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Coleman's 27 leads NJIT past St. Francis 83-70

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Tim Coleman scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and NJIT took control in the second half to defeat St. Francis 83-70 on Wednesday night.

Damon Lynn added 18 points for the Highlanders (4-4), who turned a 39-38 halftime lead into a 16-point advantage with 2:55 to play.

Coleman made 12 of 14 from the foul line, where NJIT was 17 of 19 compared to an 8 for 15 showing for the Red Flash. The Highlanders were also 50 percent from the field (28 of 56), including 10 of 21 from 3-point range and scored 26 points off of turnovers.

Coleman started an 11-0 run early in the first half with a pair of free throws. Lynn sandwiched two 3s around a Chris Jenkins 3 for a 59-46 lead with 11:15 to play. After NJIT's Rob Ukawuba's trey with 8:27 left, the lead never got below double figures.

Josh Nebo and Isaiah Blackmon had 12 points apiece for St. Francis (3-3).

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
Team Stats
away team logo St. Fran.-Pa. 18-15 76.3 PPG 40.9 RPG 12.5 APG
home team logo N.J. Tech 22-12 70.6 PPG 36 RPG 10.8 APG
Key Players
13
K. Braxton 16.0 PPG 9.8 RPG 3.8 APG 45.7 FG%
4
Z. Cooks 17.5 PPG 4.9 RPG 2.1 APG 45.9 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB