Minnie was 8-of-11 shooting, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range, and Thompson made 11 of 14 from the field. Tim Bond added 17 points for Eastern Michigan (17-11, 8-7 Mid-American Conference). The Eagles have won three in a row and five of their last six.
Luke Knapke was fouled on a dunk and converted the 3-point play to give Toledo a 12-point lead midway through the first half, but Minnie and Bond scored nine points before Thompson made back-to-back baskets to give EMU its first lead early in the second half. Thompson's alley-oop dunk from Jackson sparked a 10-1 run that made it 72-63 with five minutes to play. Marreon Jackson's layup about a minute later pulled the Rockets within six, but they would get no closer.
Tre'Shaun Fletcher led Toledo with 21 points.
The Rockets (19-9, 11-4), who have a one-game lead over Ball State in the West standings, have lost two in a row. Buffalo (12-3) leads the East.
Murray State runs all over Division III Spalding 106-36
Ja Morant scored all 18 of his points in the first half to help Murray State run all over Division III Spalding 106-36 on Friday night.
Green Bay trio sparks OT win over Eastern Washington
ShanQuan Hemphill and reserve Jayquan McCloud scored 19 points apiece and Cody Schwartz came off the bench to score 18 to help Green Bay turn back Eastern Washington 82-78 in overtime on Friday night.
Seymour, Pickett hit key 3s, Siena holds on for 61-58 win
Sloan Seymour scored 14 points, hitting a pair of clutch 3-pointers late in the second half as well as a crucial jump shot with under a minute to go as Siena held off Norfolk State 61-58 Friday night in a game that went down to the wire.