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Pearson leads Toledo past McNeese State 79-66
TOLEDO 79, MCNEESE ST 66
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Rian Pearson registered his third
double-double in his last four games with 21 points and 11
rebounds to lead Toledo past McNeese State 79-66 Saturday in
The Rockets (13-11), of the Mid-American Conference, have won
two straight and seven of their last eight games.
Leading 17-16, the Rockets surged ahead with a 16-4 spurt that
began with four 3-pointers, two by Matt Smith.
Toledo took its biggest lead, at 66-42, before the Cowboys
(11-14) closed the gap to 11 with 4:26 left. Pearson converted a
three-point play and a layup to end the threat.
Smith and Reese Holliday added 13 points apiece for the Rockets,
while Dominique Buckley and Julius Brown scored 10 apiece. Brown
also tied his career high with 11 assists to register his third
Jeremie Mitchell's 18 points led McNeese State, of the Southland
Conference, which saw its two-game winning streak end.
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