Toledo (9-6, 1-1) bounced back from losing its Mid-American opener by shooting 9 of 11 from 3-point range. The Rockets led by six when Nathan Boothe made a 3 and Kurt Hall a layup on consecutive possessions to extend the lead to 66-55 with 7:35 left.
Nyles Evans ended that run with a quick layup for Akron (10-5, 1-1) but fouled out on a technical for handling the ball after his made basket. He led Akron with 13 points and the Zips would get no closer after he left the game.
Toledo closed the first half with a 9-2 run to push ahead 37-34 and opened the second with six straight for a nine-point lead.