TOLEDO ROCKETS NEWS

Brown, Toledo pull away to beat Florida A&M 79-69

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...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Toledo Rockets: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

The Northern Illinois Huskies will take on the Toledo Rockies on Wednesday night in a match-up of two MAC schools. No. 16 Northern Illinois (10-0) will be looking to remain unbeaten when they travel to play against Toledo. (7-3) Coverage of the game between Northern Illinois and Toledo will air on ESPN2 beginning at 8:00 pm ET from the Glass Bowl in Toledo, OH.  Northern Illinois...
Via Tireball.com
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Toledo Rockets unveil “Power in Pink” uniform for NIU game

It appears the Toledo Rockets were unaware that last month was Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  For their game on Wednesday night against Northern Illinois, they unveiled their “Power in Pink” uniforms.  The jerseys are a pretty cool design, making sure to incorporate plenty of Breast Cancer Awareness ribbons to make up the pink parts of the uniform and even putting them on...
Via Diehardsport
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Under Armour Toledo Rockets 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Uniforms

For their game tonight against the Northern Illinois Huskies, the Toledo Rockets will sport breast cancer awareness uniforms from Under Armour. Toledo will auction game-worn jerseys online following the game with proceeds supporting the Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center. {gallery}2013toledobreastcancer{/gallery} Follow us on Twitter @mobettershoes. You can follow Ian on Twitter...
Via Mo Better Shoes
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

College Football: Northern Illinois and Toledo

Morning Kids Northern Illinois is putting their perfect season on the line against Toledo, being played in Toledo, Ohio Toledo is wearing - Blue Helmets with the Pink Cancer ribbon, and  blue with pink trim jerseys. Northern Illinois is wearing White jerseys, with dark Helmets. Orange trim ***FIRST QUARTER** Northern Illinois – 7 and Toledo – 3 13:34 – James Spencer...
Via In The Neutral Zone
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Toledo can't solve N. Illinois again in 35-17 loss

Toledo has seen enough of Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch. The Huskies' quarterback continued his mastery over the Rockets, running for three touchdowns and 161 yards in a 35-17 victory over the Rockets on Wednesday night. It was the fourth straight win for the Huskies over the Rockets, who have dominated just about everyone else in the Mid-American Conference. Toledo, with a...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Toledo lineman suplexes his own running back for 1st down

Toledo Rockets offensive lineman Greg Mancz suplexed his own running back to help him gain a 1st down against Northern Illinois last night.  It wasn’t as epic as the fake punt for a touchdown complete with a hurdle on Tuesday night, but MACtion continues to be must-see TV. [SB Nation]
Via Diehardsport
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Toledo Offensive Lineman Helps Running Back Get First Down!

Wednesday night the Toledo Rockets had the unenviable task of trying to slow down the most under-appreciated Heisman candidate in the game--Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch. To just expect the defense to do so would be unrealistic; they needed the offense to pitch in as well.  Lynch can't score if he doesn't have the ball.That was easier said than done, but no one will ever be...
Via FatManWriting
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Toledo outraces Stony Brook 103-99

Julius Brown scored 23 points and Nathan Boothe 15 as Toledo defeated Stony Brook 103-99 on Friday and lifted off to a 4-0 start for the first time in a decade. Boothe, playing with four fouls, made three straight baskets in the paint after Stony Brook had closed from 10-points down to 86-83. He and Brown hit four free throws in the final eight seconds. Anthony Jackson scored a...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Toledo remains undefeated, beats FAU 94-74

Justin Drummond scored 23 points and Rian Pearson had 17 as Toledo remained undefeated with a 94-74 win over Florida Atlantic on Sunday in a 2K Sports Classic matchup. Down 15-14 in the first half, Toledo (6-0) went on a 24-8 run and never trailed the remainder of the game. Florida Atlantic (1-6) twice cut the deficit to 8 in the second half but Toledo pulled away. The Rockets...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 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 AP on Fox
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Toledo edges RMU 80-77 to remain undefeated

Rian Pearson scored 19 points and Justin Drummond and Julius Brown each had 16 as Toledo edged Robert Morris 80-77 Saturday to remain undefeated. Drummond hit four free throws for Toledo (8-0) in the game's final minute, including two with 25 seconds remaining to extend the Rockets' lead to 80-77. Anthony Myers-Pate then committed a turnover for Robert Morris (3-7), but the Colonials...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Toledo: the unknown undefeated

Saturday saw nine of the nation's 14 undefeated teams take the court, and all of them won. Arizona won at Michigan. Oregon beat Illinois. UMass cruised once again. These teams are getting press, and deservedly so. But scroll down the list of box scores and you'll see 'Toledo: 9-0'. Not many people outside the MAC know the Rockets. They haven't played in the NCAA tournament since...
Via Bloguin Best
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Undefeated Toledo edges Cleveland St 71-67

