Toledo downs Evansville 83-79 in 2OT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Luke Knapke scored 19 points, Steve Taylor Jr. had 15 points and 15 rebounds, and Toledo rallied to beat Evansville 83-79 in double overtime on Friday night in the opening game of the Challenge in Music City.
Taylor’s layup and Daniel Dzierzawki’s pair of free throws gave the Rockets an 81-78 edge when Evansville’s Jaylon Brown was fouled with three seconds to go and made 1 of 2 from the line. Jordan Lauf iced it for the Rockets with two free throws.
Trailing 32-29 at halftime, the Rockets were up 57-55 with 3:32 left in regulation, fell behind, then scored five points in the final minute to tied it at 63 on a free throw by Lauf. Brown hit two free throws to tie it at the end of the first overtime.
Jaelan Sanford scored 15 points and Dzierzawki had 10 for Toledo (3-2).
Brown set career highs with 39 points and 11 rebounds for the Purple Aces (2-2).