UT men defeat BGSU at home

2/5/2014
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University of Toledo center Nathan Boothe (53) and guard Julius Brown (20) battle Bowling Green State University guard Jehvon Clarke (20) for a loose ball.
University of Toledo center Nathan Boothe (53) and guard Julius Brown (20) battle Bowling Green State University guard Jehvon Clarke (20) for a loose ball.

University of Toledo guard Rian Pearson (5) looks for an opening.
University of Toledo guard Rian Pearson (5) looks for an opening.

The University of Toledo scored the first 11 points of today's rivalry game against Bowling Green and never trailed in securing an 83-76 decision at Savage Arena.

Justin Drummond led the Rockets (19-3, 7-2) with 22 points and Rian Pearson added 16. Drummond was 10 of 11 from the free-throw line.

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BG (10-12, 4-5) cut its deficit to one-possession six times in the second half. Each time UT responded with a bucket — five of them on a 3-pointer or a three-point play.

Jehvon Clarke and Anthony Henderson had 23 points a piece for BG.