TOLEDO, Ohio -- Julius Brown scored 18 points and dished out 11 assists to lead four Toledo players in double figures as the Rockets topped Florida A&M 79-69 Monday night.
After Reggie Lewis hit a jumper to pull Florida A&M (1-3) within two, 54-52, with 10:15 remaining, the Rockets reeled off a 10-2 run, extending their lead to 64-54 just under two minutes later. The biggest lead by either team prior to that point was a 21-16 advantage for Florida A&M with around 7 minutes to play in the first half. Justin Drummond scored five points in the Toledo (3-0) spurt.
Ryan Pearson scored 18 points, Drummond added 16 and Nathan Booth had 10 for the Rockets.
Jamie Adams paced the Rattlers with 18 points, hitting 5 of 7 3-point shots.
Brown scored nine points in the final 5:37 of the first half to give Toledo a 42-40 edge at the break.
NCAA title game hero Kris Jenkins said he will withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return to Villanova for his senior season.
Andy Katz breaks down the likelihood of Villanova, Syracuse, North Carolina or Oklahoma making a run to the Final Four next season.
Florida State has announced that Xavier Rathan-Mayes will return to the court for his junior season. The 6-foot-4 guard declared for the NBA draft last month but did not hire an agent.
|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|