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Pearson leads Toledo over Miami (Ohio) 60-53

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Rian Pearson scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Toledo over Miami (Ohio) 60-53 on Monday night in the Mid-American Conference tournament.

After the game, Miami coach Charlie Coles announced his retirement after 16 seasons at the school.

Coles finished with a 263-224 record at Miami for the most wins in school history. He also spent six seasons at Central Michigan and has an overall record of 355-308.

Pearson was 8 of 14 from the field and the Rockets (17-15) shot 42.3 percent in the first half (11 of 26) to lead 32-24 at intermission.

The RedHawks (9-21), who hadn't led since 4 minutes left in the first half, pulled ahead 53-52 with 5:35 to go thanks to three consecutive 3-pointers. However, they then turned it over three times and missed all three of their 3-pointers the rest of the way.

Toledo went on an 8-0 run during that time.

Matt Smith added 12 points for the seventh-seeded Rockets. Toledo will face Central Michigan in the second round of the conference tournament on Wednesday night.

Tenth-seeded Miami (9-21) was led by Drew McGhee with 16 points and Julian Mavunga with 12.

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