Middle Tennessee edges Toledo 73-70 in OT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) JaCorey Williams scored 31 points, including three key buckets in overtime, to lift Middle Tennessee to a 73-70 win over Toledo that clinched the Challenge in Music City tournament Saturday night.
Williams dropped in his third layup in overtime with 1:50 left to extend Middle Tennessee's advantage to 71-68. Giddy Potts sealed the win by hitting 2 of 4 from the free-throw line. Toledo's Jonathan Williams missed a 3-pointer just ahead of the buzzer.
Potts finished with 23 points, including a bucket with 5 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 61 and force overtime. Williams hit 12 of 17 from the field and had seven rebounds.
Toledo took a 30-22 advantage into halftime but Middle Tennessee bounced back with 59 percent shooting in the second half.
Jonathan Williams and Jaelan Sanford led Toledo with 15 points each, while Steve Taylor Jr. had 14 points and 17 rebounds.