Scores

Final

Toledo 57

(18-16, 7-9 MAC)

Ohio 65

(25-7, 11-5 MAC)

    Coverage: FULLCT/ESPN3

    9:55 PM ET, March 8, 2012

    Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

    1 2 T
    TOL 24 3357
    OHIO 26 3965

    Top Performers

    Toledo: C. Dennis 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast

    Ohio: D. Cooper 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Ohio 65, Toledo 57

    Associated Press

    CLEVELAND -- D.J. Cooper scored 18 points, Reggie Keely added 13 and Ohio overcame a shaky start for a 65-57 win over Toledo in the Mid-American Conference quarterfinals on Thursday night.

    The third-seeded Bobcats (25-7) will play second-seeded Buffalo in Friday's second semifinal. Ohio won both meetings in the regular season.

    In the other semifinal, top-seeded Akron will face rival Kent State, the No. 4 seed.

    Leading by just two after an awful shooting performance in the first half, Ohio opened the second half with an 11-0 run to take control. The Bobcats, who made just 1 of 14 shots to open the game, pushed their lead to 16 and ended a turnaround season for the seventh-seeded Rockets (18-16).

    Rian Pearson, the MAC's leading scorer, had just eight points -- eight below his average -- for Toledo, which won just four games last season. Curtis Dennis scored 17 to lead the Rockets.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TOL
    OHIO
    Points 57 65
    FG Made-Attempted 18-43 (.419) 21-55 (.382)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-18 (.444) 6-23 (.261)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-21 (.619) 17-24 (.708)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 16

    2011-12 Season

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