Anyijong tip-in takes Toledo past UMass, 57-56
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP)—Justin Anyijong hit a tip-in at the buzzer to take Toledo to a 57-56 victory over Massachusetts on Wednesday night at Savage Arena.
In a matchup that saw 10 lead changes, the Minutemen (1-5) had a 56-55 advantage with 16 seconds left after Tony Gaffney hit two free throws. Gaffney then forced out a drive by Tyrone Kent, but Anyijong tipped in the rebound at the last second to secure the win for the Rockets (2-5).
Jonathan Amos and Kent had 13 points apiece for Toledo. Anthony Byrd added 11.
Chris Lowe led Massachusetts with 15 points. Ricky Harris scored 13 and Gaffney added 11. Tyrell Lynch had a game-high nine rebounds.
The game marked the grand re-opening of Savage Arena, formerly Savage Hall. A pre-game ceremony dedicated the Bob Nichols Court in honor of the men’s basketball coach from 1965-1987 who holds the Mid-American Conference record for victories with 376.