University of Dallas 60, University of the Ozarks 56
Records: University of the Ozarks (1-3), University of Dallas (3-2)
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
Irving, Texas | Maher Center
University of Dallas held off the Eagles late in the game to edge Ozarks 60-56 Thursday night in non-conference play. Entering the fourth quarter, Ozarks trailed 46-39, but battled back to pull within 57-56 on Cassie Emerson's jumper with 40 seconds remaining. The Crusaders then sank three free throws and kept Ozarks off the board the rest of the way. The Eagles trailed 33-20 at halftime, but outscored the Crusaders 19-13 in the third quarter. Emerson finished with a team-best 19 points. Ozarks hit only 3-of-26 from the three-point line, while the Crusaders made just 1-of-14.
University of Dallas hit three free throws with under 30 seconds left to keep Ozarks from completing a comeback.
Freshman forward Cassie Emerson scored a career-high 19 points to lead Ozarks. Emerson has reached double figures in three of Ozarks' four games.
Both teams combined to hit just 4-of-40 (10%) from the three-point line.
Hailey Ostrander, Savannah Kate Smith, Diamond Goodwyn, Cassie Emerson, Anisha Johnson
The Eagles will open American Southwest Conference play against UT-Tyler December 2.