Zach Cooks had 18 points for the Highlanders (8-19, 5-9). Souleymane Diakite added 11 rebounds and four blocks.
San Antonio Brinson, who was second on the Highlanders in scoring heading into the contest with 11 points per game, shot only 14 percent in the game (1 of 7).
The Eagles leveled the season series against the Highlanders with the win. NJIT defeated Florida Gulf Coast 56-54 on Jan. 25. Florida Gulf Coast plays Jacksonville at home on Thursday. NJIT faces North Alabama on the road on Thursday.
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