NJIT beats Fairleigh Dickinson 64-62 in OT

Jheryl Wilson scored 19 points and Isaiah Wilkerson added 15 and 13 rebounds to lead New Jersey Institute of Technology to a 64-62 overtime win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Tuesday night.

The Highlanders (8-12) led 56-49 with 6:36 left to play, but a layup from Kamil Svrdlik and five free throws tied it at 56 with 2:10 to go in regulation. Both teams combined to go 0 for 5 from the floor the rest of the way to force overtime.

Wilson gave NJIT a 62-60 lead on a jumper with 1:39 left in OT and Chris Flores added a free throw, extending the lead to 63-60 with 30 seconds left to play. Mike Scott made two free throws for Fairleigh Dickinson, but Terence Grier's 3-pointer missed as time expired to seal the win for the Highlanders.

Grier had 25 points, Scott 13 and Svrdlik 10 for the Knights (4-17), who have lost five straight and 14 of their last 15 games.