FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Zach Cooks scored 25 points including the go-ahead basket with 75 seconds left and NJIT beat Florida Gulf Coast 56-54 on Saturday.
Jalen Warren’s off balance jump shot fell through but the officials waived it off as time expired to end the game. The Eagles’Zach Scott tied it at 54 with 1:46 remaining.
Cooks finished 9-of-15 shooting including 4 of 7 from 3-point range. Shyquan Gibbs scored 12 points for the Highlanders (6-13, 3-3 Atlantic Sun Conference). NJIT has won four of its last five.
Caleb Catto led Florida Gulf Coast (6-16, 3-4) with 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting and missed just one of six 3-attempts. Justus Rainwater scored 10. The Eagles have lost back-to-back contests following a two-game winning streak.
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