Buzzer-beater Fletcher sends Toledo past Detroit Mercy 89-86
DETROIT (AP) Tre’Shaun Fletcher made a fade-away 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Toledo over Detroit Mercy 89-86 on Wednesday night.
Fletcher made an unnecessary foul with 2.6 seconds left and Detroit’s Josh McFolley tied it 86 with a pair of free throws. Fletcher caught a full-court pass on the wing, took one dribble and buried a 3 with a defender in his face.
Jaelan Sanford led Toledo (5-3) with 23 points and Fletcher finished with 16 points, 15 rebounds and six assists. Luke Knapke scored 15, Marreon Jackson 14 and Navigato 10. The Rockets outrebounded Detroit Mercy 44-32.
McFolley finished with 24 points, Kameron Chatman and Corey Allen each scored 17 and Jermaine Jackson Jr. had 11 points for Detroit Mercy (4-5).
McFolley had a 4-point play with 50 seconds left to pull to 83-82. He scored Detroit Mercy’s last eight points in a 48-second span.