- Associated Press - Thursday, November 17, 2016

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - Nick Linder, who totaled 25 points, made five free throws in overtime as Lafayette battled back to knock off NJIT 84-83 on Thursday night.

NJIT’s Tim Coleman got a shot off as time expired but it hit the back of the rim and rolled off.

The Highlanders led for most of the game and were up 70-61 with 4:04 remaining. Matt Klinewski hit a jumper to start a 10-0 run as Lafayette took its first lead on a Linder trey with 2:02 left and led 77-75 with 31 seconds remaining. Coleman made two free throws to send it to overtime.

Linder hit two free throws to open the extra period scoring. The Leopards took the lead for good on two more Linder free throws with 2:08 remaining in OT.

Klinewski had 20 points and 11 rebounds for Lafayette (2-1).

Damon Lynn led NJIT (1-2) with 24 points, and Coleman finished with 15.

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