Lipscomb beats NJIT 78-55 in Atlantic Sun tourney
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Garrison Mathews had 22 points as Lipscomb romped past NJIT 78-55 in the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament on Thursday night.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Scottie James had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead Liberty to a 57-51 win over NJIT on Friday night and claim a share of the Atlantic Sun title.
Mathews scores 32 to lead Lipscomb over NJIT 81-77
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Garrison Mathews had a season-high 32 points as Lipscomb narrowly beat NJIT 81-77 on Monday night.
Matt Rose had 12 points for Lipscomb (22-6, 13-2 Atlantic Sun...
Cooks steals and scores as NJIT rallies for 77-73 win
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Zach Cooks had two steals, resulting in a layup and a 3-pointer, in the final minutes to help NJIT retake the lead and then hold off Jacksonville 77-73 on...
Cooks scores 21 to lift NJIT past Stetson 82-77
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Cooks had 21 points as NJIT edged past Stetson 82-77 on Wednesday night.
Diandre Wilson had 13 points for NJIT (19-9, 7-6 Atlantic Sun Conference), which ended its...
Horchler scores 22 to lead North Florida over NJIT 64-63
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Noah Horchler had 22 points as North Florida narrowly beat NJIT 64-63 on Saturday.
North Florida led 63-52 with 1:33 remaining in the game but NJIT rallied with two 3-pointers and 5 of 5 from the free-throw line. Diandre Wilson made three free throws and NJIT trailed 64-63 with 23 seconds to go. The Highlanders fouled Ivan Gandia-Rosa, who missed both free throws with 11 seconds left. Abdul Lewis missed a jumper on NJIT's final possession.
Hooker scores 17 to lift Kennesaw State past NJIT 63-62
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Ugo Obineke made a short jumper with 11 seconds remaining to give Kennesaw State a 63-62 victory over NJIT on Saturday.
Obineke's basket came after Diandre Wilson gave NJIT the lead on two free throws with 24 seconds left.
Tyler Hooker had 17 points for Kennesaw State. Bobby Parker had 14 points for the Owls (5-20, 2-8 Atlantic Sun Conference). Bryson Lockley added seven rebounds.
Cooks dominates OT, NJIT beats N Alabama 76-70
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Cooks scored nine of his 21 points in overtime, including the go-ahead 3-pointer, and NJIT defeated North Alabama 76-70 on Sunday.
Donovan Greer of the Highlanders hit a 3-pointer just right of center and a couple steps behind the line with five seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 65. Jamari Blackmon's floater off the backboard hit the rim and bounced away.
NJIT holds off Jacksonville’s late rally for a 77-74 victory
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Cooks scored 23 points, Abdul Lewis added 19 points and a career-high 21 rebounds and NJIT held off Jacksonville's late rally for a 77-74 victory on Saturday.
NJIT (14-5, 2-2 Atlantic Sun Conference) snapped its first two-game losing skid of the season. Jacksonville (8-12, 1-4) has lost seven of its last eight.
NJIT’s 2nd-half rally leads to win in Atlantic Sun opener
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Cooks scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half and Abdul Lewis and Diandre Wilson finished with 15 each to lead NJIT to a 72-52 victory over Kennesaw State on Saturday in an Atlantic Sun opener.
The Highlanders (13-3), coming off their best nonconference record in program history, improved to 6-1 at home with the victory over the Owls (3-13), who have lost three in a row.
Davis, Jarreau lead No. 22 Houston over NJIT 80-59
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston finished off its best nonconference season in school history with a strong second half Saturday.
Corey Davis Jr. scored 19 points, DeJon Jarreau had 13 and No. 22 Houston beat NJIT 80-59 to remain undefeated.
Brison Gresham had 11 points and seven rebounds and Armoni Brooks had 10 points for Houston (13-0), which shot 50 percent overall and 63 percent in the second half.
Lewis with double-double, NJIT defeats St. Francis 82-60
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Abdul Lewis and Zach Cooks scored 19 points each, with Cooks missing 20 for just the second time in the last seven games, and Diandre Wilson added 18 points as NJIT rolled past St. Francis (Brooklyn) 82-60 on Saturday.
Wilson helps NJIT post first 3-0 start with win over Brown
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Diandre Wilson sank three 3-pointers and scored 20 points and his go-ahead layup with 26 seconds left helped lift NJIT past Brown 63-60 on Sunday for its first 3-0 start since become a Division-I school in 2006.
