WMU vs Toledo

January 19, 2008

Article from www.utrockets.com .....

Rockets' Long-Distance Prowess Not Enough in 75-62 Loss at WMU

KALAMAZOO, MI - Toledoís hot shooting from three-point range wasnít enough this afternoon in the Rocketsí 75-62 defeat to Western Michigan at University Arena. UTís record dropped to 6-11 overall and 2-2 in the MAC, while the first-place Broncos improved to 9-8 overall and 3-1 in the MAC.

Toledo converted on a season-high 11 three-point field goals as well as a season-best 47.8 three-point field-goal percentage. Junior guard Tyrone Kent led the Rockets with a game-high 18 points, with junior guard Ridley Johnson adding 16 points and tied a career high with four three-point field goals. Junior guard Jonathan Amos also notched his first career double-double with 14 points and a career-best 10 rebounds.

Senior center Joe Reitz and sophomore guard David Kool paced the Broncos with 16 points apiece with Reitz and junior guard Shawntes Gary each grabbing nine boards. UT trailed the entire game after not scoring a basket until Johnsonís trey with 14:19 to play in the first half. The Rockets were able to close within 14-13 on a Kent jumper six minutes later, but WMU answered with an 18-5 run for a 32-18 advantage. Toledo battled back with a 9-0 spurt following treys from Johnson, Kent and junior guard Anthony Byrd to end the half down by five points, 32-27.

The Broncos quickly regained momentum by scoring the first five points of the second half. UT made one last run midway through the second stanza when it closed to within 49-43 on freshman guard Corey Binghamís three-point bomb. WMU eliminated any hopes of a Rocket comeback though by scoring five straight points and making 14 of its last 16 free-throw attempts. The Rockets will be back in action on Tuesday, Jan. 22 with trip to Ypsilanti to face Eastern Michigan (6-10, 2-2 MAC) in a game being televised on Comcast Local. The Eagles also came up short today in a 64-60 setback at Ball State.


Official Basketball Box Score
Toledo vs Western Michigan
01/19/08 2 pm at University Arena (Kalamazoo, MI)

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VISITORS: Toledo 5-11 (2-2 MAC)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
21 YOUNG, Jerrah....... f  0-4    0-0    2-2    0  2  2   5   2  2  3  2  1  22
04 AMOS, Jonathan...... g  5-16   2-4    2-2    1  9 10   5  14  3  3  1  2  35
23 JOHNSON, Ridley..... g  5-10   4-6    2-2    1  1  2   2  16  0  1  0  2  35
31 KENT, Tyrone........ g  5-20   2-8    6-7    1  5  6   4  18  4  3  1  1  36
34 BYRD, Anthony....... g  1-4    1-3    0-0    1  1  2   2   3  0  0  0  2  26
01 ANYIJONG, Justin....    0-1    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   1   0  1  0  0  0   4
12 BINGHAM, Corey......    2-3    2-2    1-2    0  2  2   2   7  0  1  0  3  28
22 FLORENCE, Nate......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
33 LO, Mohammed........    1-2    0-0    0-0    2  1  3   3   2  1  0  2  0  13
   Team................                         1  2  3
   Totals..............   19-60  11-23  13-15   8 23 31  24  62 11 11  6 11 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-29 34.5%   2nd Half:  9-31 29.0%   Game: 31.7%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  6-11 54.5%   2nd Half:  5-12 41.7%   Game: 47.8%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  1-1  100 %   2nd Half: 12-14 85.7%   Game: 86.7%    2


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HOME TEAM: Western Michigan 9-8 (3-1 MAC)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
05 HERSHBERGER, Andrew. f  2-4    0-0    0-0    1  3  4   3   4  0  1  2  0  15
42 REITZ, Joe.......... c  3-5    0-0   10-12   2  7  9   3  16  1  0  0  0  24
22 REDELL, Michael..... g  3-7    1-2    1-2    0  4  4   5   8  4  2  0  0  33
23 KOOL, David......... g  5-10   4-8    2-6    0  3  3   2  16  3  2  0  2  31
34 GARY, Shawntes...... g  3-8    0-2    4-6    0  9  9   1  10  1  5  1  1  32
01 FRACALOSSI, Derek...    2-3    2-3    0-0    0  0  0   1   6  2  2  1  0  17
04 DREWS, Derek........    1-2    1-1    0-0    1  0  1   0   3  1  1  0  0   9
12 RICKS, Andre........    1-6    0-4    0-0    0  1  1   1   2  0  0  0  1  14
21 McLEMORE, Martelle..    1-3    0-1    2-2    3  2  5   1   4  1  0  0  1   9
33 LAWSON, Donald......    1-1    0-0    4-4    0  0  0   0   6  0  0  0  0  16
   TEAM................                         3  2  5
   Totals..............   22-49   8-21  23-32  10 31 41  17  75 13 13  4  5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-29 41.4%   2nd Half: 10-20 50.0%   Game: 44.9%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-14 35.7%   2nd Half:  3-7  42.9%   Game: 38.1%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  3-6  50.0%   2nd Half: 20-26 76.9%   Game: 71.9%   3,2


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Officials: Dan Fouser, Bart Wegenke, Tim Fogarty
Technical fouls: Toledo-None. Western Michigan-None.
Attendance: 4157
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Toledo........................   27   35  -   62
Western Michigan..............   32   43  -   75
UT #21 fouls out at 2:32; UT #4 fouls out at :31.8
WMU #22 fouls out at :17.0

Points in the paint-TOLEDO 12,WMU 26. Points off turnovers-TOLEDO 7,WMU 11.
2nd chance points-TOLEDO 6,WMU 8. Fast break points-TOLEDO 9,WMU 9.
Bench points-TOLEDO 9,WMU 21. Score tied-0 times. Lead changed-0 times.
Last FG-TOLEDO 2nd-00:49, WMU 2nd-00:05.
Largest lead-TOLEDO None, WMU by 15 2nd-05:50.

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