JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Abdul Lewis had 24 points and 18 rebounds, Zach Cooks added 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and NJIT scored 14 of the last 20 points to beat North Florida 76-72 on Monday night.
Lewis had 19 points and a program-record 21 rebounds in a 77-74 win over Jacksonville on Saturday.
Diandre Wilson finished with 17 points, seven assists and three steals for NJIT (15-5, 3-2 Atlantic Sun). The Highlanders are off to their best start since moving to Division I in 2006.
Lewis scored NJIT's first six points in an 8-2 run that gave the Highlanders a two-point lead when Shawndale Jones made a layup with 54 seconds left. Ivan Gandia-Rosa's layup tied it 13 seconds later but Cooks answered with a 3 and, after Gandia-Rosa missed a potential tying 3, Wilson made 1 of 2 free throws with 10 seconds remaining to make it 74-70. Carter Hendricksen hit the first two of three foul shots but Cooks grabbed the rebound of the third and made two from the stripe to seal it.
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Juan Munoz scored 16 points with five assists, Jordan Cintron had 10 points and 12 rebounds and Longwood defeated Hampton 76-68 on Saturday.
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