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NJIT downs Fordham 53-50 behind Cooks, Lewis

NEW YORK (AP) Zach Cooks scored 16 points, Abdul Lewis added 11, including a go-ahead free throw, and NJIT beat Fordham 53-50 on Tuesday night to win its third straight.

Trailing 29-27 at halftime, NJIT led 43-35 after San Antonio Brinson hit a go-ahead dunk amid a 13-0 run, but the Rams hit three straight 3s for a 44-43 lead. The lead traded hands until Lewis' free throw put NJIT up 49-48 with 3:46 left, and the teams combined to miss seven shots and three free throws over the next three minutes.

Diandre Wilson and Cooks combined for three NJIT free throws, but Fordham closed to 52-50 on Antwon Portley's layup with 11.4 seconds to go. Donovan Greer's free throw gave NJIT a three-point lead and Nick Honor's 3 at the buzzer missed for the Rams.

Brinson grabbed eight rebounds and Shyquan Gibbs had five assists for the Highlanders (10-2), who shot 38 percent but only 3 of 13 from distance.

Honor scored 13 points and Portley added 12 for Fordham (7-3), which beat the Big Ten's Rutgers 78-70 last Saturday.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Offensive rebound by Jesse Bunting 0.0
  Nick Honor missed 3-pt. jump shot 1.0
  Personal foul on Shyquan Gibbs 7.0
  Defensive rebound by Antwon Portley 9.0
  Donovan Greer missed 2nd of 2 free throws 9.0
+ 1 Donovan Greer made 1st of 2 free throws 9.0
  Personal foul on Ty Perry 9.0
+ 2 Antwon Portley made layup 11.0
+ 1 Zach Cooks made 2nd of 2 free throws 18.0
+ 1 Zach Cooks made 1st of 2 free throws 18.0
  Personal foul on Jalen Cobb 18.0
Team Stats
Points 53 50
Field Goals 16-42 (38.1%) 21-57 (36.8%)
3-Pointers 3-13 (23.1%) 7-25 (28.0%)
Free Throws 18-27 (66.7%) 1-3 (33.3%)
Total Rebounds 34 36
Offensive 4 8
Defensive 26 26
Team 4 2
Assists 11 7
Steals 9 3
Blocks 2 5
Turnovers 14 14
Fouls 11 20
Technicals 0 0
16 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST
13 PTS, 3 AST
12T
away team logo New Jersey Tech 10-2 272653
home team logo Fordham 7-3 292150
Team Stats
away team logo New Jersey Tech 10-2 70.6 PPG 36.1 RPG 10.7 APG
home team logo Fordham 7-3 65.9 PPG 36.8 RPG 11.3 APG
Key Players
4
Z. Cooks G 17.6 PPG 4.8 RPG 2.1 APG 45.1 FG%
3
N. Honor G 15.3 PPG 2.4 RPG 3.0 APG 37.3 FG%
Top Scorers
Z. Cooks G 16 PTS 5 REB 3 AST
N. Honor G 13 PTS 0 REB 3 AST
38.1 FG% 36.8
23.1 3PT FG% 28.0
66.7 FT% 33.3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Z. Cooks 16 5 3 5/12 2/4 4/6 2 38 3 0 1 1 4
A. Lewis 11 7 0 4/8 0/2 3/7 1 32 0 0 5 1 6
S. Brinson 7 8 0 1/6 0/3 5/6 3 27 1 1 2 0 8
S. Gibbs 4 5 5 2/5 0/1 0/0 2 33 3 1 1 0 5
D. Wilson 1 1 1 0/3 0/2 1/2 1 23 0 0 1 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Z. Cooks 16 5 3 5/12 2/4 4/6 2 38 3 0 1 1 4
A. Lewis 11 7 0 4/8 0/2 3/7 1 32 0 0 5 1 6
S. Brinson 7 8 0 1/6 0/3 5/6 3 27 1 1 2 0 8
S. Gibbs 4 5 5 2/5 0/1 0/0 2 33 3 1 1 0 5
D. Wilson 1 1 1 0/3 0/2 1/2 1 23 0 0 1 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Greer 8 2 1 3/6 1/1 1/1 1 17 1 0 3 1 1
S. Jones 4 1 0 0/0 0/0 4/5 1 15 1 0 1 0 1
M. Bendary 2 1 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 11 0 0 0 1 0
D. Willis 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
R. Walsh - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Price - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. De Graaf - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Diakite - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Jamison - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 53 30 11 16/42 3/13 18/27 11 200 9 2 14 4 26
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Honor 13 0 3 5/16 3/9 0/0 0 39 1 0 3 0 0
A. Portley 12 2 3 5/8 1/2 1/2 4 30 0 0 3 0 2
J. Bunting 4 8 0 2/4 0/0 0/0 1 25 0 2 0 4 4
I. Raut 0 3 0 0/4 0/4 0/0 0 12 0 0 2 1 2
C. Austin 0 0 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 2 9 0 0 1 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Honor 13 0 3 5/16 3/9 0/0 0 39 1 0 3 0 0
A. Portley 12 2 3 5/8 1/2 1/2 4 30 0 0 3 0 2
J. Bunting 4 8 0 2/4 0/0 0/0 1 25 0 2 0 4 4
I. Raut 0 3 0 0/4 0/4 0/0 0 12 0 0 2 1 2
C. Austin 0 0 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 2 9 0 0 1 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Pekarek 8 8 0 3/4 2/3 0/0 3 29 0 0 1 1 7
T. Perry 7 0 0 3/6 1/3 0/0 1 12 0 0 1 0 0
O. Eyisi 4 4 0 2/3 0/0 0/1 4 12 0 2 2 2 2
J. Cobb 2 6 1 1/7 0/2 0/0 3 21 0 0 1 0 6
C. Ohams 0 3 0 0/3 0/0 0/0 2 11 2 1 0 0 3
E. Gazi - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Downing - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Slanina - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Burquest - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Radovich - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Skoric - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 50 34 7 21/57 7/25 1/3 20 200 3 5 14 8 26