Quinnipiac meets NJIT in CIT first round
Quinnipiac (16-14) vs. NJIT (21-12)
CIT First Round, Wellness and Events Center, Newark, New Jersey; Monday, 6 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Quinnipiac and NJIT will meet in the first round of...
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.
NJIT and Lipscomb meet in Atlantic Sun semis
No. 5 seed NJIT (21-11, 9-8) vs. No. 1 seed Lipscomb (24-6, 15-2)
Atlantic Sun Conference Tourney Semifinals, Allen Arena, Nashville, Tennessee; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
NJIT faces FGCU in Atlantic Sun Conference Tourney 1
NJIT (20-11, 8-8) vs. Florida Gulf Coast (14-17, 9-7)
Alico Arena, Fort Myers, Florida; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: NJIT is traveling to Florida Gulf Coast in the 1 of the Atlantic...
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.
Liberty looks to sweep NJIT
Liberty (24-6, 13-2) vs. NJIT (20-10, 8-7)
Wellness and Events Center, Newark, New Jersey; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: NJIT seeks revenge on Liberty after dropping the first...
Lipscomb looks to sweep NJIT
NJIT (20-9, 8-6) vs. Lipscomb (21-6, 12-2)
Allen Arena, Nashville, Tennessee; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Lipscomb goes for the season sweep over NJIT after winning the previous...
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...
NJIT looks to sweep Jacksonville
NJIT (19-9, 7-6) vs. Jacksonville (12-16, 5-8)
Swisher Gym, Jacksonville, Florida; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: NJIT goes for the season sweep over Jacksonville after winning the...
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 gets ninth road win, stymies Stetson in 2nd half, 82-59
DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Zach Cooks scored 16 points and NJIT picked up its ninth road win of the season by beating Stetson, 82-59 in an Atlantic Sun game Thursday night.
The Highlanders now have won three straight and nine of their last 12. Stetson remains winless through six conference games.
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.
Marberry’s 23 leads Lipscomb past NJIT 70-52
NEWWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rob Marberry had 23 points on 11-of-12 shooting and Lipscomb defeated NJIT 70-52 on Wednesday night.
Matt Rose had five 3-pointers and a season-high 17 points for Lipscomb (13-4, 4-0 Atlantic Sun Conference), which won its fourth straight.
The Bisons scored the first eight points of the game and closed the first half with a 17-4 run for a 34-20 lead. Marberry had 14 points, making 7 of 8.
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.
Cooks scores 27 points, lifts NJIT over Army 77-72
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Cooks scored a career-high 27 points to lead NJIT to a 77-72 victory over Army on Tuesday night.
NJIT (8-2) rebounded from a double-digit loss at UMass Lowell Saturday in which Cooks put up 25 points. The loss snapped a three-game win streak.
Cooks was 8-of-12 shooting, made four 3-pointers and 7 of 12 free-throw attempts. Abdul Lewis added 14 points and nine rebounds and Shyquan Gibbs scored 10 points for the Highlanders.
Cornell downs NJIT behind Morgan’s 34 points
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Matt Morgan scored 34 points with six 3-pointers and seven rebounds, Jimmy Boeheim added 15 points off the bench and Cornell pulled away early from NJIT for an 86-73 win on Saturday at the Central New York Hoops Classic.
Jack Gordon added 10 points and Steven Julian grabbed seven rebounds for the Big Red (3-2), who shot 64 percent to the Highlanders' 45 percent despite 14 turnovers.
NJIT off to best start since 1996-97, beats Kean 73-40
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Shyquan Gibbs scored 15 points to lead five players in double-figure scoring and NJIT stayed undefeated with a 73-40 victory over Division III Kean on Wednesday night.
NJIT (4-0) is off to its best start since 1996-97, the program's final season at the D-III level.
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.
Tarke’s late free throws help NJIT beat Kennesaw State 74-71
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Abdul Lewis had 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting and Anthony Tarke made 5 of 6 free throws in the final 16 seconds to help NJIT beat Kennesaw State 74-71 on Monday night after blowing a 21-point lead.
Tarke finished with 18 points and eight rebounds and Lewis also grabbed eight rebounds. Shawndale Jones added 10 points for NJIT (11-12, 4-4 Atlantic Sun).
Marberry scores career-high 29, Lipscomb wins 86-79 in OT
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rob Marberry tied his career high with 29 points and Lipscomb rallied from a 19-point second-half deficit to beat NJIT 86-79 in overtime Saturday.
A 20-6 run with 12 points from Matt Rose cut NJIT's lead to four with 13:57 left. The Bisons took their first lead with 7:21 left on consecutive baskets by Marberry, their first lead since scoring the opening bucket.
Jacksonville defense thwarts NJIT for 63-61 win
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jace Hogan scored six of his 12 points in the final minutes as the Jacksonville defense thwarted NJIT in the last seconds to hold on for a 63-61 win on Saturday.
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.
Tarke helps NJIT win first ASun opener, 98-87
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Anthony Tarke scored 21 points, capping an early 13-2 rally for the lead and NJIT never lost it, defeating South Carolina Upstate 98-87 on Saturday, winning its first Atlantic Sun Conference opener in the three seasons since joining the conference.
NJIT (8-8, 1-0) trailed 14-7 early when Shawndale Jones scored on a layup and a 3-pointer back-to-back, adding a free throw to convert a 4-point play, sparking the rally that put the Highlanders in the driver's seat.
Bendary, Tarke, turnovers help NJIT beat UMass Lowell 78-65
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Mohamed Bendary matched a career high, scoring 16 points off the bench, Anthony Tarke added 18 and NJIT forced 23 turnovers to defeat UMass Lowell 78-65 on Sunday.
Tarke had three of the 14 Highlander steals and NJIT (5-3) scored 26 points off the turnovers. UMass Lowell (5-3) entered averaging 13 turnovers a game, but made 14 in the second half alone.
Zach Cooks and Abdul Lewis chipped in 10 points each for the Highlanders, who have won five straight at home.
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.