CLEVELAND — Jaelan Sanford hit four 3-pointers and scored 20 points and Toledo pulled away in the second half to defeat Cleveland State 77-62 on Saturday.
There were seven ties and 15 lead changes, the last coming with 10:47 when Nate Navigato made two free throws to start an 11-2 run for the Rockets. Navigato’s 3-pointer made it 56-48 with 7:08 to play.
After the last lead change, Toledo (7-5) made 15 of 20 baskets and Cleveland State (3-9) was 3 of 12 before scoring twice in the closing minute.
Navigato had 13 points and Luke Knapke and Willie Jackson added 12 each for the Rockets, who made 7 of 11 3-pointers and shot 71 percent (17 of 24) in the second half. Knapke hit all five of his shots and Navigato was 3 of 4 from 3-point range after halftime.
Tyree Appleby had 15 points, Stefan Kenic 13 and Dontel Highsmith 12 for the Vikings.