Star of the game: After a disappointing debut in UW's exhibition game, Stanford-transfer guard Tim Morris came on to lead the Huskies with 16 points and added five rebounds.
Key stats: After committing 12 turnovers in the first half, Washington committed only three in the second. UW outrebounded NJIT, 46-21.
Key run: NJIT led 3-2, but then UW went on a 15-0 run. The result was never in doubt thereafter.
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Quotable: "They pretty much did what they wanted to do against us. ... They have lots of weapons, defense, they shot the ball very well from the floor when we were in our 2-3 zone." – NJIT interim head coach Wendell Alexis.
Tuesday Game 1: Utah struggled to a 32-28 halftime lead before breaking away to a 77-64 win over High Point. The Utes (2-0) were led by 7-foot-1 center Luke Nevill, who had 18 points and 10 rebounds. Three other Utah players scored in double figures: swingman Tim Tillie, 12; F Stephen Weigh, 11; and G Johnnie Bryant, 10. F Shaun Green had a game-high six assists.
NIT West Regional Wednesday: Another doubleheader at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. High Point and NJIT will meet in the consolation game at 4:30 p.m., which will not be televised. Then, Utah and Washington will play at 7:30 in a game televised on ESPN2. The winner of the second game will advance to the NIT semifinals Nov. 21 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Closing quote from Jon Brockman: "I want to go to New York. We said before the game tonight that this is the first step. I think a lot of people around us have already bought plane tickets, so we have to perform or else they are going to New York without us."