TOLEDO, Ohio -- Rian Pearson scored 22 points on Saturday and Toledo beat Coppin State 85-66 to win its 12th straight, matching its best season start since 1966-67.
Justin Drummond opened the game with a 3-pointer for Toledo (12-0) and the Rockets never trailed, taking a 44-24 lead into halftime on a 16-2 run. Pearson scored 15 in the half and Toledo outshot Coppin State (4-8) 51.6 percent (16 of 31) to 33.3 percent (10 of 30).
Coppin State stiffened in the second half, cashing in on turnovers to cut Toledo's lead to 13 at 4:59 on a jumper by Daquan Brickhouse. But Toledo let the Eagles get no closer, pulling away by 20 at 2:06 on a 3-pointer by Julius Brown.
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.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|