The game was tied with 1:54 left when Brown hit the first of two treys to go up 68-65. Just 41 seconds later, it was a six-point advantage. Arkansas State didn't score again.
Back-to-back 3-pointers by Cameron Golden and Daijon Macklien put Arkansas State (2-4) up by 10 midway through the first, but Toledo's 11-2 run to close the first half pulled the Rockets within 42-37 at intermission. Golden led the Red Wolves (2-4) with 18 points, including four 3-pointers.
Toledo opened the second half on 15-9 run to melt the deficit and went up one, 52-51, on Nathan Boothe's jumper fewer than 7 minutes in.