Upset Minded Eagles Steal Road Win

January 20, 2009
By cnp
Posted in Athletics

Clarksville, Ark.-Tony Brock sank a pair of three throws with 18 seconds left to help the Eagles upset No. 20 UT-Dallas, 68-66, in American Southwest Conference play Monday night in Richardson, Texas.

Ozarks improves to 8-8 overall and 6-5 in ASC play and will travel to Tyler, Texas, to face UT-Tyler January 24.

With the Eagles up 64-63 with 3:48 remaining, the Comets (14-2, 9-2) answered with a jumper to go up one point a minute later. The Comets then forced a turnover on Ozarks next possession, but the Eagles returned the favor when Chris Williams stole the ball and converted it into a layup. After exchanging shots, the Comets again turned the ball over and fouled Brock with 18 ticks on the clock. Brock, who went 4-for-4 from the free throw line in the game, calmly hit the game-winners.

Williams helped the Eagles hold a 29-28 halftime lead by hitting 3-of-4 from the three-point line and scoring 11 points. Behind Williams, the Eagles never let go of the lead in the first half. In the second half, Colby Woolverton and Brock gave Ozarks a six point lead, their largest of the game, on a pair of occasions with less than seven minutes to play.

Williams scored a game-high 23 points. Brock ended with 12 points. Tony Daniels added 11 points.