NEWARK, N.J. -- Chris Flores scored a game-high 24 points to lead New Jersey Institute of Technology to a 72-63 nonconference victory over South Carolina State Saturday.
NJIT (3-2) atoned for a 77-74 loss Nov. 18 at South Carolina State. The Highlanders jumped on the Bulldogs early, using a 13-0 run to take a 34-20 halftime lead. NJIT led for all but 31 seconds of the game.
Flores hit 7 of 19 shots from the floor, including 3 of 8 3-point attempts. Flores was 7 for 10 at the foul line, giving NJIT a decisive edge. The Highlanders were 19 for 31 at the stripe, the Bulldogs (3-3) 5 for 8.