NEWARK, N.J. -- Chris Flores scored 21 points to lead New Jersey Institute of Technology to a 69-58 victory over Houston Baptist Saturday.
The Highlanders (16-11, 6-1 Great West Conference) ended Houston Baptist's eight-game winning streak that included a 66-57 win over NJIT on Feb. 2. Flores led the Highlanders to their fifth consecutive win, seventh in eight games. Flores, NJIT's leading scorer, hit 7 of 17 from the field, making 2 of 7 3-pointers and all five foul shots. P.J. Miller added 17 points.
NJIT broke a 26-26 halftime tie, outscoring Houston Baptist (12-15, 3-4) 43-32 after intermission.
Art Bernardi, who scored 22 points in that earlier win over NJIT, finished with just eight points this time and 11 rebounds.
NJIT won it at the foul line, making 26 of 34. Houston Baptist was 12 of 22.
Leaving early for the NBA is a risky decision. Some players -- Skal Labissiere, Dejounte Murray -- slid in the draft. Some -- Isaiah Taylor, Troy Williams -- weren't drafted at all.
College basketball coaches across the country will hit the recruiting trail hard in July to target the Class of 2017's top prospects. Which players are the nation's top programs targeting?
The Tar Heels could lose Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks after next season. Coach Roy Williams has nearly every top-10 2017 prospect on his board.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|