Toledo 83, Bowling Green 80
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP)—Keith Triplett scored 28 points and Justin Ingram added 17 to lead Toledo to an 83-80 win over Bowling Green on Thursday night.
Ricardo Thomas added 11 rebounds and nine points, his final two coming on a jumper that gave the Rockets (13-3, 7-1 Mid-American Conference) an 82-80 lead with 1:23 remaining.
The Falcons (8-9, 4-3) failed to score after Austin Montgomery’s two free throws capped a 16-6 run that tied the score 80-all with 1:50 remaining.
Bowling Green started its run after Toledo went on a 17-6 surge to take a 74-64 lead with 5:26 to play. Triplett scored the first seven points of Toledo’s run, and Ingram added five points during the stretch.
Sammy Villegas added 10 points for the Rockets, who moved a game ahead of Western Michigan and Ball State atop the MAC West standings.
Triplett made 13-of-14 free throws and Toledo connected on 27-of-35 at the line. Bowling Green made 17-of-21 free throws.
Kevin Netter and Ron Lewis each scored 23 points to lead Bowling Green. John Reimold added 10 points.