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).
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.