December 20, 2014

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) Damon Lynn had 16 points with six assists, Winfield Willis added 14 points and New Jersey Institute of Technology defeated Central Connecticut State 84-76 on Saturday night.

The Highlanders (5-7) shot 53.4 percent from the field, with Lynn hitting 5 of NJIT's 10 3-pointers. Daquan Holiday chipped in 13 points and Ky Howard had 12 with five assists.

CCSU (2-8) was held to 42.1-percent shooting and went 2 of 12 from deep. Matt Mobley paced the Blue Devils with 27 points, Khalen Cumberlander added 18 and Faronte Drakeford 13.

NJIT used a late push in the first half to grab a 45-38 halftime advantage. Lynn hit a trio of 3-pointers to spark a 16-7 run that put the Highlanders up 15 with 12:07 remaining.

CCSU climbed back within four on Drakeford's layup at the 4:16 mark, but Howard answered with a layup and four straight free throws to seal it.

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