Scores

Final

McNeese State 66

(11-14, 5-9 Southland)

Toledo 79

(13-11, 8-4 MAC)

    2:00 PM ET, February 23, 2013

    Savage Arena, Toledo, Ohio

    1 2 T
    MCNS 22 4466
    TOL 35 4479

    Top Performers

    Mcneese St: J. Mitchell 18 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast

    Toledo: R. Pearson 21 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Toledo 79, McNeese St. 66

    Associated Press

    TOLEDO, Ohio -- Rian Pearson registered his third double-double in his last four games with 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead Toledo past McNeese State 79-66 Saturday in nonconference play.

    The Rockets (13-11), of the Mid-American Conference, have won two straight and seven of their last eight games.

    Leading 17-16, the Rockets surged ahead with a 16-4 spurt that began with four 3-pointers, two by Matt Smith.

    Toledo took its biggest lead, at 66-42, before the Cowboys (11-14) closed the gap to 11 with 4:26 left. Pearson converted a three-point play and a layup to end the threat.

    Smith and Reese Holliday added 13 points apiece for the Rockets, while Dominique Buckley and Julius Brown scored 10 apiece. Brown also tied his career high with 11 assists to register his third career double-double.

    Jeremie Mitchell's 18 points led McNeese State, of the Southland Conference, which saw its two-game winning streak end.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MCNS
    TOL
    Points 66 79
    FG Made-Attempted 24-56 (.429) 28-57 (.491)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-19 (.368) 8-18 (.444)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-21 (.524) 15-18 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 24

    2012-13 Season

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