Scores

Final

N.J.I.T. 79

(5-9, 1-7 away)

Lehigh 86

(8-6, 5-1 home)

    7:30 PM ET, January 2, 2010

    Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    NJIT 37 4279
    LEH 36 5086

    Top Performers

    N.J.I.T.: J. Wilson 27 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Lehigh: G. Knutson 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Blk

    Lehigh 86, N.J. Tech 79

    Associated Press

    BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Gabe Knutson scored a season-high 23 points and Lehigh beat New Jersey Institute of Technology 86-79 on Saturday night for its fourth straight win.

    CJ McCollum added 18 points and seven rebounds, and Zahir Carrington added 10 for the Mountain Hawks (8-6).

    Poor shooting hurt NJIT in the second half as it made only 9 of 23 field goal attempts (39.1 percent). The Highlanders made 41.1 percent for the game (23 for 56).

    With NJIT leading 40-36 1 minute into the second half, the Mountain Hawks went on a 15-0 run to lead 51-40 after a pair of Knutson free throws with 13:11 to play.

    NJIT cut the lead to 72-69 with 2:32 to play, but the Mountain Hawks made 11 of 12 free throws the rest of the way to preserve the win.

    Jheryl Wilson led NJIT (5-9) with 27 points. Isiah Wilkerson added 22 points, Chris Flores had 14 and Sammy Schickel had 11.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NJIT
    LEH
    Points 79 86
    FG Made-Attempted 23-56 (.411) 26-55 (.473)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-23 (.391) 3-15 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 24-32 (.750) 31-40 (.775)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 30 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 12

    2009-10 Season

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