FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Julius Brown scored 25 points, making a career-high 11 free throws, and Toledo used big two big runs to defeat Samford 82-69 Wednesday for the Rockets' first win of the season.

Trailing 31-27 at halftime, Toledo (1-3) opened the second half with a 20-1 spurt in the Battle 4 Atlantis.

The Rockets couldn't hold their double-digit lead, as the Bulldogs (1-4) used a 16-6 run to close the deficit to 63-61 with 5:27 remaining.

Toledo answered by scoring 10 of the next 11 points, capped by a Reese Holliday 3-pointer with 3:52 left, and the Rockets maintained a cushion of at least nine the rest of the way.

Rian Pearson scored 17 points and Dominique Buckley had 15 and a career-high eight rebounds for Toledo, which shot 31 of 40 from the free-throw line.

Clide Geffrard Jr. scored 24 points off the bench for Samford, hitting 5 of 8 3-pointers.
SAMFORD (1-4)
Williams 4-8 6-8 14, Hood 2-6 0-2 5, Wilson 1-3 0-0 2, Kelly 6-16 1-2 17, Cook 0-3 0-0 0, Hayman 1-1 0-0 2, Miller 2-8 0-0 5, Thompson 0-1 0-0 0, Geffrard, Jr. 8-14 3-5 24, Beckham 0-0 0-0 0, Barnes 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-61 10-17 69.

TOLEDO (1-3)
Smith 2-6 4-5 8, Boothe 4-8 0-0 8, Buckley 4-8 4-4 15, Pearson 4-12 9-13 17, Brown 6-11 11-14 25, Lemons 0-0 0-0 0, Holliday 2-4 3-4 9, Wonnell 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-49 31-40 82.

Halftime_Samford 31-27. 3-Point Goals_Samford 11-27 (Geffrard, Jr. 5-8, Kelly 4-9, Hood 1-2, Miller 1-6, Barnes 0-1, Cook 0-1), Toledo 7-16 (Buckley 3-4, Holliday 2-3, Brown 2-6, Pearson 0-1, Smith 0-2). Fouled Out_Wilson. Rebounds_Samford 28 (Williams 9), Toledo 44 (Buckley, Holliday 8). Assists_Samford 9 (Kelly 3), Toledo 12 (Pearson 4). Total Fouls_Samford 28, Toledo 19. A_NA.