Coleman with 16 points as NJIT beats St. Francis (Pa) 77-65

LORETTO, Pa. (AP) Tim Coleman scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds as NJIT beat St. Francis (Pa) 77-65 on Wednesday night.

Rob Ukawuba added 17 points with four assists and five rebounds for the Highlanders (8-6). Damon Lynn had 12 points with five assists and eight rebounds. The team averaged 40.6 percent shooting from the field and 82.4 percent from the line.

St. Francis led through most of the first half and had a 42-35 edge at the break.

NJIT outscored St. Francis 15-11 to open the second half and took the lead for good, 62-61, on a free throw by Ukawuba with 6:24 to play. St. Francis scored only four points after that and the Highlanders rolled to the win.

Greg Brown led the Red Flash (4-7) with 18 points. Ronnie Drinnon had 12 rebounds along with seven points.

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