Correction: Maine-NJIT story
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) In a story Nov. 17 about the Maine-NJIT men’s college basketball game, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of an NJIT player as Willis Winfield. The NJIT player is Winfield Willis
A corrected version of the story is below:
Willis, Howard lead NJIT past Maine, 90-86
Winfield Willis scores 20; Ky Howard adds 17, 7 rebounds and 5 assists; NJIT beats Maine 90-86
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Winfield Willis scored 20 points, Ky Howard added 17 and NJIT held off Maine for a 90-86 win on Monday night.
Howard was 5 of 5 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds to go along with five assists.
Odera Nweke scored 16, Tim Coleman added 12 and Damon Lynn had 11 points for NJIT (1-1).
Maine’s Till Gloger hit a pair of free throws to make it 83-81 with 1:13 remaining before Howard found Nweke in the post for a layup and the foul 19 seconds later.
After Shaun Lawton hit a 3 with 27 seconds left, pulling Maine within two, Howard made the first of two free throws and NJIT led 87-84. Aaron Calixte missed a layup on the other end, immediately fouled, and Coleman sealed it by making both free throws with 6 seconds left.
Lawton led Maine with 20 points. Ethan Mackey added 18.