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Rockets Punch Ticket to Cleveland with 76-73 Win Over WMU

TOLEDO, Ohio – The Toledo men's basketball team fought off a feisty Western Michigan squad and punched its ticket to Cleveland on Monday evening with a 76-73 victory in a first-round Mid-American Conference Men's Basketball Tournament matchup in Savage Arena.

The No. 7 seeded Rockets' victory places them in the quarterfinals against No. 2 seed Bowling Green (21-11) on Thursday, March 12. Tip-off time for the contest is 6:30 p.m. in Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse with streaming on ESPN-Plus.

Junior Marreon Jackson paced the Toledo (17-15) with 25 points, including 18 in the opening 20 minutes.