Manchester University 86, University of the Ozarks 72
Records: Manchester University (2-9), University of the Ozarks (3-8)
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Tournament
Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017
Atlanta, Ga. | Dorough Gymansium
Despite making 50 percent of its shots and outrebounding its opponent, Ozarks dropped a 86-72 decision against Manchester (Ind.) Saturday in Oglethorpe's Holiday Inn Express and Suites Tournament. Manchester benefitted from hitting eight three-pointers in the first half to hold a 42-27 margin at the break. The Eagles held the lead at the 13:26 mark of the first half on Joey Hall's jump shot, but couldn't sustain it as Manchester scored ten straight points before Ozarks scored again. Manchester then went on to control the second although Ozarks did climb within 65-59 with 8:10 remaining. Dylan Gray led Ozarks with 22 points. Zach Bobo was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Manchester committed 12 turnovers, while Ozark had 22 miscues.
Dylan Gray led the team in scoring for the eighth time this season. He had 22 points in the loss.
Clay Conley made his first start of the season and scored 10 points.
Zach Bobo was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Dylan Gray, Tim Turpin, Reno Dupor, Clay Conley, Zach Bobo
The Eagles will travel to Alpine, Texas, to face Sul Ross State University January 4 and Brownwood, Texas, to take on Howard Payne University January 6.