Justin Anyijong scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Toledo snapped a school-record 19-game losing streak by beating Ball State 45-42 on Saturday night.
The Rockets (4-26, 1-14 Mid-American Conference) led 30-15 at halftime, outshooting the Cardinals 48 percent (12-for-25) to 15.8 percent (3-for-19) in the first 20 minutes.
Toledo's shooting turned cold in the second half, dropping to 26.3 percent (5-for-19), but Ball State didn't improve enough, making 34.6 percent (9-for-26). The final margin was as close as the Cardinals (15-13, 8-7) got since the game's first 8 minutes.
Ball State's loss dropped it into a three-way tie with Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan atop the MAC North Division with one game left in the regular season.
Randy Davis had 14 points and eight rebounds and Jarrod Jones had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Ball State.