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NJIT (0-3) vs. Hartford (1-4)



The Sports Network

DATE & TIME: Friday, November 28th, 12:00 p.m. (et)

FACTS & STATS: Site: The Palestra (8,700) -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Television: None. Home Record: NJIT 0-1, Hartford 1-1. Away Record: NJIT 0-2, Hartford 0-3. Neutral Record: NJIT 0-0, Hartford 0-0. Conference Record: NJIT 0-0, Hartford 0-0. Series Record: First-ever meeting.

GAME NOTES: The NJIT Highlanders will try to score their first win of the season today, as they take on the Hartford Hawks in the Philly Hoop Group Classic. The Highlanders have played their last two outings in this event, falling at Penn State (74-47) and most recently at Towson (61-48) on Monday. Prior to those games, NJIT suffered a 56-32 season-opening loss at the hands of Manhattan. As for Hartford, it has won just one of its first five games and is 0-2 in this event. The Hawks opened the Philly Hoop Group Classic with an 89-64 loss at Penn State before falling at Rhode Island, 94-72, on Tuesday. This game will mark the first-ever meeting between NJIT and Hartford, whom will wrap up their stay in this event on Saturday.

The Highlanders shot just 34.5 percent from the floor and committed 20 turnovers, as they were defeated by Towson on Monday. The team was also outdone at the foul line, where it went just 2-of-6 compared to a 22-of-28 effort by Towson. Gary Garris led NJIT and all scorers with 23 points and six rebounds. It was a solid showing from Garris, who is the only player on the roster averaging in double figures with 15.0 ppg. As a whole, the Highlanders are managing just 42.3 ppg behind a horrific 28.4 percent shooting from the field this season.

The Hawks simply couldn't slow down Rhode Island on Tuesday, allowing it to hit on 52.2 percent from the floor, including 12-of-23 from downtown, in a 22- point setback. Hartford was also dominated on the boards, 42-30, and it even committed 15 turnovers. Joe Zeglinski made 6-of-13 long-range attempts and he paced the team with 20 points. Michael Turner had 16 points and four assists, and Jaret von Rosenberg chipped in with 10 points. On the year, Zeglinski leads the Hawks in each scoring (13.2 ppg) and rebounding (5.8 rpg), although he is shooting just 35.2 percent from the floor. Rosenberg contributes 12.2 ppg and Michael Sabia nets 10.4 ppg for Hartford, which is allowing 85.4 ppg on the year.

NJIT hasn't shown much thus far, so go with the Hawks, who seem to have more options and a much more potent attack.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Hartford 74, NJIT 60

11/28 10:23:05 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
Final
CWS 4
BOS 6
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
Final
DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR