Canisius draws NJIT in CIT quarterfinals

By Nick Veronica

Canisius’s CIT quarterfinal game will be Saturday at New Jersey Institute of Technology, the tournament revealed late Monday night. Tip is set for 7:30 p.m.

NJIT, the NCAA’s only Independent team, is 20-11 overall and 14-2 at home. The Highlanders rank 66th nationally in field goal percentage (.459) and 31st in assists per game (15.2). Sophomore guard Damon Lynn leads the team with 17.5 points per game.

Canisius has the upper hand in common games with wins against Holy Cross and Dartmouth. NJIT lost to both teams.

The Griffs advanced to the CIT quarterfinals by rolling Bowling Green, 82-59, in Tuesday’s second-round game and beating Dartmouth in the tournament opener, 87-72. NJIT has tournament wins over Cleveland State (80-77) and New Hampshire (84-77).

Other CIT quarterfinals are as follows:

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
UT-Martin (20-12) at Eastern Kentucky (21-11), 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, MARCH 26
Evansville (21-12) at UL-Lafayette (22-13), 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, MARCH 27
Kent State (23-11) at Northern Arizona (21-14), 9 p.m.

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