Recap - Toledo Defeats Eastern Illinois 67-59
Toledo grabbed a 67-59 win over Eastern Illinois on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from Rian Pearson at Lantz Arena.
Toledo was a 6-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.
Toledo got 13 points from Dominique Buckley and another 10 points from Matt Smith. Julius Brown contributed 5 assists, while Rian Pearson cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Eastern Illinois got 21 points from Alex Austin in a losing cause and another 17 points from Josh Piper. Josh Piper contributed 4 assists for them, while Sherman Blanford had 6 rebounds.
Toledo led at halftime, 26-21.
Toledo won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 30-28.