Contributing Photographer January 14, 2023

Thursday night as USAO resumed school for the spring trimester, the Drovers rallied together against Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU). The women's basketball team looked to keep their near perfect...

Senior Gerard Makuntae blocked the ball from an attempted layup by UNT-Dallas, he finished the game with four total blocks.

Drovers Go Down to the Wire (Photo Essay)

Laura Barrios Bardi, Contributing Photographer December 5, 2022

The Drover's fieldhouse had an electrifying energy in the conference match-ups against UNT-Dallas Saturday, December 3rd. The women's basketball team kept their win streak alive and extended it to nine...

Coach Matthews shares his excitement with Diaka Berete, the highest scoring player  in the womens game.

Drovers are Undefeated in Conference Play (Photo Essay)

Emily Loughridge, Managing Editor November 21, 2022

USAO’s men’s and women's basketball teams hosted the Oklahoma City University (OCU) Stars at the Drover Fieldhouse Saturday evening. The women came into the game boasting the best start in program...

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