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Toledo Rockets Will Struggle vs. Ohio Bobcats Due To Justin Drummond’s Suspension

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Any and every weekend in college is an excuse to relax and enjoy yourself, but Toledo Rockets guard Justin Drummond found out the hard way that the law never relaxes. Late Saturday night, Toledo’s leading scorer was arrested on a DUI charge and has been suspended for Wednesday’s home tilt with their in-state and Mid-American Conference rival Ohio Bobcats.

A player arrest is never a good thing, but to make matters worse, at 20-3 (8-2 MAC West) Toledo hosts an Ohio team that was the 2013 conference regular season champion. The Bobcats have put together a pretty solid campaign this year as well, sitting at 17-6 (7-3 MAC East), just a game behind the East Division leader Akron Zips. The silver lining for Toledo is the game is at home where they’re a perfect 11-0.

Drummond averages a team-high 14.6 points per game and is also third in rebounding with just under five a game. The junior has been locked in of late, scoring double figures in 11 of the past 12 games.

Freshman Jonathan Williams is expected to be thrust into the starting role Wednesday and might receive the tall order of guarding Ohio’s second-leading scorer in Nick Kellogg, who is averaging 15 points per game.

With Drummond in the lineup Toledo is the clear favorite, but his lapse in judgement over the weekend has put his teammates in a tough spot against  a solid Ohio club. College players make mistakes and hopefully Drummond will learn from his transgressions of this past weekend.