NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (0-1)
AT WASHINGTON (0-0)
8 p.m., Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
Series: First meeting.
NJIT statistical leaders: F Nesho Milosevic, 8 ppg; C Dan Stonkus, 9 rpg; G Jheryl Wilson 2 apg.
Scouting report: This is the Highlanders' second season in Division I. They return five players and three starters from the team that went 5-24 last season. NJIT opened this season with a 70-28 loss to Manhattan on Saturday before a home crowd of 801. In that game, the Highlanders were outrebounded, 45-31. The team is playing under interim coach Wendell Alexis, due to head coach Jim Casciano's recently announced leave of absence for health reasons. ... The Huskies are expected to start forwards Jon Brockman and Quincy Pondexter and guards Joel Smith, Justin Dentmon and Venoy Overton. Romar said his main rotation could go eight or nine players deep.
NIT Season Tip-Off: Today's NIT Season Tip-Off West Region doubleheader will begin at 5 p.m., when High Point (22-10 last season) meets Utah (11-19). Opening round losers will meet in a consolation game at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The winners will play at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (ESPN2) for the right to advance to the tournament semifinals next week at Madison Square Garden in New York. Other regionals are being hosted by Ohio State, Syracuse and Texas A&M.