Rhodes College 95, University of the Ozarks 90 (OT)
Records: University of the Ozarks (0-1), Rhodes College (1-0)
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
Memphis, Tennesee | Mallory Gymansium
Bryson Johnson made the go-ahead layup with under a minute to go in regulation and Ethan Bowman hit a pair of clutch free throws with ten ticks left to put the Eagles in front 81-78, but Rhodes nailed a three-pointer as the buzzer expired to send the game into overtime and eventually took a 95-90 win. Bowman would drill a three-pointer to bring the score to 90-91 with 25 seconds left in overtime, but Rhodes hit four free throws with under 15 seconds to play to secure the game. Rhodes led 37-35 at the half and neither team could take control of the second half. For the game, the Eagles hit 42 percent from the field, while Rhodes made 41 percent. The Eagles outrebounded the Lynx 45-35.
Rhodes College sent the game into overtime with a three-pointer at the buzzer and then fought off the Eagles late with four free throws to seal the game.
The Eagles had five players in double figures in scoring. Ten players were in the scoring column.
Transfer Cordy Winston scored 16 points in his regular season debut to lead the Eagles.
The Eagle outrebounded Rhodes 45-35.
Bryson Johnson, Ethan Bowman, Cory Wilhelm, Lance Gardner, Cordy Winston
The Eagles will travel to Conway for an exhibition game against University of Central Arkansas November 12.