Felder, who entered the contest ranked 10th nationally with a 23.4 ppg average, shot 9-of-20 from the field with three 3-pointers and 13-of-13 from the free-throw line to lead all scorers
Senior center Nathan Boothe topped . . .
Joining Felder in double figures for the vistors was junior forward Jalen Hayes with a double-double (11 pts.-11 reb.) and senior center Percy Gibson (13 pts.-8 reb.).
The Rockets couldn't get untracked offensively in either half, shooting 38.2 percent in the opening 20 minutes and 31.4 percent following intermission. UT took its most three-point attempts versus an NCAA Division I opponent this season and shot 26.7 percent (8-of-30) from behind the three-point arc. Toledo also couldn't find its stroke at the charity stripe with a 61.5 (8-of-13) conversion rate.
Oakland's shooting was consistent throughout, and it finished with a 42.6 field-goal percentage (26-of-61). The Golden Grizzlies knocked down 7-of-17 three-point shots (41.2 percent) and 17-of-23 free throws (73.9 percent).
The visitors started strong, scoring the first nine points before UT answered with a 14-4 spurt to take its only lead of the game, 14-13, at the 13:17 mark of the first stanza. That lead was short-lived as Felder fed Hayes for a slam on Oakland's next possession. Navigato's three-point bomb brought the Rockets with 21-19 eight minutes before halftime. That was as close as UT could come as the Golden Grizzlies took a 38-33 advantage to the locker room.
Toledo's best chance to even the score in the second half came with a six-point burst that included a Boothe jumper, junior forward Zach Garber's slam and a Williams' layup that put UT down 42-39 with 15:03 to play.
The Rockets were able to get stops on Oakland's next two possessions but couldn't take advantage. Gibson's two free throws and senior forward Max Hooper's trey put UT down 47-39 two minutes later.
A Boothe jumper cut Toledo's deficit to 66-60 with 2:10 to play, but Oakland scored the game's next six points to eliminate any hopes of a Rocket comeback.
Toledo will now take a week off to concentrate on final exams before returning to action on Saturday, Dec. 19 against Bethune-Cookman. Tip-off time is set for 7:00 p.m.
(Courtesy of UT Athletics)