TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Rian Pearson was 8-of-11 from the field and had 19 points as Toledo began its season with a 102-55 rout of Northwest Ohio on Saturday night.
Toledo trailed 19-13 in the first half but proceeded to score 16 straight points and go on a 26-2 run. The Rockets never trailed again.
Toledo shot over 62 percent from the field and had six players score in double figures. Jonathan Williams had 15 points, Justin Drummond had 14, Julius Brown had 13, J.D. Weatherspoon had 12 and Zach Garber added 11 for the Rockets. Toledo also forced Northwest Ohio (2-2) into 21 turnovers.
The win was the Rockets' first in a season opener since 2007. Toledo is considered the favorite to win the Mid-American Conference's West division.
Johnny Elliott led Northwest Ohio with 21 points and 7 rebounds.