A late 3-pointer gave the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma men's basketball team a home win Wednesday.
Dylan Causwell's 3-point basket with just a few seconds left on the clock was the difference in USAO's 86-84 win over Randall University at Drover Fieldhouse in Chickasha. He finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the win and was one of four USAO players to reach double-figure scoring in the victory.
No matter how many times the Drovers looked to pull away in the game, the Saints continued to fight back. The Saints managed to erase a double-digit deficit and grab an 82-75 advantage late in the second half.
The 13th-ranked Drovers led RU by 12 in the second half before falling behind by seven.
USAO went to the second half with a 39-33 lead over the Saints and quickly extended its lead to double digits with the first five points of the second half. A 3-point basket by Stephon Hall and two free throws from Trenton Sandifer gave the Drovers a 44-33 advantage.
But the Saints continued to hang around, scoring the game's next eight points to cut their deficit to just three points.
With the Drovers' lead down to just two, Jaden Causwell scored seven of his 11 points and led a 10-0 scoring run with seven points in a row to give the Drovers a 64-52 advantage.
RU was able to claw its way back once again, outscoring the Drovers 30-11 to go up 82-75 with 1:46 left in the game. The Drovers then hit three long-range shots as part of an 11-2 run to close out the game.
USAO trailed 84-80 when Hall knocked in a trey just prior to the game-winning 3-point shot. Hall went 4 of 8 from long range and ended up leading the Drovers in scoring with 23 points.
Cameron Hines ended the game with 14 points. He helped the Drovers go to halftime with a lead, scoring 12 of those 14 points in the first 20 minutes of the game.
USAO ended up shooting 45.2 percent from the field in the win, making 28 shots on 62 attempts.
The Drovers outscored the Saints 32-16 in the paint and got 24 points off the bench. The Saints' bench finished with 11 points.