Toledo 76, Northern Illinois 60

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Florentino Valencia scored 15 points -- hitting six of seven shots from the field -- and three other Toledo players reached double digits as the Rockets beat Northern Illinois 76-60 on Sunday.

Jonathan Amos added 13 points and Keonta Howell and Kashif Payne each had 11 for Toledo (9-8, 5-0 Mid-American Conference), which is off to its best start in conference play since the 1979-80 season.

Toledo took a 37-28 lead at halftime, despite 73 percent shooting from Northern Illinois (4-13, 1-4). The Huskies shot 63 percent (24-of-38) overall, compared with Toledo's 52 percent (30-of-58).

James Hughes led Northern Illinois with 17 points, Zach Pancratz added 13 points and seven rebounds and Ryan Paradise had 12 points.

Northern Illinois outrebounded the Rockets 30-23.