Toledo men knocked out of NIT

3/19/2014
BLADE STAFF

HATTIESBURG, M.S. — The University of Toledo wrapped up its basketball season today in a 66-59 loss at Southern Miss in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.

The Rockets (27-7) overcame a 15-point halftime deficit to take a brief lead but could not hold on.

Julius Brown led Toledo with 19 points.

USM (28-7) advances to play at Missouri on Sunday.