ATHENS, Ohio – Ivo Baltic scored 24 points and DeVaughn Washington added 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Ohio over Toledo 74-57 on Tuesday night in the opening round of the Mid-American Conference tournament.
The Bobcats (18-14) jumped out to a 17-1 lead with 11:31 left to play in the opening half after Toledo missed its first six field-goal attempts and 3 of its first 4 free throws.
Ohio extended its lead to 31-6 on a jumper from Washington with 8:21 left before halftime and led 41-22 at the break.
A three-point play from Jay Shunnar pulled the Rockets within nine, 56-47, with 9:09 to go, but that was as close as they would get.
Anthony Wright scored 18 points and Shunnar finished with 10 for the Rockets (4-28), who ended their season on a 14-game losing streak.
Tommy Freeman added 16 points for Ohio, which will face No. 4 Ball State (18-12) on Thursday night.