Cooks scores 27 points, lifts NJIT over Army 77-72
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Zach Cooks scored a career-high 27 points to lead NJIT to a 77-72 victory over Army on Tuesday night.
NJIT (8-2) rebounded from a double-digit loss at UMass Lowell Saturday in which Cooks put up 25 points. The loss snapped a three-game win streak.
Matt Wilson scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Army (4-6). Jordan Fox and Tommy Funk chipped in 13 points apiece.
The Highlanders had a six-point lead before Wilson's layup pulled Army to 66-62 with 4:34 left. Cooks scored five points that included three free throws and the Highlanders led 75-69 with 20 seconds left. John Emezie made a 3 for Army but Gibbs sealed it with two more free throws.
Updated December 4, 2018