Clinton, Miss.-Junior forward Marcus Bobb hit the go-ahead basket with 2:38 left in the game to help secure a big 77-71 road win against Mississippi College in American Southwest Conference play Saturday.
It was the first victory at Mississippi College in program history. The Eagles (5-12, 3-11 ASC) hit a solid 53 percent from the field in the first half behind Ronnie Dodd’s 7-of-11 performance from the field. Dodd pumped in 16 first half points to push Ozarks to a 38-30 halftime lead. Dodd hit a shot with 35 seconds left in the half and then drilled a three-pointer with one second left.
Mississippi College (3-12, 2-10 ASC) slowly chipped away at Ozarks second half lead and eventually tied the contest, 56-56, with 9:15 left. But Bobb took over from there scoring 12 points during a seven-minute span to put Ozarks back in control. The Choctaws got it to 73-71 with 46 seconds left, but Dodd scored on an inside shot on Ozarks next possession.
Dodd led Ozarks with 23 points. Bobb scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Andrew Cummings scored 12 points and Joshua Clark added 10 points.
Ozarks will travel to East Texas Baptist January 26.