Mohamed Bendary added 10 points for the Highlanders, who last were 3-0 in 1996-97 — their last year as a D-III school. Brown Bears (0-1) at NJIT Highlanders (2-0). NJIT knocked down half of its 50 shots from the floor but connected on only 5 of 19 from 3-point range.
Wilson’s late 3 helps NJIT to 81-78 OT win over Colgate
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Diandre Wilson nailed a 3-pointer in overtime to put NJIT ahead for good and give the Highlanders an 81-78 victory over Colgate on Tuesday night.
Wilson hit the trey with 1:32 remaining in the extra period to give the Highlanders a 78-76 lead. He added four free throws in the final seconds to secure the season-opening victory.
Jones leads balanced NJIT into A Sun quarterfinals 76-67
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Freshman Shawndale Jones scored 13 points, four players reached double figures and NJIT defeated South Carolina Upstate 76-67 Thursday night to clinch fourth place in the Atlantic Sun Conference and host the school's first ever quarterfinal playoff game next week.
Zach Cooks free throws lift NJIT past Jacksonville, 71-68
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Freshman Zach Cooks hit two free throws with four seconds left to give NJIT a 71-69 win over Jacksonville in an Atlantic Sun Conference battle Thursday night.
Devin Harris got Jacksonville even at 69-69 with 9.5 seconds left. Jace Hogan's 3-pointer at the buzzer to win it for Jacksonville rimmed out.
Wilson helps NJIT roll to 91-59 victory over North Florida
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Diandre Wilson buried all five of his 3-point attempts and scored 17 points with four assists to power NJIT to a 91-59 thumping of North Florida on Thursday night.
NJIT blocks 13 shots in 99-53 win over D-III Bryn Athyn
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Diandre Wilson made four 3-pointers and scored 15 points, Anthony Tarke added 14 and NJIT blocked 13 shots in defeating Division III opponent Bryn Athyn 99-53 on Friday.
The Highlanders (7-6) outscored the Lions 50-26 in the paint and blocked a season-high 13 shots with Abdul Lewis leading the way with four.
Iona hangs on for 74-70 win over NJIT
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — E.J. Crawford scored 19 points, Rickey McGill added 17, including the go-ahead bucket with under a minute to play, and Iona held on Saturday for a 74-70 win over NJIT.
McGill hit the go-ahead bucket with 41 seconds left and Schadrac Casimir sealed the win with 4-of-4 shooting from the line sandwiched around an NJIT layup by Shyquan Gibbs.
Carter leads No. 19 WVU to 102-69 win over NJIT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jevon Carter scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds and No. 19 West Virginia used an early second-half run to beat NJIT 102-69 on Thursday night.
Carter had his five steals that made him WVU's all-time leader with 255, passing Greg Jones' record set in 1983.
West Virginia (7-1) started the game sluggish, allowing NJIT to lead throughout the first 10 minutes of the game.
Lewis guides NJIT to first win over LIU Brooklyn, 73-69
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Abdul Lewis scored 23 points and grabbed 18 of NJIT's 32 rebounds and the Highlanders beat LIU Brooklyn for the first time, 73-69, on Tuesday night.
Lewis added four assists and Diandre Wilson chipped in with 16 points, five rebounds and four steals for the Highlanders (4-2), who were 0-4 against the Blackbirds (2-6) coming in.
NJIT has won three straight games and is off to the best start in school history.
Jones leads, balanced NJIT wallops D-III Kean College 116-63
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Shawndale Jones scored 23 points off the bench and all 13 players scored as NJIT raced away from Division III Kean College 116-63 on Wednesday.
Jones was 10 of 16 from the floor with five assists and was joined in double figures by Highlanders Zach Cooks, 17 points, Diandre Wilson with 13, Anthony Tarke with 12 and Donovan Greer with 10.
Wilson hits 20 points, leads NJIT to first win of the season
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Diandre Wilson was 7 of 9 from the floor and scored 20 points to lead NJIT to its first win, a 96-80 victory over Lafayette on Tuesday night.
Wilson was 3 of 4 from long distance and made 3 of 4 free throw attempts in just 23 minutes of play. Abdul Lewis had his second double-double of the year with 10 points while grabbing 15 rebounds with two blocks. Shyquan Gibbs chipped in 14 points and Anthony Tarke had 12 for the Highlanders (1-1).