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...
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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...
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23 days ago
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...
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...
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...
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February 05, 2014
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...
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...
That would be Julius Brown, who led the Rockets with 20 points and provided the dagger to the Buffalo Bulls.Thanks WTVG-TV, Toledo, OH13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports"When I released the ball I couldn't see where it was." Brown said. "I didn't see it go in actually."Not only did Julius Brown's buzzer beater defeat Buffalo 67-65 it capped...
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...
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December 04, 2013
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.
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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...
The most amazing thing about Alonzo Russell’s catch, was that the Toledo wideout made a difficult (impossible?) play look entirely too easy. Playing against Central Michigan, Russell was on the other end of a Terrence Owens pass… and he needed only one hand to secure the score. Remember how one-handed catches in video games used to look fake [...]
Life has come at former Toledo defensive end Ben Pike as fast as any lead blocker ever did.
A few months after giving up his final year of college football, Pike has a college degree, two jobs, and on Saturday he'll have a wife.
It's all what he'd hoped to have-- especially the wife part.
Pike walked away from football after the 2012 season to spend more time with his...
Toledo defensive end Ben Pike may not have been an All American, but his name was on the radar of NFL scouts. That’s what makes this story even more amazing.
Cleveland.com is reporting that the Rockets star defensive end is walking away from football to take care of his Leukemia stricken fiancée’ Ashlee Barrett.
Pike and Barrett first learned that she was battling Leukemia...
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The end of last Saturday's Cincinnati-Toledo game brought an outpouring of emotion -- and an outpouring of Toledo students from the student section to the field to celebrate the Rockets' 29-23 victory.
By the time Toledo wide receiver and kick returner extraordinaire Bernard Reedy made it out of the pile of people and towards the Toledo locker room, he really couldn't...