TOLEDO, Ohio -- Rian Pearson scored 29 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Toledo to a 60-52 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday night.
Toledo (11-10, 7-3 Mid-American Conference) extended its win streak to five games. The Rockets are now in a first place tie in the MAC's West Division with Western Michigan, which lost to Ball State 65-62 on Saturday.
Pearson recorded his second double-double of the season for Toledo, shooting 8 of 16 from the floor and 13 of 19 from the free throw line. Dominique Buckley finished with 13 points.
Eastern Michigan cut the Rockets' lead to 45-43 on Jalen Ross' 3-pointer with 3:59 left in the second half. But Toledo answered with a 3-pointer by Buckley and Pearson later made two free throws with 51 seconds remaining to give it a 53-46 advantage.
Daylen Harrison scored 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the Eagles (11-12, 4-5).
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