NCAA Basketball

Rockets soar past Middle Tennessee 84-62 behind Jackson

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Marreon Jackson scored 17 points and Toledo won its eighth straight by beating Middle Tennessee 84-62 on Saturday night.

The Rockets' 10-1 start is its best since winning its first 12 in the 2013-14 season.

Karl Gamble's jump shot gave Middle Tennessee its last lead at 11-10. The Rockets went on a 15-5 run and never looked back on their way to a 48-30 lead at the break.

Toledo shot 15 of 27 (55.6 percent) in the first half including 7 of 13 from 3-point range. Toledo was 11 of 13 from the foul line while Middle Tennessee didn't get to the line once.

Chris Darrington, Jackson and Jaelan Sanford each scored 10 points for the Rockets in the first half. Darrington, Sanford and Luke Knapke each finished with 12 points. Willie Jackson finished with 12 rebounds.

Reggie Scurry and Antonio Green each scored 13 for the Blue Raiders (3-8).

Updated December 15, 2018

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