Sanford, Navigato combine for 39, Toledo gets 7th win
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Jaelan Sanford and Nate Navigato combined for 39 points to help Toledo garner its fifth straight win, beating Cleveland State 80-67 on Saturday afternoon.
Toledo (7-1) will host Detroit Mercy on Wednesday evening. Toledo's only loss was to Horizon League preseason-favorite Wright State 84-74 on Nov. 14.
Sanford had 20 points with six rebounds and four assists. Navigato drilled 5 of 8 from long range to total 19 points. Willie Jackson added 16 while grabbing 11 rebounds and Chris Darrington chipped in 13 points, making 7 of 7 from the line.
The Rockets roared out to a 41-29 halftime advantage. Cleveland State rallied in the second half to close to 52-49 after Tyree Appleby completed a 3-point play midway in the final half. Toledo gradually pulled away to lead 74-62 following Navigato's fifth trey with 3:25 remaining.
Appleby led Cleveland State (2-7) with 19 points.
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