Illinois College Tournament
University of the Ozarks 94, Principia College 90 (OT)
Records: University of the Ozarks (2-1), Principia College (0-2)
Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
Jacksonville, Ill. | Sherman Gymnasium
A pair of missed free throws by Principia with two seconds remaining in regulation allowed the Eagles to extend the game and then grind out a 94-90 victory in the Illinois College Tournament. The Eagles trailed the majority of the overtime before Dylan Gray hit the go-ahead bucket with 1:04 remaining to secure the game. Ozarks held a 38-34 halftime lead behind a 53 percent shooting effort from the floor. The game went back-and-forth in the second half with Ozarks hitting 50 percent from the field and Principia hitting 66 percent. Skyler Barnes would drill four three-pointers in the second half. Ozarks hit 14-of-28 from the three-point line in the game, with four starters making at least two. Barnes made 5-of-6 from beyond the arc, while Gray nailed 4-of-6 in the contest.
COACH CARRUTHERS QUOTE
"It was a great team win against a very talented Principia team. I'm proud of the way the guys responded. They played for each other. They also hit some timely shots."
DYLAN GRAY QUOTE
"Our defense won the game tonight. Hopefully, we can carry that momentum into our next game after Thanksgiving break."
SKYLER BARNES QUOTE
"We were very efficient in finding the open shooters and then knocking those shots down. It was definitely a great team win tonight."
Scoring - Dylan Gray (25)
Rebounding - Skyler Barnes, Dylan Gray (8)
Assists - Bryson Johnson (8)
The Eagles outrebounded their third straight opponent (34-32) and hit 14-of-28 from the three-point line.
Dylan Gray and Skyler Barnes made the All-Tournament Team.
Barnes made 5-of-6 from beyond the arc, while Gray nailed 4-of-6.
Bryson Johnson scored 16 points, dished out eight assists and recorded three steals.
Dylan Gray, Skyler Barnes, Cory Wilhelm, Bryson Johnson, Joey Hall
The Eagles will travel to Conway to play Hendrix College November 28.