Needing a win on the road at NJIT to keep pace with the top of the ASUN, the Kennesaw State men's basketball team got just that when Kendrick Ray hit a layup with under five seconds left to secure the 54-53 victory. Ray led all scorers with 22 points in the game going 10-15 from the floor.
Nick Masterson was the other KSU player in double figures with 15 points. He scored 10 of those in the second half. With 4:21 remaining, he got loose and hit a huge three pointer to tie the game at 46.
NJIT briefly took the lead back with 17 seconds remaining, but Ray drove to the basket with his right hand and hit a tough layup over two defenders to put the Owls back up by one allowing them to secure the victory over the Highlanders
The win moves Kennesaw State to 4-4 in the ASUN and in a tie for fourth with North Florida. The Owls have six games remaining in the regular season, and the schedule sets up favorably for them the rest of the way as four of their six remaining games are at home starting this Saturday against USC Upstate.