BALTIMORE (AP) Tariq Francis' 22 points helped NJIT defeat UMBC 75-74 on Saturday night.

Francis had nine rebounds for the Highlanders (5-14, 1-6 America East Conference). Kjell de Graaf scored 18 points and added seven rebounds and three blocks. Adam Hess shot 4 for 9, including 3 for 6 from beyond the arc to finish with 12 points. The Highlanders snapped a six-game skid.

Marcus Banks led the Retrievers (6-15, 1-5) in scoring, finishing with 21 points and eight rebounds. Dion Brown added 18 points for UMBC. Franck Emmou also recorded 17 points.


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