Scores

Final

Toledo 70

(5-7, 1-0 MAC)

Kent State 58

(9-6, 0-1 MAC)

7:00 PM ET, January 9, 2013

Memorial A & C Center, Kent, Ohio

1 2 T
TOL 28 4270
KENT 25 3358

Top Performers

Toledo: R. Pearson 27 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Kent State: C. Evans 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Toledo 70, Kent St. 58

Associated Press

KENT, Ohio -- 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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Team Stat Comparison

 
TOL
KENT
Points 70 58
FG Made-Attempted 25-57 (.439) 18-56 (.321)
3P Made-Attempted 4-14 (.286) 3-19 (.158)
FT Made-Attempted 16-18 (.889) 19-27 (.704)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 14 6

2012-13 Season

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