Kennedy reshuffled his lineup to start the second half trying to put more distance between his Tigers and the Highlanders, who entered the game hungry for a win and suffering from the pangs of the nation’s longest losing streak, now extended to 36 consecutive losses. But the Highlanders (0-3) never really let the Tigers (3-1) out of their sight.
“We didn’t come to play tonight,” Kennedy said. “We got to snap out of it. We’ve got to get more mature quickly.”
Brendon Lyn’s three-point basket to open the second half trimmed
The biggest boost for
NJIT’s Gary Garris, the game’s high scorer with 23 points, kept the Highlanders in it with his three-point shooting. He hit three of his four treys in a row that narrowed the gap to 53-45 at the 5:28 mark. But Troy Franklin answered for
The Highlanders milked the shot clock for every second on most possessions, hoping to slow down the game. The strategy worked in part as the Tigers were held to their lowest point total of the season thus far.