Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE
Pirates play first game since Thursday's loss at LSU.
The Pirates (5-2) are coming off a disappointing 72-67 loss at the LSU Tigers on Thursday. Seton Hall nearly earned a impressive road victory, but a bevy of late-game turnovers led to the Pirates second loss to a major conference opponent this season.
Junior forward Fuquan Edwin is the Pirates' leading scoring (17.9 points per game), while junior center Gene Teague has done a solid job of replacing the loss of Herb Pope. Teague is averaging 13.4 ppg and 8.4 rebounds per game.
NJIT (4-3) nearly defeated the St. John's Red Storm Saturday. The Highlanders played the Johnnies close, but eventually fell, 57-49, at Carnesecca Arena.
Three seasons ago, NJIT lost 21 games.