ESTERO, Fla. -- Jaelan Sanford scored 18 points and Toledo cruised to a 90-62 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Monday night in a Gulf Coast Showcase opener.
Sanford was 7 of 15 from the floor. Luke Knapke added 13 points for Toledo (3-1). Marreon Jackson had 12 points and Willie Jackson chipped in 11, and Chris Darrington added 14 points off the bench. Sanford and Nate Navigato each made three 3-pointers for the Rockets, who shot 12 of 21 (57 percent) from long range.
Toledo closed the first half on a 22-6 run and built a 42-25 halftime advantage. Knapke opened the surge with a dunk and 3-pointer, and finished it with another dunk for seven points during the stretch. The Rockets led by double digits the rest of the way.