Littles scores 18 to lead North Alabama over NJIT 72-65

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Emanuel Littles scored 14 of his career-high 18 points in the second half and grabbed 13 rebounds off the bench to lift North Alabama to a 72-65 win over NJIT on Thursday night.

C.J. Brim added 11 points for the Lions (12-16, 7-8 Atlantic Sun Conference) and Mervin James and Jamari Blackmon 10 points apiece.

Zach Cooks had 25 points for the Highlanders (8-20, 5-10). San Antonio Brinson added 14 points and seven rebounds. Souleymane Diakite had 10 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.

. North Alabama defeated NJIT 78-74 on Jan. 30. North Alabama finishes out the regular season against Florida Gulf Coast on the road on Saturday. NJIT finishes out the regular season against Kennesaw State on the road on Saturday.