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UAlbany vs. NJIT: Great Danes rally past Highlanders

Monday, December 2, 2013
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— 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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