TOLEDO, Ohio -- Rian Pearson netted a career-high 30 points as Toledo topped Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 80-68 Wednesday night in a nonconference game.
Pearson hit 16 of 20 free-throw attempts, while going 6 of 9 from the field and 2 for 2 on 3-pointers. He also had eight rebounds.
Johnathan Jordan led the Islanders (1-4) with 22 points, including a 12 of 14 showing from the line.
The Rockets pulled away early to an 18-9 advantage on Reese Holliday's jumper with 11:44 left in the half and led 27-17 on Dominique Buckley's 3-pointer with 7:45 left. Richard Wonnell made a layup with 2 seconds left to give Toledo a 44-30 lead at the break.
Toledo extended the lead as large as 22 points, 59-37, in the second half.
Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski, who missed most of last season with a back injury, says he is returning for another year.
Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to the Badgers for his senior season.
Recruiting reporter Jeff Borzello has gotten grilled for his selections of underachieving and overachieving college basketball programs. He joins Phil Murphy to explain his rankings.
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