TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Nathan Boothe scored 23 points and Nate Navigato added 19 with five 3-pointers off the bench as Toledo, coming off two losses, upset division leader Ball State 77-67 Tuesday night.
The Rockets surged to a 47-38 lead in the final six minutes of the first half on a 16-7 run. Ball State swiftly cut the gap to 47-46, holding Toledo scoreless for two-and-a-half minutes of the second half, but Boothe nailed a 3 and a jumper and Navigato added a trey and the Rockets had a 56-46 lead and led by double-digits most of the final 15 minutes.
The Rockets tied a season-low with six turnovers.
Boothe has scored more than 20 in 12 games this season as Toledo (17-11, 8-7 Mid-American Conference), climbed into a second-place tie with Central Michigan, both within a game of Ball State.
Ryan Weber led Ball State (18-10, 9-6) with 18 points.