MUNCIE, Indiana — Julius Brown scored 24 points and Toledo never trailed as the Rockets beat Ball State 72-61 on Saturday.
J.D. Weatherspoon's dunk six minutes in put Toledo (15-8, 7-3 Mid-American) up 10-4. The Rockets then used a 16-4 run, including a 3-pointer and layup from Drummond on consecutive possessions, to lead 42-27 at the break.
Ball State trimmed the deficit to nine a couple of times later in the second half — the latest with 3:43 left after Kaleb Malory's layup made it 62-53 — but never closed the gap.
Franko House led Ball State (7-14, 2-8) with 19 points. Jeremiah Davis had 12 points and Francis Kiapway added 11.