TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Trey Zeigler scored 15 of his 22 points in the second half as Central Michigan pulled away from Toledo for a 68-56 victory Tuesday night, sweeping the season series.
Zeigler became the highest-scoring freshman in Chippewas history as Central Michigan (10-19, 7-8 Mid-American Conference) won its first back-to-back road games since the 2006-07 season and secured at least the No. 9 seed in the league tournament.
Jalin Thomas added 17 points, Derek Jackson had 14 and Andre Coimbra and William McClure grabbed 11 rebounds apiece for the Chippewas.
Central Michigan never trailed and led by as many as 11 in the first half before taking a 24-21 edge into the break.
The Chippewas shot 60 percent (12 of 20) and hit 18 of 23 free throws in the second half.
Jay Shunnar scored 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting for the Rockets (4-26, 1-14), who lost their 12th straight game.
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