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Brown's 25, leads all starters in double figures as Toledo clips Buffalo 92-88 for 6th in row


BUFFALO, New York — Julius Brown scored 25 points and all five starters scored 11 points or better as Toledo edged Buffalo 92-88 on Tuesday night to win its sixth in a row and remain in first place in the Mid-American Conference western division.

Justin Drummond scored 18, J.D. Weatherspoon 17, Jonathan Williams 15 and Nathan Boothe 11 for the Rockets (16-8, 8-3).

Justin Moss scored a career-high 33 points with 10 rebounds for Buffalo (15-8, 6-5).

Toledo led almost the entire first half but the Bulls opened the second on a 12-3 run to take a 45-44 lead with 16:24 to play. The lead went back and forth until Williams drained back-to-back 3-pointers to stake the Rockets to a 79-74 lead with 3:12 remaining. Brown scored a jumper and a 3-pointer down the stretch and Weatherspoon a dunk. Brown and Drummond hit four foul shots in the last 13 seconds.

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