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 previous matchup in Newark. The teams last met on Jan. 19, when the Highlanders shot 41 percent from the field and went 8 for 20 from 3-point territory en route to a 77-74 victory.
TEAM LEADERS: Jacksonville’s JD Notae has averaged 15.4 points and 6.2 rebounds while Jace Hogan has put up 13.1 points and 5.5 rebounds. For the Highlanders, Zach Cooks has averaged 17.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 steals while Abdul Lewis has put up 12.7 points and 9.3 rebounds.
KEY CONTRIBUTIONS: Cooks has directly created 43 percent of all NJIT field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has 16 field goals and 14 assists in those games.
WINLESS WHEN: Jacksonville is 0-8 this year when it scores 67 points or fewer and 12-8 when it scores at least 68.
STREAK STATS: NJIT has lost its last three road games, scoring 58 points, while allowing 65.7 per game.
DID YOU KNOW: Jacksonville is rated second among Atlantic Sun teams with an average of 75.9 points per game. The Dolphins have averaged 81 points per game over their last three games.