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Lipscomb (12-4, 3-0 A-Sun) at NJIT (13-4, 1-1 A-Sun) – 7:00 PM EST (ESPN+)
Tonight’s UTR Game of the Day takes us to Newark, New Jersey where the Highlanders of NJIT (the original Team of the People) play host to the Lipscomb Bisons in a pivotal Atlantic Sun matchup. Lipscomb had a great noncon stretch where they won games at SMU and TCU; their only losses were at Louisville, at Clemson and a two-game sweep against Boardwalk-rival Belmont. In A-Sun play, the Bisons have collected wins at Jacksonville and at home against North Florida and Stetson. Garrison Mathews leads Lipscomb with 17.4 PPG and 5.1 RPG.
After a down season, NJIT has gotten off to a very strong start this season with seven true road wins, including a pair of A-10 teams in Fordham and Duquesne. After beating Kennesaw State to open league play, the Highlanders had a bad outing in a road loss to transitional program North Alabama over the weekend in a 61-55 loss. Zach Cooks leads NJIT with 19.0 PPG and 2.4 RPG.