Manhattan 62, NJIT 48
NEW YORK (AP)
Donovan Kates scored eight of his 10 points during Manhattan's go-ahead run in a 62-48 win over New Jersey Institute of Technology on Saturday, in the season opener for both teams.
The Jaspers led 28-27 at halftime, but NJIT took a 43-39 advantage on Isaiah Wilkerson's layup with 7:39 remaining. Manhattan then outscored the Highlanders 10-0, capped by Kates' free throws with 4:58 to go. Kates had two 3-pointers during the run.
NJIT brought it within five, 53-48, with 3:39 left, but Manhattan ended the game with 11 unanswered points.
Manhattan, which played 12 players, outscored the Highlanders 22-2 off the bench in coach Steve Masiello's first win. Masiello served as an assistant with Louisville after serving as an assistant with the Jaspers from 2001-05.
Wilkerson led NJIT with 23 points.