Cooks scores 21 to lift NJIT past Stetson 82-77
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Zach Cooks had 21 points as NJIT edged past Stetson 82-77 on Wednesday night.
After NJIT outscored Stetson 48-43 in the first half, both teams scored 34 in the second as the home team clinched the 5-point victory. The Highlanders' 48 first-half points were a season high for the team.
Ricardo Lynch scored a season-high 21 points for the Hatters (6-22, 2-11). Kenny Aninye added 12 points. Marques Sumner had 10 points.
The Highlanders improve to 2-0 against the Hatters for the season. NJIT defeated Stetson 82-59 on Jan. 24. NJIT plays Jacksonville on the road on Saturday. Stetson takes on North Alabama at home on Saturday.
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Updated February 20, 2019