Die-hard fans of New Jersey Institute of Technology's men's basketball team have finally been rewarded for their patience.
The team snapped a 51-game losing streak last night to win 61-51 over Bryant in Newark.
NJIT's Jheryl Wilson scored 26 points to help the team shake its reputation as one of the top losing teams in college basketball history.
NJIT had not won since it defeated Longwood on Feb. 19, 2007.
The Highlanders, in their third year of Division I competition, went winless last season after posting a 5-24 record in the 2006-2007 season.
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