Belhaven University 72, University of the Ozarks 70
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
Jackson, Miss. | Heidelberg Gymnasium
University of the Ozarks (4-21, 2-16 ASC)
Belhaven University (4-21, 4-14 ASC)
Belhaven sank a pair of free throws with eight seconds remaining to secure a 72-70 win over the Eagles Saturday in the conference regular season finale. Ozarks did have the last shot, but came up empty. The Eagles held the lead for most of the fourth quarter, including owning a 68-61 advantage with 3:12 left in the game. But Belhaven ended the final 2:31 on a 9-0 run. Belhaven owned a narrow 35-34 halftime lead. Hailey Ostrander led Ozarks with 18 points.
Belhaven shot 55 percent from the field in the second half and hit a pair of clutch free throws with eight seconds left in the game. Belhaven ended the final 2:31 on a 9-0 run.