Samford 69 at Toledo 82

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Brown helps Toledo surge past Samford 82-69
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP)—Julius Brown scored 25 points, making a career-high 11 free throws, and Toledo used big two big runs to defeat Samford 82-69 Wednesday for the Rockets’ first win of the season.

Trailing 31-27 at halftime, Toledo (1-3) opened the second half with a 20-1 spurt in the Battle 4 Atlantis.

The Rockets couldn’t hold their double-digit lead, as the Bulldogs (1-4) used a 16-6 run to close the deficit to 63-61 with 5:27 remaining.

Toledo answered by scoring 10 of the next 11 points, capped by a Reese Holliday 3-pointer with 3:52 left, and the Rockets maintained a cushion of at least nine the rest of the way.

Rian Pearson scored 17 points and Dominique Buckley had 15 and a career-high eight rebounds for Toledo, which shot 31 of 40 from the free-throw line.

Clide Geffrard Jr. scored 24 points off the bench for Samford, hitting 5 of 8 3-pointers.

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 Samford
Clide Geffrard, Jr. Clide Geffrard, Jr.
8-14,  24 Pts
4 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Toledo
Julius Brown Julius Brown
6-11,  25 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists

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