Abdul Lewis, the co-player of the week, added nine points on 4-of-10 shooting for NJIT (18-5, 6-2 Atlantic Sun), which has won 11 of its last 14 games. NJIT had an 11-0 advantage in second-chance points and its bench outscored FGCU 24-7
Troy Baxter Jr. scored a career-high 21 points with four 3-pointers for the reigning regular-season champion Florida Gulf Coast (8-15, 3-5).
Schadrac Casimir and Baxter combined to score FGCU's opening 16 points of the game as the Eagles trailed by two points. FGCU's third player to score didn't happen until Donovan Greer's basket with 5:48 left in the first half. Baxter scored 13 points in the opening 20 minutes and FGCU trailed 30-26. Casimir finished the game with seven points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Virginia raises banner, celebrates 1st nat'l title
De'Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy were among former players in attendance Friday as the Cavaliers raised a banner to the rafters of John Paul Jones Arena to celebrate their 2018-19 national title.
S. Carolina to consider Fair Pay to Play-type bill
Two South Carolina legislators plan to introduce a bill that would allow college athletes to profit from selling their name, image and likeness.
NC State gives Keatts 2-year contract extension
North Carolina State has approved a two-year contract extension for men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts.