AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Marreon Jackson hit seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 36 points, Willie Jackson added a double-double and Toledo ended Akron's 12-game home winning streak with a 99-89 victory on Saturday.
Willie Jackson scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Luke Knapke added 19 points for the Rockets (10-8, 2-3 Mid-American Conference), who went 15 of 26 from 3-point range (57.7%). It was a season-high for makes and percent and led to 56.7% shooting overall. They also were 16 of 18 from the foul line.
Loren Cristian Jackson drilled seven 3-pointers and scored 33 points, both career highs, for the Zips (14-4, 4-1), who had their five-game winning streak end despite hitting 13 3-pointers and shooting 51%. Tyler Cheese added 19 points and tied his career-high with seven assists and Xeyrius Williams netted 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
Akron was was only giving up 62.5 points a game this season and had now allowed more than 79 at home in going 10-0 to start the season. The Zips won their first four league games by an average of 19.3.
A late 19-5 run helped the Rockets lead 46-36 at the half. They shot 65%. Akron recovered with a 16-2 run to open the second half and kept the lead until Marreon Jackson scored 11 straight. Jackson had a layup and three straight 3-pointers for a 75-68 Toledo lead with 8:13 to play. After adding two free throws he had a run 16-straight points for the Rockets.
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