Toledo beats Eastern Michigan 78-67


YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Dominique Buckley scored 21 points on Saturday and Toledo clinched a share of the Mid-American West Division title by defeating Eastern Michigan 78-67.

The Rockets (15-13, 10-6) shared the MAC West crown with Western Michigan in their final game of the season. They are ineligible for postseason play due to low academic performance scores from the 2007-08 to the 2010-11 seasons.

Julius Brown had 19 points and 12 assists for Toledo. Rian Pearson scored 18 and Matt Smith had 12 points.

Derek Thompson led the Eagles (14-17, 7-9) with 25 points. Glenn Bryant had 15 points and eight rebounds and J.R. Sims scored 13 points.

Eastern Michigan led 18-6 early and still held a 35-31 lead at halftime. The Rockets took control with a 21-2 burst in the second half and led by double digits for the last 13 minutes.

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