TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Kashif Payne had 18 points and Toledo
defeated East Carolina 73-62 Wednesday night despite failing to
make a basket for almost the last six minutes.
The Rockets (6-2) hit 15 of 22 free throws over the final 5:23.
Sammy Villegas, who scored 15 points, made Toledo's last field
goal, a jumper for a 58-49 lead with 5:56 to play.
Payne was 8-of-8 at the foul line for the game and Justin Ingram
was 6-of-6, all during the closing moments. Toledo went 23-of-32 at
the line in the second half after shooting 3-for-8 before halftime.
The Pirates (3-6) lost a 32-28 halftime lead by shooting 27.3
percent (6-for-22) in the second half.
Florentino Valencia added 12 points for the Rockets.
Toledo used a 9-2 run midway through the second half for a
nine-point lead at 53-44, its biggest to that point.