HUNTINGTON, WV – Toledo played its nation-high fifth overtime game of the season at Marshall on Saturday evening but came up on the short end of a 111-105 (OT) setback to the Thundering Herd at the Henderson Center.
Senior guard Jonathan Williams led the Rockets with 28 points and nine rebounds, while senior forward Steve Taylor Jr. tallied a career-high 27 points and 10 boards for his eighth double-double of the season.
Sophomore forward Nate Navigato . . .
Junior guard Jon Elmore paced Marshall with a game-high 35 points and 10 assists with senior guard Stevie Browning contributing 27 points.
The Rockets held a 43-30 advantage on the glass after limiting Marshall to just four offensive rebounds.
UT trailed 81-74 with 6:42 remaining when it scored nine straight points in less than two minutes to take an 83-81 lead. The Rockets then took a 93-89 lead with 1:52 to play following Navigato’s back-to-back treys. Toledo had a chance to extend its lead, but Taylor was whistled for a charge with 1:12 remaining.
Marshall’s Ryan Taylor cut UT’s advantage to 93-91 with a layup at the 59.9 second mark and Browning’s basket evened the score at 93-93 with 25.0 ticks showing. A Toledo shot was blocked at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.
UT took its only lead in overtime a little over one minute into the extra session at 97-95 following back-to-back baskets from Taylor and Knapke.
After Williams fouled out, Marshall went on a 7-1 spurt for a 102-98 lead but Navigato responded with another trey for a one-point deficit. Taylor’s free throw then tied the game at 102-102 with 2:06 left.
Marshall’s Austin Loop put the hosts back in front, 105-102, and the closest UT could come the rest of the way was two points.
(Courtesy of UT Athletics)