Toledo (5-1) will tip off its longest road stretch of the season when it travels to Atlantic-10 member St. Bonaventure (4-4) onn Monday, Dec. 4. The match-up against the Bonnies is slated for 7:00 p.m. in the Reilly Center.
Six of the Rockets' next seven games will take place away from the friendly confines of Savage Arena.
In nine-plus years under head coach Tricia Cullop, UT is 91-65 (.583) in contests away from home.
The Midnight Blue & Gold has begun the season winning five of its first six games for the second time in as many years. UT has now started a year 5-1 on eight occasions in program history.
The 2017 Mid-American Conference Champions enter tonight's match-up on the heels of a hard-fought 65-64 overtime victory against Maine on Thursday that extended its overall winning streak to four games.
Junior Mikaela Boyd paced three Rockets in double figures with a season-high 18 points against the Black Bears, to go along with nine rebounds, five helpers and a contest-best six steals in a collegiate-high 42 minutes. Senior Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott added 15 points and junior Kaayla McIntyre notched 10 points and a team-best 10 caroms to post her second double-double of the season.
The teams traded points for the first three-plus minutes of the extra period, before the Rockets secured the lead for good, 65-62, on a deep three-point field goal by sophomore Sara Rokkanen from the wing with 49 seconds left.
Maine wasted no time countering and cut the deficit to a single point on its ensuing possession as Blanca Millan sank two free throws.
UT ran down the shot clock on its next offensive trip and misfired on its shot. Sophomore Mariella Santucci snuck in-between a couple Black Bears, though, and stole their outlet pass and was immediately fouled with three seconds remaining. Santucci missed both charity tosses to keep it a one-point difference, but Parise Rossignol's desperation heave from midcourt sailed high off the backboard as the final horn sounded to close out Toledo's 10th-consecutive home triumph.
UT is fueled offensively by McIntyre, Bravo-Harriott, Cunningham and Boyd, who are averaging 12.7, 12.7, 9.2 and 9.2 ppg, respectively.
SBU has split its first eight contests this year and most recently dropped a 53-52 decision against Delaware on Wednesday. Mariah Ruff paced the Bonnies with a game-high 17 points.
St. Bonaventure features an attack with three players averaging at least 9.9 points per game led by McKenna Maycock's 13.3 ppg and 8.5 rpg, followed by Ruff's 11.4 ppg.
UT and SBU will square off for the sixth-straight year. The Rockets lead the all-time series, 4-1, most recently claiming a 74-50 triumph on Dec. 11, 2016 in Savage Arena.
Two years ago in St. Bonaventure, the Bonnies registered a 74-63 home victory (Nov. 29, 2015).
UT won the only other meeting between the two teams in the "Empire State," escaping town with a hard-fought 64-62 win on Dec. 15, 2013.
Following tomorrow's match-up against SBU, Toledo will travel to the "Steel City" to take on Duquesne on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the AJ Palumbo Center.