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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