East Texas Baptist University 93, University of the Ozarks 78
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
Clarksville, Ark. - Mabee Gymnasium
University of the Ozarks (3-17, 1-12 ASC)
East Texas Baptist University (17-3, 11-2 ASC)
Just when it seemed the Eagles were about to turn the corner, East Texas Baptist answered with a 11-3 run to end the game and take a 93-78 victory Thursday night. Ozarks fought back from a 42-27 halftime deficit to pull within 82-75 with 3:40 remaining in the game, but the Eagles would commit back-to-back turnovers on their next possessions. Meanwhile, the Tigers drilled a trio of three-pointers in the final three minutes to secure the game. The Eagles would match the Tigers in the second half, scoring 51 points. In the game, the Tigers hit 47 percent from the field, while Ozarks made 41 percent. The Tigers had four players reach double figures and outrebounded the Eagles 51-36. Tim Turpin led Ozarks with 15 points.
ETBU hit 13 three-pointers and outrebounded the Eagles 51-36.
Play of the Game:
After the Eagles cut it to seven points with 3:40 left, ETBU closed out the game with a 11-3 run.
Freshman guard Ethan Bowman scored nine points, the second straight game he has been in the scoring column. Bowman joined the Eagles at semester and has played in two games.
Tim Turpin has reached double figures in scoring seven times this season.
The Eagles will be back in action Saturday at 2:00 p.m., where they will host their conference foe, the LeTourneau YellowJackets.