NEWARK, N.J. -- Ryan Woods scored 23 points and Chris Flores added 21 as New Jersey Institute of Technology cruised to an 84-64 win over New Orleans on Saturday to win its fourth straight game and split the season series.
The Highlanders (15-11), who lead the Great West Conference, have won six of their last seven games since a 96-94 triple-overtime loss to the Privateers on Jan. 21.
Leading 23-20, NJIT used a 15-0 run to pull away. Woods made two 3-pointers in the spurt and Flores made one. The Highlanders led 40-23 at halftime, then maintained a lead of at least 12 points.
NJIT was 22 of 32 from the line compared to just 8 of 15 for the Privateers.
Freshman Evans Ganapamo scored a career-high 18 points off the bench for New Orleans (8-16), which has lost three of its last four games and is 0-11 on the road this season.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
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