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Weatherspoon scores 19, grabs 10 boards as Toledo beats Ohio 80-73 in Mid-American play


ATHENS, Ohio — J.D. Weatherspoon scored 19 points to lead four players in double-figures, and also pulled down 10 rebounds, as Toledo defeated Ohio 80-73 on Wednesday night.

After Ohio briefly took the lead midway through the second half, Jordan Lauf and Julius Brown scored back-to-back 3-pointers for Toledo to spark a 12-3 run that gave the Rockets the lead again for good.

Brown finished with 16 points with five assists, Lauf with nine points. Nathan Boothe and Justin Drummond scored 12 each for the Rockets (10-6, 2-1 Mid-American).

Ohio (5-9, 0-3) was led by Javarez Willis' 18 points and 16 from Maurice Ndour.

After the rally to regain the lead, Weatherspoon scored seven straight points for Toledo — with three layups, one that turned into a three-point play — boosting the Rocket lead to 10, 71-61 with about 3 ½ to play.

The Rockets held a 38-34 edge in rebounding.

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