Justin Ingram scored 20 points to lead hot-shooting Toledo to a 71-61 win over Ball State tonight.
The Rockets (17-11, 13-2 Mid-American Conference) shot 22-for-40 55 percent from the floor, but only 62 percent on free throws, hitting 18 of 28 attempts.
Anthony Newell s jumper pulled the Cardinals (9-20, 5-10) to 48-45 with 11:33 to play, but Ingram responded with two 3-pointers to start a 13-2 run that give the Rockets a 61-47 lead with 6:03 to play. Ball State got no closer than eight points the rest of the way.
Skip Mills had 21 points for Ball State and Newell added 17 points and 10 rebounds. Kashif Payne and Florentino Valencia each scored 12 points for Toledo, and Keonta Howell had 10.
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