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Western Michigan Beats Toledo To Win 2014 MAC Tournament

Western Michigan defeated Toledo by a final score of 98-77 to win the 2014 MAC Tournament. David Brown was named Tournament MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Shayne Whittington, Rian Pearson, Julius Brown and Nick Kellogg.
Via RealGM
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo beats Eastern Michigan 59-44 in MAC semis

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Rian Pearson scored 18 points, Justin Drummond hit a big 3-pointer down the stretch and Toledo moved into the Mid-American Conference tournament championship with a 59-44 win over Eastern Michigan on Friday night. The second-seeded Rockets (27-5) will play top-seed Western Michigan in Saturday's title game for the MAC's automatic spot in the NCAA field. The teams...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bold move has paid off for Toledo, Pearson

CLEVELAND - Sometimes, big-shot high school star goes off to college with big dreams and big visions, and it just doesn't click. Said big shot packs his bags, takes some time to reflect and needs a new start. It was kind of like that with Rian Pearson. Except it wasn't. "It didn't click with Rian right away," Toledo coach Tod Kowalczyk said, "and that&...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pearson lifts Toledo past Bowling Green 60-58

Rian Pearson's jumper with 5 seconds to play gave Toledo a 60-58 win over Bowling Green on Thursday night, moving the Rockets into a first-place tie with Western Michigan in the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. Toledo (22-4, 10-3) opened up a 19-point lead when Julius Brown hit a 3 with 17:13 remaining. Bowling Green then went on a 25-7 run to make it 49-48 with 8:26...
Via Associated Press
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pearson leads Toledo over Ohio 82-76

Rian Pearson scored 29 points and Toledo defeated Ohio 82-76 Wednesday night. The victory kept the Rockets (21-3, 9-2) atop the Mid-American Conference's West Division while Ohio (17-7, 7-4) dropped into second place in the East behind co-leaders Akron and Buffalo. The Rockets had lost at Ohio 95-90 in overtime on Feb. 1. Pearson hit 12 of 18 shots for his 29 points, one short...
Via Associated Press
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo stacking up wins, unfazed by 'other stuff'

TOLEDO, Ohio -- There's still a lot of season left and there are still obstacles of both the foreseeable and unpredictable variety to overcome. Toledo has a pretty good darn good basketball team, one that looks good enough to overcome a bunch of them. One that looks like it's capable of winning bigger games and bigger prizes from here. The Rockets haven't yet cracked...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo loses first game, 93-83 to No. 16 Kansas

Toledo guard Rian Pearson estimated he had about 20 friends and family members at Allen Fieldhouse for his team's matchup against No. 16 Kansas on Monday night. He had played in the storied venue once before in AAU basketball, but the native of the Kansas City suburb of Rayton, Mo., was playing his first college game in the storied venue. Toledo nearly gave Pearson a happy homecoming...
Via Associated Press
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Pearson scores 30, Toledo rolls past Detroit 91-75

Rian Pearson poured in 30 points, sank five 3-pointers and hauled in eight rebounds to lead Toledo past Detroit 91-75 Wednesday night. The Rockets (7-0) used an early 17-0 run ignited by a jumper and a three-point play from Nathan Boothe, and Pearson netted four 3-pointers in the first half to help Toledo coast to a 56-39 advantage at the break. They shot 52.7 percent for the game...
Via Associated Press
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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