Toledo vs Kent State

Toledo 70, Kent St. 58

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KENT, Ohio (AP) - Rian Pearson scored 27 points with nine rebounds as Toledo pulled away early in the second half to defeat Kent State 70-58 Wednesday night in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.

Leading 28-25 at the break, the Rockets (5-7) opened the second half with a 15-4 burst that featured back-to-back 3-pointers by Dominique Buckley.

The Golden Flashes (9-6) got within three points twice, the last time at 57-54 with 3:46 left, but Nathan Boothe answered with a three-point play. After Mark Henniger's layup made it 60-56, Julius Brown and Pearson hit two free throws apiece en route to snapping Kent State's four-game winning streak.

Pearson, who came in as the conference's top scorer (19.2 points per game) made 10 of 19 field goals and 7 of 8 free throws. Buckley added 15 points and Boothe 10, while Brown had 10 assists.

Chris Evans' 20 points led the Golden Flashes.

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Toledo Rockets
M. Smith, F252-44-44049
N. Boothe, C264-72-370410
J. Brown, G372-133-361037
R. Pearson, G3610-197-890427
D. Buckley, G346-110-021415
R. Holliday221-10-02132
R. Wonnell110-00-01010
J. Lemons90-20-00010
Totals 25-5716-1837122470
 43.9%88.9% 
Kent State Golden Flashes
C. Evans, F385-148-1073220
M. Tabb, F202-50-04034
D. Goodson, F131-20-03132
K. Brewer, G352-81-23115
R. Holt, G332-155-621010
B. Pope283-64-581210
M. Henniger193-41-46057
K. Thomas120-00-02120
D. Manley10-20-00000
E. Morris Jr.10-00-00000
Totals 18-5619-273981858
 32.1%70.4% 
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EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Akron13-526-934
Ohio11-723-1281
Kent St.10-819-13124
Buffalo10-820-1591
Miami (Ohio)6-1213-20195
Bowling Green5-1316-18201
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Ball St.10-821-14179
C. Michigan10-817-16155
N. Illinois9-921-12136
E. Michigan9-918-15113
Toledo8-1017-15182
W. Michigan7-1113-19203
 
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