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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.

The Dolphins trailed by 20 points midway through the second half but pulled to 71-68 with 1:37 remaining. Diandre Wilson made a 3-pointer for NJIT to make it 74-68. Tyreese Davis answered with a 3 on the next possession to get Jacksonville back within three.

Cooks made 2 of 4 free throws between a Jacksonville turnover to stretch the Highlanders' lead to 76-71 with 20 seconds left. Jace Hogan's 3-pointer cut the Dolphins' deficit to two. Shyquan Gibbs added a free throw and Aamahne Santos missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Lewis added five assists and stretched his program record to 18 career double doubles. Wilson finished with 15 points on five 3-pointers, and Gibbs had 10 points.

Davis had 20 points to lead Jacksonville (8-12, 1-4). Hogan added 14 points and eight rebounds.

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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 Jacksonville 8-12 215374
home team logo New Jersey Tech 14-5 374077
Team Stats
away team logo Jacksonville 8-12 74.5 PPG 39.2 RPG 14.3 APG
home team logo New Jersey Tech 14-5 70.6 PPG 36 RPG 10.8 APG
Key Players
1
J. Notae 15.5 PPG 6.2 RPG 3.4 APG 42.7 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
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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