NASHVILLE, TN – Toledo went to overtime for a second-straight game on Saturday evening but ended up on the short end of a 73-70 (OT) setback to Middle Tennessee. The contest was the second of three games the Rockets are playing at this weekend’s Challenge in Music City.
Senior guard Jonathan Williams and sophomore guard Jaelan Sanford paced Toledo offensively with 15 points apiece. Senior forward Steve Taylor Jr. registered his fifth straight double-double for UT with 14 points and 17 rebounds to go along with a team-high five assists.
The Rockets (3-3) held a . . .
Senior forward JaCorey Williams topped the Blue Raiders (5-1) with 31 points and seven rebounds, while junior guard Giddy Potts added 23 points and seven boards.
Middle Tennessee score the first five points of the extra session but UT fought back to within a point, 69-68, on a pair of Taylor free throws with 2:07 to play. After the Blue Raiders had taken a 72-70 lead, the Rockets had a chance to tie but Williams was whistled for a travel on a drive to the basket with 5.1 seconds left.
UT had one final chance to tie after Potts hit 1-of-2 free throws with 4.1 seconds left, but Williams’ trey rimmed out at the buzzer.
(Courtesy of UT Athletics)