Back in August, the NCAA passed a four-year freeze on any new teams moving to Division I.  Part of the reason was too many teams with no facilities or fanbase moving up. For instance, North Florida, N.C. Central, and Presbyterian are in their first year of D-I.  Their combined basketball record against Division I opponents?  6-74 right now.  And then there's NJIT.

The New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders also joined Division I this season.  Unlike the other schools, they didn't have the blessed sense to schedule any lower division teams.  And so, as a result, they will become the 6th team in Division I history (and only the third since 1945) to go winless.  In 12 home games, they averaged a paltry 596 fans.

The last one was Savannah State in 2004, another school who moved up to D-I for absolutely no reason.  One can only hope the NCAA will eventually boot these teams back down to D-II or over to the NAIA, where they belong.  At least then their players will have a chance to win some games at their own level.

Visit NJIT's basketball homepage.  If nothing else, it's professionally done.

Final Score
Game Notes
Nov. 10 Manhattan College 70-28 The Highlanders kick off their D-I career
with a rousing 16.7% shooting performance.
Nov. 13 at Univ. of Washington 88-47 The Huskies easily handle NJIT in the first
round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Nov. 14 High Point College 76-53 High Point jumped out to a 34-16 halftime
lead in front of a shocking 7,000 fans.
Nov. 20 Univ. of Vermont 91-71 Another cold-shooting first half leaves the
Highlanders down by 23 at the half.
Nov. 24 American University 73-50 American would go on the next month to 
shock Maryland and get a Top 25 vote.
Nov. 26 at Lehigh University 67-58 NJIT cut a 14-point lead down to 5 with
1:25 left, but ran out of steam.
Nov. 28 at Rider University 84-58 Highlanders hang around for a while, but
Rider finishes the game with a 23-8 run.
Dec. 1 at Univ. of Maine 86-58 Maine's RPI rating is an atrocious 315
(out of 341 total Division I teams).
Dec. 3 at Lafayette College 81-56 The Leopards hold NJIT to 32% shooting,
and lead by as much as 35 points.
Dec. 6 U.S. Military Academy 55-44 Army jumps out to a 14-0 lead and never
looks back.  NJIT has 6 assists and 23 TOs.
Dec. 8 at Fordham University 88-44 Fordham clears the bench, but still manages
to double up the score.
Dec. 10 at Stony Brook University 62-53 The Seawolves had a chance to blow the
game wide open, but let NJIT back into it. 
Dec. 13 Rutgers University 65-55 NJIT finally draws over 1,000 fans to a
game by playing their biggest in-state rival.
Dec. 30 at Univ. of Central Florida 82-50 The Golden Knights jumped on top 49-20,
but decide not to run up the score.
Dec. 31 at Texas-Pan American 76-61 The Broncs wins the UCF Holiday Classic
Consolation game in their 1st of 3 meetings. 
Jan. 2 at U.S. Naval Academy 84-55 Credit to NJIT's Nesho Milosevic.  He scored
25 on 9-11 shooting, and had 10 rebounds.
Jan. 5 at Penn University 79-68 NJIT has now had to play ten of their last
twelve games on their road. 
Jan. 12 Columbia University 64-52 The Highlanders draw 207 fans, which would
embarrass some Division III schools.
Jan. 15 Cornell University 64-33 Cornell holds the Highlanders to a scant nine
points in the first half.
Jan. 19 at Chicago St. Univ. 79-62 Fun Fact #1: CSU was basically kicked out
of the Mid-Continent Conference in 2006.
Jan. 26 Texas-Pan American 54-42 Fun Fact #2: UTPA was definitely kicked 
out of the Sun Belt Conference in 1998.
Jan. 29 Loyola College (MD) 72-54 In a true rarity, NJIT's bench outscores 
their starters (32 points to 22).
Feb. 2 Utah Valley State 81-69 In lieu of anything interesting, let's point
out the hideousness of the UVSC logo.
Feb. 4 Longwood University 78-68 A paltry (or "intimate," if you prefer) 130
fans show up for their team's 24th loss.
Feb. 9 at Texas-Pan American 90-64 And UTPA sweeps the season series 3-0.
Feb. 13 at La Salle University 87-65 The Explorers used this win to start a nice
little winning streak for themselves.
Feb. 16 Chicago St. University


NJIT closes out their home schedule with an
exciting 2nd half, as both teams score 50.
Feb. 18 at Longwood College 96-78 The Highlanders tie the Division I record for
most losses in a single season with 28.
Feb. 23 at Utah Valley St.  76-50 And break the record in style against the
mighty wolverines of Utah Valley State.