NEWARK, N.J. -- Damon Lynn scored eight of his 21 points in overtime and hit four free throws in the final 17 seconds of the extra session as NJIT held off Lafayette for a 91-88 win Saturday.
With 1:05 remaining in overtime, Lynn hit his fifth and final 3-point shot to push the Highlanders' (4-2) lead to 86-83. Bryce Scott hit a pair of free throws with :18 left to pull Lafayette (0-4) within two and the Leopards immediately fouled Lynn, who hit a pair from the stripe to make the score 89-85. Scott and Seth Hinrichs missed 3-point shots and Lynn, after securing his fourth rebound of the overtime, hit two more free throws and NJIT led 91-86 with 5 seconds to play.
Scott hit a 3-pointer with :07 left in regulation to send the game into overtime.
Terrence Smith scored a career-high 24 points, on 10-of-15 shooting, for NJIT.
Duke and Cincinnati, 2016 NCAA tournament teams, highlight the eight-team field for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.
NCAA champion Villanova will play Notre Dame and Pittsburgh will play Penn State in the inaugural Never Forget Tribute Classic at Prudential Center on Dec. 10.
Florida guard Brandone Francis-Ramirez has decided to leave the team after two seasons.