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NJIT turns it on late to beat Fairleigh Dickinson 90-80

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) Zach Cooks scored 25 points with seven rebounds and NJIT took off in the second half to beat Fairleigh Dickinson 90-80 on Saturday night.

The Highlanders (11-2) have won four straight and are off to their best start since the 1994-95 season.

Cooks, the ASUN scoring leader with an average of 18.8 points per game, was 7 of 13 shooting from the field including five from distance. Abdul Lewis added 20 points and a team-high 12 rebounds, San Antonio Brinson had 18 points, Diandre Wilson 12 points and seven rebounds and Shyquan Gibbs had 10 points.

The Highlanders had a 40-37 edge at the break and opened the second half on a 13-2 run capped by back-to-back 3-pointers by Wilson and Cooks for a 53-39 lead. The Knights (4-5) trailed throughout the half but closed to 80-72 with 5:02 to play before Lewis and Cooks each made a layup to help stretch it to 86-72 and the Highlanders held on.

Darnell Edge, Jahlil Jenkins and Kaleb Bishop scored 16 points apiece for the Knights.

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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
12T
away team logo N.J. Tech 11-2 405090
home team logo F. Dickinson 4-5 374380
Team Stats
away team logo N.J. Tech 11-2 70.3 PPG 37 RPG 11.2 APG
home team logo F. Dickinson 4-5 75.5 PPG 36.4 RPG 14.2 APG
Key Players
4
Z. Cooks 17.3 PPG 4.6 RPG 2.3 APG 45.6 FG%
1
D. Edge 16.3 PPG 3.7 RPG 2.3 APG 46.5 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