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UAlbany vs. NJIT: Great Danes rally past Highlanders

UAlbany vs. NJIT: Great Danes rally past Highlanders

DJ Evans scored 17 points, and four teammates scored in double digits Sunday as University at Albany

DJ Evans scored 17 points, and four teammates scored in double digits Sunday as University at Albany rallied to beat NJIT, 66-55 Sunday.

Gary Johnson and Sam Rowley each had 12 points for Albany (4-3), and John Puk and Peter Hooley each had 10.

Damon Lynn scored a game-high 24 points, including five three-pointers, for the Highlanders (4-4), and shot 5-for-6 from the free-throw line.

Puk started the game with a dunk, but NJIT went on a 15-1 run, pulling away for a 26-19 halftime advantage.

The Great Danes tied it at 33-33 on a three-pointer by Evans, then went on an 11-0 run to take a 44-37 lead with 10:24 to play.

Terrence Smith made it a two-point game with 6:06 to play, but UAlbany pulled to an 11-point lead.

UALBANY (4-3)

Evans 5-11 4-6 17, S. Rowley 4-11 4-6 12, Puk 3-7 4-5 10, Hooley 1-5 8-10 10, Wiegmann 0-4 2-2 2, Johnson 4-6 4-6 12, Haas 1-2 0-0 3, M. Rowley 0-0 0-0 0, Shengelia 0-1 0-0 0, Devlin 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 18-49 26-35 66.

NJIT (4-4)

Lynn 7-17 5-6 24, Sydnor 3-8 2-2 9, Smith 3-7 1-2 7, Howard 1-4 1-2 3, Coleman 1-2 0-0 2, Willis 2-7 2-2 6, Holiday 1-5 0-0 2, Tselentakis 1-3 0-0 2, Nweke 0-2 0-0 0, Duncan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-55 11-14 55.

Halftime — NJIT, 26-19. 3-Point Goals — UAlbany 4-10 (Evans 3-4, Haas 1-1, Wiegmann 0-1, Hooley 0-4), NJIT 6-19 (Lynn 5-12, Sydnor 1-4, Willis 0-3). Fouled Out — Puk. Rebounds — UAlbany 40 (S. Rowley 9), NJIT 34 (Smith 7). Assists — UAlbany 9 (Wiegmann 3), NJIT 11 (Howard 6). Total Fouls — UAlbany 16, NJIT 23. A — 600.

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