CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Rian Pierson had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead Toledo to a 67-59 win over Eastern Illinois Saturday night.
Dominique Buckley scored 13 points for the Rockets (3-6). Julius Brown and Matt Smith added 10 points for Toledo, which has played eight of its nine games on the road.
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Alex Austin scored 21 points to lead Eastern Illinois (3-8). Josh Piper added 17 points and Sherman Blanford scored 10 for EIU.
The Rockets led by as many as 13 points in the second half. Piper's 3-pointer with 1:25 left got the Panthers within 63-59, but they didn't score again.