Clarksville, Ark.-The U of O men's basketball team picked up a 85-70 win over Hardin-Simmons University on Saturday in American Southwest Conference crossover play in Abilene, Texas.
The Eagles (1-2) scored 60 of their 85 points in the second half to pick up their first win of the year. Senior guard Reggie Brasfield triggered an explosive second half in which Ozarks outscored the Cowboys (1-2) 60-46 after holding just a 25-24 lead at intermission. Brasfield hit four consecutive three-pointers in the first five minutes of the second half to give the Eagles a comfortable lead. Brasfield, who nailed four-of-five three-pointers in the game, hit his four treys in a span of 2:18. The Eagles shot an impressive 62 percent from the field in the final 20 minutes of play, including making 7-of-12 three-pointers. Ozarks used a solid rotation of players in the game, outscoring the Cowboys’ bench 54-20. Junior forward Geoff Owens came off the bench to score a team-best 14 points. Brasfield ended the game with 12 points and freshman forward Mike Taylor added 10 points. Taylor, Shannon Scribner, Scott McCall and Tyler Field each had 4 rebounds. Ozarks takes on Mary-Hardin Baylor at home on December 4.