Horchler scores 22 to lead North Florida over NJIT 64-63
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Noah Horchler had 22 points as North Florida narrowly beat NJIT 64-63 on Saturday.
North Florida led 63-52 with 1:33 remaining in the game but NJIT rallied with two 3-pointers and 5 of 5 from the free-throw line. Diandre Wilson made three free throws and NJIT trailed 64-63 with 23 seconds to go. The Highlanders fouled Ivan Gandia-Rosa, who missed both free throws with 11 seconds left. Abdul Lewis missed a jumper on NJIT’s final possession.
Wajid Aminu had 13 points and nine rebounds for North Florida (12-16, 6-7 Atlantic Sun Conference). Gandia-Rosa added six assists.
The Ospreys leveled the season series against the Highlanders with the win. NJIT defeated North Florida 76-72 on Jan. 21.
North Florida plays Jacksonville on the road on Wednesday. NJIT takes on Stetson at home on Wednesday.