After Baker hit a 3-pointer to make it 16-5 with 9:38 left in the first half, Albany (1-1) led by double digits the rest of the way. The Great Danes went up by as many as 23 points after the break.
Damon Lynn scored 20 points for the Highlanders, including four 3-pointers. Ky Howard was the only other NJIT player to score in double figures, finishing with 13 points. The Highlanders (1-2) shot just 28.3 percent (15 of 53) from the floor and had 18 turnovers.