Toledo 77, Cent. Michigan 57
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP)—Keonta Howell had 19 points and seven rebounds and three other Toledo players scored in the double digits as the Rockets beat Central Michigan 77-57 and clinched the Mid-American Conference regular-season title.
Ridley Johnson added 13 points, Justin Ingram had 12 and Jonathan Amos scored 11 for Toledo (18-11, 14-2), which won its first outright MAC regular-season title in 27 years.
The Rockets took a 44-25 advantage at halftime and led by as much as 23 points in the second half.
Giordan Watson led Central Michigan (12-17, 7-9) with 16 points and Jordan Bitzer added 10. Justin Blevins had six rebounds.
The Chippewas shot 42 percent (19-of-45), while Toledo shot 43 percent (26-of-61). The Rockets outrebounded the Chippewas 38-29 and scored 21 points off 23 Central Michigan turnovers.