Byrd’s FTs help Toledo hold on, 63-62
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP)—Anthony Byrd hit two free throws with 7 seconds left and Jonathan Amos grabbed an offensive rebound to preserve the win as Toledo beat Western Michigan 63-62 on Saturday night.
Toledo (6-23, 4-10 Mid-American Conference) led by 10 points with 3:21 left before the Broncos came roaring back. The lead was 61-60 when Byrd went to the line, hitting both shots. Two seconds off the clock later, David Kool, who led Western Michigan (9-19, 6-8) with 22 points on 13-of-13 at the line, hit two foul shots to cut the lead to a point again.
After the inbounds pass, the Broncos fouled Tyrone Kent, the Rockets’ top scorer with 21 points. Kent, who was 5-of-7 at the line to that point, missed them both but teammate Amos got the rebound and Western never got another shot.
Shawntes Gary added 12 points and Derek Drews 11 for Western Michigan, while Mohamed Lo had 18 points and Amos 13 for the Rockets.