UT (8-1) excelled in all facets by registering a 51.6 FG%, tying a season high with 14 three-pointers, converting 21-of-23 free-throw attempts, dishing out a season-high 27 assists, controlling the boards by a 54-29 margin, and limiting the Titans to a 31.9 shooting mark. In addition, Detroit's 57 points were a season low for a Rocket opponent and extended UT's streak of holding its opponent under 70 points to six games.
Jackson spearheaded Toledo's domination of the glass with 15 rebounds (one shy of his career best) for his sixth double-double this season.
Freshman Antoine Davis paced the Titans with 19 points on 7-of-26 shooting. He entered the contest ranked second in the nation in scoring at 28.3 ppg.
Toledo returns to action on Saturday, Dec. 8 with a trip to Huntington, W. Va. to face Marshall (5-3). Tip-off is set for 2:30 p.m.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Toledo never trailed after Marreon Jackson buried a three-pointer on the Rockets' first possession.
- The Rockets forced the Titans to take a timeout less than five minutes into the game by knocking down 4-of-6 three-point attempts en route to a 16-5 advantage.
- Marreon Jackson drained another trey with 5:57 remaining in the first half to give Toledo its first 20-point cushion, 37-17.
- Jaelan Sanford's dunk 53 seconds before halftime put UT up 49-25 for its largest lead in the opening 20 minutes.
- Navigato led Toledo in the first half with 11 points, including 3-of-4 from behind the three-point arc.
- Nate Navigato's trey capped a 9-0 spurt to open the second half to give Toledo a 31-point lead, 58-27, with 15:34 to play. The quick start to the second half was created by Toledo forcing the Titans to miss their first seven shots.
- Spencer Littleson's eight points keyed a 14-0 run to give the Rockets a 92-50 lead with just over three minutes to play.
- Chris Darrington paced the Rockets in the second half with 10 points and was a perfect 5-of-5 from the free-throw line.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Toledo has won its last three meetings vs. Detroit Mercy and leads the all-time series by a 35-25 margin.
- The Rockets' 8-1 start is their best since opening the 2013-14 campaign with 12 straight victories.
- Four or more Rockets have scored in double digits in eight of nine games.
- Toledo registered a season-high plus-25 rebounding margin, marking the seventh time this season UT has won the battle of the boards.
- Toledo committed just nine turnovers, the second straight game it has finished with single-digit turnover totals.
- Jaelan Sanford has connected for a three-point field goal in each of UT's first nine games. Sanford scored nine points, marking the first time he hasn't scored in double digits this season.
- Nate Navigato tied his season high with 19 points. He has connected for five three-pointers in three straight games as well as four of the last five contests.
- Chris Darrington tied his career high with 16 points, hitting 4-of-5 shots from the field and 6-of-6 from the charity stripe.
- Spencer Littleson scored a career-high 14 points. He was 5-of-8 from the field and 3-of-6 from three-point range.
- Marreon Jackson scored a season-best 13 points and hit a season-high three treys. He also dished out four assists with just one turnover.