The Friars’ season got off to a near disaster of a start this afternoon, as they played NJIT down to the wire but escaped with a 64-63 victory. Ice Cotton needed to hit 1 of 2 foul shots with about 5 seconds left to break a tie game, and the Highlanders missed a desperation three to win at the buzzer.
PC had to play most of the game without Vincent Council, who injured his hamstring FIVE MINUTES INTO THE SEASON. He will not be playing Monday against Bryant, and will get an MRI tomorrow to get more the extent of the injury.
Listen below to Ed Cooley at the post-game press conference.