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NJIT Hanging Onto Postseason Dreams

Now, more than three months removed from the victory over then No. 17 Michigan that thrust NJIT into the national consciousness, head coach Jim Engles and the Highlanders are working towards a different goal.

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NJIT Soldiers On; Might MEAC Be Savior?

When NJIT arrived at the WRAC in Brooklyn last Sunday, Jim Engles was greeted by an enthusiastic security guard who sauntered up to him and gave him a big handshake. “I used to play here for LIU,” he said. “I remember what it was like to be the little guy. I played against Terry Dehere […]

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Three Thoughts: Holy Cross 76, NJIT 66

Out of context, it wasn’t a bad performance for NJIT in a 76-66 loss Friday night at Holy Cross. The Highlanders led for the entire first half and were within striking distance against a Crusader squad that was picked third in the Patriot League (and finished third last season), a conference that has had its […]

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Isn’t NJIT So Cute? — A Repost

Before he was running around the Northeast covering games for Big Apple Buckets, Ray Curren ran around the country for The Mid-Majority (RIP). One of his stops was NJIT. Considering the Highlanders’ victory over Michigan and all the talk that has come from it. We’re re-running his post here today.

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NJIT’s Jim Engles Puts Leagues On Notice With Michigan Win

The nation’s lone independent team in Division I, NJIT, stunned 17th-ranked Michigan with a 72-70 victory on Saturday.

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Over And Underperforming KenPom Teams

UMass Lowell, Cornell and Hofstra are just some of the surprises of the young college basketball season.

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NEC Preview 2014-15: #9 LIU Brooklyn

This is the second in what will be 10 preview capsules as we prepare for this NEC season! Click here for our preview on our #10 team: the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights.

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Challenges Independent for NJIT’s Jim Engles

Staring at a second straight season as Division I’s lone independent college basketball program, head coach Jim Engles has more pressing issues to face.

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America East Commissioner Amy Huchthausen on NJIT, State of League

It’s hard to forget that just one of the 351 Division I men’s basketball schools this past season had no conference affiliation. It doesn’t appear that school, NJIT – which went 13-16 under Jim Engles last season, will find a new home in the America East Conference.

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Big Apple Buckets Weekly Awards: Jan. 20

It was a mixed week in the area as teams in and around New York City battled for position in their respective league standings. Three of the MAAC teams we cover are currently tied for first place in the conference. Wagner and St. Francis Brooklyn are lurking in the NEC and all of a sudden […]

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