Oglethorpe University 96, University of the Ozarks 75
Records: Oglethorpe University (6-4), University of the Ozarks (3-7)
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Tournament
Friday, Dec. 29, 2017
Atlanta, Ga. | Dorough Gymansium
Oglethorpe established a 51-40 halftime lead and then held off the Eagles in the second half to claim a 96-75 win in the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Tournament in Atlanta. Oglethorpe shot 51 percent from the field in the game to keep Ozarks at bay. The Eagles climbed within 54-51 early in the second half on Tim Turpin's basket. But that would be as close as the Eagles would get. The Eagles made another second half run to pull within 70-65 at the 8:06 mark. However, Oglethorpe responded with a run to eventually develop a double digit lead. Zach Bobo and Tim Turpin led Ozarks with 19 points apiece.
Oglethorpe shot 51 percent from the field in the game.
The freshman duo of Zach Bobo and Tim Turpin scored 19 points each to lead Ozarks. Both hit eight field goals, including two three-pointers.
Ozarks outrebounded its opponent 37-34.
Dylan Gray, Tim Turpin, Reno Dupor, Joey Hall, Zach Bobo
The Eagles will play Manchester tomorrow in the tournament.