UT men reenergize for win

Rockets overcome sluggish play for 77-61 win over Sam Houston

12/14/2013
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University of Toledo players cheer from the bench as the Rockets stretch their lead over Sam Houston State during the second half at Savage Arena, Saturday.
University of Toledo players cheer from the bench as the Rockets stretch their lead over Sam Houston State during the second half at Savage Arena, Saturday.

After a poor first half the University of Toledo basketball team came alive for a 77-61 home win today over Sam Houston.

The Rockets, who trailed at halftime 30-28, move to 9-0. They will try to match the 10-0 start of the 1998-99 team on Tuesday at Arkansas State.

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Justin Drummond scored a game-high 18 points. J.D. Weatherspoon (16 points), Jonathan Williams (15) and Rian Pearson (12) also were in double figures.

Toledo set season bests with 21 assists and five turnovers.