Birmingham, Ala.-Birmingham-Southern College drilled eight three-pointers in the first half and then added five more in the second half to hand the Eagles a 103-80 setback Friday night in the Black Tie Tournament.
Birmingham-Southern (2-0) marched out to a 13-4 lead after 14:29 minutes of play in the first half. But Bryton Flint completed a three-point play and Ozarks (1-1) hit back-to-back three-pointers to take a 16-15 lead. A Marcus Bobb layup gave Ozarks a 20-15 advantage with 11:16 to go in the half. That was when the Panthers reeled off a 26-12 run over the next seven minutes. Birmingham-Southern hit five three-pointers during that stretch, with three of those coming from Kevin Kegarise. The Panthers would then go into the half with a 52-39 lead.
The Panthers opened the second half with a shot from long-range and hit three more within the first four minutes of play to extend their lead to 66-46. A Flint three at the 12:11 mark put Ozarks within 71-58, but that would be as close as it could get. Birmingham-Southern ended the night hitting 13-of-29 (44%) from the three-point line.
Flint scored a team-high 20 points. Bobb followed with 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the floor. Ronnie Dodd added 11 points.
Ozarks will face Berry College tomorrow at 5:00 p.m.