69
TF 0
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6:30pm
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71
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22-10
ML: +230
TOLEDO -6.0, O/U 144.5
ML: -270
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TOLEDO

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Toledo survives scare, advances past Miami into MAC semis

CLEVELAND (AP) Jaelan Sanford scored 21 points, Luke Knapke added 16 and Toledo advanced to the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament by edging Miami (Ohio) 71-69 on Thursday night.

The Rockets (22-10) moved on only after Miami freshman guard Nike Sibande missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer in the final second.

The win could have been costly for No. 2 seed Toledo as Tre'Shaun Fletcher, the MAC's player of the year, limped off the floor favoring his left leg. Fletcher finished with 16 points and nine rebounds.

He'll have little time to get ready for Friday's semifinals, where Toledo will play No. 3 seed Eastern Michigan (21-11) in the second game. Top-seeded Buffalo plays defending champion Kent State in the other semifinal.

Toledo appeared on its way to an easy win, opening a 63-51 lead. However, Miami wouldn't go away and Sibande made a pair of 3s in 10 seconds to pull the RedHawks (16-17) within 70-69.

Sanford, who shot a league-best 89 percent from the line during the regular season, then split a pair of free throws to give Miami one last chance.

Sibande had a decent look from the top of the key, but his shot was just long, allowing the Rockets to escape.

The smooth Sibande led Miami with 20 points and Darrian Ringo had 19.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
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away team logo Miami (Ohio) 16-17 294069
home team logo Toledo 22-10 304171
Team Stats
away team logo Miami (Ohio) 16-17 77.7 PPG 40 RPG 13.4 APG
home team logo Toledo 22-10 83.0 PPG 44.7 RPG 17.9 APG
Key Players
1
N. Sibande 16.9 PPG 4.8 RPG 2.0 APG 43.0 FG%
13
J. Sanford 17.5 PPG 3.8 RPG 3.2 APG 45.6 FG%
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0 3PT FG% 0
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