Taylor was joined in double digits by senior guard Jonathan Williams (15 pts.), sophomore forward Nate Navigato (12 pts.) and sophomore guard Jaelan Sanford (11 pts.).
Freshman forward Jason Carter . . .
With 19 seconds left, Toledo senior guard Jonathan Williams hit one of his two free throw attempts to make it a 79-76 lead for the Rockets.
Ohio then drove down the court, and Simmons passed the ball to Carter, whose three-point attempt was off the mark. Simmons was able to get the rebound and found Dartis on the outside, but the last-second shot didn't fall.
"We need to be very careful as to how reactionary we are as a group in the locker room," Ohio head coach Saul Phillips said. "Nobody likes losing, and we are mixing and matching some parts right now. If this is the finished product, it’s not good enough. But, it’s not the finished product."
Taylor helped Toledo win the glass as UT claimed a 35-27 advantage in the rebounding department.
UT registered a 53.6 field-goal percentage, including a 58.6 mark in the second stanza. Ohio shot 50 percent from the field in both halves. The Rockets held a slight advantage at the charity stripe, knocking down 13-of-19 free throws compared to the Bobcats’ 9-of-14 effort.
Toledo returns home this weekend to host Northern Illinois in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday, Jan. 28. The Rockets-Huskies contest will tip off at 2:00 p.m. with the UT women facing Central Michigan at 4:30 p.m.
Ohio, which has now lost three of its last four outings after a four-game win streak, will be at rival Bowling Green Saturday (4 p.m. ET).
(Courtesy of UT and Ohio Athletics)