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Toledo Beats Short-handed Ball State 85-74

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Julius Brown scored 20 points as Toledo stayed undefeated at home this season and beat short-handed Ball State 85-74 on Sunday.

Justin Drummond and Nathan Boothe added 17 apiece for Toledo (23-4, 11-3 Mid-American Conference).

The Rockets are now just one win away from trying the school record for most wins in a season.

Ball State was without Majok Mojok, averaging 10.5 points and 10 rebounds, due to an ankle injury. He scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a loss to Toledo on Feb. 8.

Chris Bond scored 22 points for the Cardinals (4-21, 1-13).

Toledo was up 42-31 at the break but Ball State got within 48-47 after five straight Bond points and a Zavier Turner 3-pointer.

Ball State tied it at 60 after back-to-back 3-pointers by Bond and Jesse Berry. Later, Boothe scored four consecutive points to put Toledo back ahead 80-70 with 1:50 left.

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