Fletcher’s 21, Sanford’ 18 lead Toledo past Penn 85-72
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tre’Shaun Fletcher scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half, Jaelan Sanford added 19 points and Toledo pulled away in the final six minutes to defeat Penn 85-72 on Friday.
There were 15 ties and eight lead changes with Marreon Jackson breaking the last tie with a 3-pointer with 5:59 to go that put the Rockets ahead 64-61. Toledo missed its next two shots but made its final five, including a pair of 3-pointers and a dunk by Nate Navigato.
The Rockets (8-5) also made six free throws in the final minute and was 12 of 13 in the second half, to go with 18 for 25 shooting, including 4 of 5 behind the arc. It is the second straight game they shot at least 70 percent in the second half. Navigato finished with 14 points and Jackson 12.
Ryan Betley had 20 points, 11 in the first half when Penn (9-5), which had a four-game winning streak snapped, led 37-33. Darnell Foreman added 16 points and Max Rothschild had 11 points and 10 rebounds.