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).
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.