Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks men's basketball team shot just 38 percent from the field and had 26 turnovers in a 110-80 loss to McMurry University in American Southwest Conference play in Abilene, Texas, on Saturday.
Ozarks (6-6, 6-3) trailed 53-40 at the half and struggled from the field in the second half. The Eagles hit a respectable 6-of-11 of their three-point attempts in the first half, but made only 4-of-13 in the second half. Overall, Ozarks shot 34 percent from the floor in the final twenty minutes of play. McMurry (8-4, 7-2) shot 51 percent from the field in the game and were never really threatened as they held a double-digit lead throughout the second half. Four players for Ozarks scored in double figures. Scott McCall led the team with 14 points and shot 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. Habeeb Kareem followed with 12 points and Ted Beard and Jacob Sibley scored 11 points each. Josh Joyner led the team with 12 rebounds. The Eagles remain in second place in the ASC East division. Ozarks travels to Tyler, Texas, to face UT-Tyler on January 12 and Richardson, Texas, to face UT-Dallas on January 14.