Scores

Final

East Carolina 62

(3-6, 1-3 away)

Toledo 73

(6-2, 0-1 MAC)

    6:00 PM ET, December 21, 2005

    Savage Arena, Toledo, Ohio

    1 2 T
    ECU 32 3062
    TOL 28 4573

    Top Performers

    East Carolina: C. Rouse 13 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Toledo: K. Payne 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Stl

    Toledo 73, East Carolina 62

    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.

    Sam Hinnant led East Carolina with 16 points. Courtney Captain scored 14, and Corey Rouse had 13 points and 14 rebounds.

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ECU
    TOL
    Points 62 73
    FG Made-Attempted 19-46 (.413) 21-44 (.477)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 5-16 (.313)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-27 (.667) 26-40 (.650)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 11

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