NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Zach Cooks scored 23 points, Abdul Lewis added 19 points and a career-high 21 rebounds and NJIT held off Jacksonville's late rally for a 77-74 victory on Saturday.
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.