J.D. Weatherspoon carried much of the load and scored 18 points as Toledo narrowly edged Cleveland St 71-67 on Saturday in a non-conference matchup. Weatherspoon also grabbed eight rebounds and Nathan Boothe added 14 points as Toledo (11-0) matched their best start since 1966. Cleveland State (6-6) stayed within striking distance of the undefeated Rockets trailing 45-39 at the...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Weatherspoon making most of second chance at Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio -- J.D. Weatherspoon went to Ohio State with high expectations for himself. He was a Columbus kid, a star at nearby Northland High School, and he came as part of a trumped-up recruiting class headlined by Jared Sullinger that also included his longtime AAU teammates Aaron Craft and Jordan Sibert. In their first season, the Buckeyes spent much of the year at No. 1 and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 24, 2013  |  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 AP on Fox
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Toledo gets 1st MAC win 86-71 over Cent. Michigan

Julius Brown had 15 points and 12 assists while J.D. Weatherspoon added 14 points and 11 rebounds in Toledo's 86-71 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday night. Both teams were looking for their first win in the Mid-American Conference and Toledo's 57.1 percent (28 of 49) overall shooting proved too much for CMU. Toledo (13-2, 1-1) led 35-27 at halftime and opened the second...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo beats Buffalo at the buzzer 67-65

Julius Brown scored 20 points, including the game-winning buzzer beater, to lift Toledo to a 67-65 comeback win over Buffalo on Wednesday night. Trailing 39-32 at the break, Toledo (14-2, 2-1 Mid-American Conference) closed the gap late in the second half, taking the lead on a pair of free throws from Brown before Shannon Evans hit a layup for Buffalo that tied the game back up...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo beats Buffalo at the buzzer 67-65

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Julius Brown scored 20 points, including the game-winning buzzer beater, to lift Toledo to a 67-65 comeback win over Buffalo on Wednesday night. Trailing 39-32 at the break, Toledo (14-2, 2-1 Mid-American Conference) closed the gap late in the second half, taking the lead on a pair of free throws from Brown before Shannon Evans hit a layup for Buffalo that tied...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Toledo’s Buzzer-Beater Last Night Eerily Similar To Bryce Drew’s NCAA Game-Winner

The circumstances may have been a bit different, but the buzzer-beater that Toledo’s Julius Brown pulled off last night brought back memories of one of the most incredible finishes in NCAA tournament history. With two seconds to play in a tie-game against Buffalo, senior Matt Smith inbounded the ball the nearly the length of the court via baseball pass to sophomore Nathan Boothe...
Via College Spun
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Akron, Kent, Cleveland State in the heat of conference battles

It's only five games, but there is a lot to be said about the Mid-American Conference basketball race at the moment. For Cleveland State, right now the Horizon League race is all Green Bay. While the Toledo Rockets (16-2, 4-1) still look to be the team to beat in the MAC, it has also been proven that the Rockets are beatable. Beyond that, Akron, Eastern Michigan, Ohio University...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo hangs on for 81-78 win over Kent State

Justin Drummond scored 15 points, six in the final 4 minutes, as Toledo beat Kent State 81-78 on Sunday. Kent State's Derek Jackson made two 3-pointers in the final minute, but Julius Brown answered the first make with a layup and made the second of two free throws for an 81-78 advantage with 4 seconds left. Kent State's Kris Brewer missed a long-range 3-pointer at the buzzer. ...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo pulls away, beats Miami (Ohio) 83-70

Justin Drummond scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Toledo pulled away from Miami (Ohio) for an 83-70 victory on Wednesday night. The Rockets (18-2, 6-1 Mid-American) opened the second half on a 17-5 run to extend its lead 54-38 and maintained a double-digit lead for the rest of the game. Drummond scored eight straight points during the run. Nathan Boothe added 14 points...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo holds on to beat Bowling Green 83-76

Justin Drummond scored 22 points and J.D. Weatherspoon added 13 rebounds as Toledo held on to defeat Bowling Green 83-76 on Wednesday night. The Rockets (19-3, 7-2 Mid-American Conference) jumped out to an 11-0 lead in the first 4:15 of the game and led the rest of the way. Weatherspoon finished with 12 points and Rian Pearson added 16. Drummond went 10 of 11 from the free-throw...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo suspends leading scorer after DUI charge

Toledo will play Wednesday night's key Mid-American Conference game against Ohio without leading scorer Justin Drummond, who has been suspended after being charged with driving under the influence on Saturday night. Drummond is averaging 14.6 points per game for the 20-3 Rockets. "Although I remain 100 percent supportive of Justin, our players are held to high standards and when...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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