Recap - Toledo Defeats Ball State 85-78

Toledo earned an 85-78 victory over Ball State on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Rian Pearson at Worthen Arena.

Bettors who backed Toledo were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 1 at sportsbooks.

Matt Smith had 19 points for Toledo and Reese Holliday chipped in with 16 points. Julius Brown had 10 assists for them, while Nathan Boothe was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 5 boards.

Ball State got 23 points from Jauwan Scaife in a losing cause and another 18 points from Jesse Berry. Jauwan Scaife contributed 3 assists for them, while Majok Majok had 15 rebounds.

Toledo trailed at halftime, 37-35.

The rebound battle favored Ball State as they grabbed 41 boards, while Toledo only had 25.