Wilson sparks NJIT in second half of 74-57 victory

VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Diandre Wilson scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half and NJIT defeated Binghamton 74-57 on Friday night.

The Highlanders, who led 29-20 at halftime, went ahead by double figures for good on Shawndale Jones’ 3-point play with 10 minutes to go. A Wilson 3-pointer made it a 14-point lead a minute later and another trey from Wilson gave the Highlanders a 16-point bulge with just under five minutes remaining

Zach Cooks and Jones scored 12 points each and Souleymane Diakite added 11 with nine rebounds for NJIT. Mohamed Bendary had 10 rebounds to go with eight points.

The Highlanders are 2-0 for the first time since their first season playing in Division I (2006-07).

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Sam Sessoms scored 13 points and J.C. Show added 12 for the Bearcats (0-2).

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