The NJIT Highlanders (0-2) go up against the American Eagles (1-2) on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at Bender Arena. It tips at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+.

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American vs. NJIT Game Info

  • When: Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Bender Arena in Washington D.C.
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+

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American Stats Insights

  • The Eagles shot 48.2% from the field last season, 3.0 percentage points higher than the 45.2% the Highlanders allowed to opponents.
  • American went 13-6 when it shot higher than 45.2% from the field.
  • The Eagles were the 340th-ranked rebounding team in college basketball. The Highlanders finished 201st.
  • Last year, the Eagles put up 65.4 points per game, 7.3 fewer points than the 72.7 the Highlanders allowed.
  • American had a 5-1 record last season when scoring more than 72.7 points.

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NJIT Stats Insights

  • The Highlanders shot 42.9% from the field, 2.4% lower than the 45.3% the Eagles' opponents shot last season.
  • NJIT put together a 3-4 straight up record in games it shot above 45.3% from the field.
  • The Eagles ranked 302nd in college basketball in offensive rebounding. The Highlanders ranked 272nd.
  • The Highlanders' 66.9 points per game last year were just 1.0 more point than the 65.9 the Eagles allowed.
  • When NJIT allowed fewer than 65.4 points last season, it went 4-5.

American Home & Away Comparison

  • Offensively American performed better in home games last year, putting up 66.6 points per game, compared to 64.4 per game in road games.
  • The Eagles surrendered 65.3 points per game last year at home, which was 1.1 fewer points than they allowed when playing on the road (66.4).
  • At home, American made 0.7 fewer treys per game (6.0) than away from home (6.7). However, it had a higher three-point percentage at home (38.2%) compared to in road games (32.5%).

NJIT Home & Away Comparison

  • At home, NJIT averaged 67.8 points per game last season. Away, it averaged 66.2.
  • In 2022-23, the Highlanders conceded 11.7 fewer points per game at home (66.1) than on the road (77.8).
  • Beyond the arc, NJIT knocked down more triples on the road (6.9 per game) than at home (6.0) last season, but it put up a lower percentage away (34.6%) than at home (35.3%).

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American Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
11/6/2023 @ Villanova L 90-63 The William B. Finneran Pavilion
11/9/2023 @ William & Mary L 75-56 Kaplan Arena
11/13/2023 Siena W 78-58 Bender Arena
11/16/2023 NJIT - Bender Arena
11/19/2023 @ Georgetown - Capital One Arena
11/22/2023 Mount St. Mary's - Bender Arena

NJIT Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
11/6/2023 @ Miami (FL) L 101-60 Watsco Center
11/11/2023 Saint Peter's L 75-48 NJIT Wellness and Events Center
11/16/2023 @ American - Bender Arena
11/20/2023 Delaware State - NJIT Wellness and Events Center
11/25/2023 @ Wagner - Spiro Sports Center