Lynn, Coleman help NJIT slip past Idaho State, 71-67
RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico (AP) Damon Lynn hit six 3-pointers and finished with 24 points, Tim Coleman hit the go-ahead jumper with 31 seconds left and NJIT beat Idaho State 71-67 on Wednesday in the Cancun Challenge's Mayan Division third-place game.
Coleman finished with season highs of 21 points and 11 rebounds and Rob Ukawuba scored 12 for NJIT.
Coleman made a layup and then hit a 3-pointer to make it 67-63 with 2:04 left and the Highlanders (3-3) never trailed again. Geno Luzcando made two free throws and then Hayes Garrity had a steal and hit Brandon Boyd for a layup that tied it with 58 seconds to go. Coleman, dibbling at the top of the key, crossed his defender and hit a pull-up jumper from the right elbow to make it 69-67. After Boyd missed a driving, contested layup with 8 seconds left, Lynn made two free throws to seal it.
Boyd, who scored a career-high 25 in Tuesday's overtime loss to Eastern Kentucky, hit three 3s and had 26 points for Idaho State (0-5).