AKRON, Ohio — Tre’Shaun Fletcher had 23 points, nine rebounds and five assists, Jaelan Sanford added 18, seven, and five, and Toledo beat Akron 55-36 on Saturday.
Fletcher and Sanford each hit three 3-pointers for Toledo (16-7, 8-2 Mid-American Conference), which had its season-high seven-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday against Ball State. Fletcher is the lone player in the MAC’s top 10 for points, rebounds and assists at 18.6 points (second), 8.5 rebounds (third) and 4.2 assists (fourth).
The Rockets, who have won seven of their last eight away from Savage Arena, lead the MAC’s West Division and Buffalo sits atop the East.
Toledo opened the second half on a 20-9 run — with eight points by Sanford — for a 19-point advantage.
Daniel Utomi led Akron (10-12, 3-7) with 17 points. Virshon Cotton chipped in 12 and Jimond Ivey scored 10. The Zips were 2 of 7 from the free-throw line.