James leads Liberty past NJIT 57-51, claims share of title
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Scottie James had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead Liberty to a 57-51 win over NJIT on Friday night and claim a share of the Atlantic Sun title.
Liberty tied with Lipscomb atop the conference but the Flames (25-6, 14-2) will go into the conference tournament as the second seed.
Lovell Cabbil had 15 points for the Flames.
Abdul Lewis scored a season-high 25 points and had nine rebounds for the Highlanders (20-11, 8-8). Diandre Wilson added 10 points.
Zach Cooks, who led the Highlanders in scoring heading into the matchup with 17 points per game, had only five points on 2-of-12 shooting.
The Flames swept the Highlanders in the season series. Liberty defeated NJIT 77-57 on Feb. 2.
NJIT will be the fifth seed in the conference tournament.
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Updated March 1, 2019