Kent State improved to 15-6 overall and . . .
Senior Troy Simons scored a career-high 25 points on 6-of-12 from the floor and 4-of-8 from 3-point range while grabbing five rebounds.
Senior Antonio Williams added 21 points with four assists and four steals, while junior Danny Pippen recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
The Flashes were down by 21 points ( with 6:48 left to play in the opening half when a steal from Williams led to a fast break layup that sparked the Flashes' comeback. Kent State ended the first half with a 16-0 run that included four triples to send the Flashes into the break only down three, 35-32.
Senior Philip Whittington's go-ahead layup put Kent State up 48-46 with 12:16 left to play and sparked a 14-3 run capped by Antonio Williams' layup for a 58-49 lead and the Golden Flashes held on.
Kent State's defense came away with 10 steals scoring 24 points off Toledo's 14 turnovers.