Sul Ross State Fights Off Eagles' Chances With Free Throw Performance

Skyler Barnes came off the bench to score 11 points in a loss against Sul Ross State.

GAME DETAILS
Sul Ross State University 82, University of the Ozarks 73
Records: University of the Ozarks (3-11, 2-4 ASC), Sul Ross State University (7-8, 2-4 ASC)
Saturday, January 5, 2018
Clarksville, Ark. | Mabee Gymnasium

THE BASICS
The Eagles hung around the entire game but could never take the lead from the hot-shooting Sul Ross State Lobos as Ozarks fell 82-73 in American Southwest Conference action Saturday. Sul Ross State hit 23-of-26 (88%) from the free throw line to hold off the Eagles' comeback chances. The Eagles scored first for their only lead of the game. The Eagles played the Lobos tough, cutting the deficit to 27-25 with three minutes left in the first half. Sul Ross held a narrow 34-37 halftime advantage. In the second half when the Eagles seemed to close the gap, Sul Ross would respond with clutch free throws. The Lobos were 20-of-22 from the free throw line in the second half. Lance Gardner posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

LEADERS
Scoring - Lance Gardner (13)
Rebounding - Lance Gardner (10)
Assists - Bryson Johnson (4)

KEY STATISTICS
Sul Ross State hit 23-of-26 (88%) from the free throw line to hold off the Eagles' comeback chances.

NOTABLES
Lance Gardner posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. It was his second double-double of the season.

OZARKS STARTERS
Bryson JohnsonEthan BowmanZach BoboKelvin KnightLance Gardner

UP NEXT
The Eagles will travel to Belhaven and Louisiana College - January 10 and January 12.