Damon Lynn hit a 3-pointer with less than three minutes in the game, to help give New Jersey Institute of Technology a 72-70 win over Michigan. NJIT snapped Michigan 30 home game winning streak over unranked opponents. What makes this game even more surprising is the fact that NJIT lost 51 games from 2007-09, which would be a NCAA record if NJIT wasn’t reclassifying that year. NJIT is also the only independent school in D-I (Division I).
Lynn finished with 20 points, leading the Highlanders to the victory. NJIT finished 11 of 17 from the 3 point line and also got 17 points form Willis Winfield and Ky Howard.
Michigan star Caris LeVert finished with 32 points, but as a team Michigan shot 42 percent from the field. The Wolverines fell to 6-2, and most likely will drop out of the top 25. Michigan had only one other player that finished with double digit points, and that would be Derrick Walton who added 16 points.
NJIT didn’t lead the game until 12:02 left in the second half, after Howard hit a layup. The Highlanders followed that with a 13-0 run that gave them a seven point lead with nine minutes left in the game.
NJIT improved to 3-5, and this will be the highlight of the season for the Highlanders.
This will most likely be the biggest upset until we get to March Madness.
With the win over Michigan, NJIT is undefeated vs ranked teams. The Highlanders had never played a top 25 opponent since going D1.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 6, 2014
The NJIT team that just beat Michigan reported a LOSS of $120,750 on its men’s basketball team last year
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) December 6, 2014