The NJIT Highlanders men's basketball team is the basketball team that represents New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey, United States. The school's teams are members of the Atlantic Sun Conference. They are coached by Brian Kennedy who replaced Jim Engles when he left to coach Columbia after eight seasons with NJIT.
The Highlanders have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) three times. Their combined record is 7–3. The 2015 CIT was their first Division I post season tournament.
The Wellness and Events Center (WEC) is a 3,500 seat basketball arena in Newark, New Jersey. It was built at a cost of $102 million by the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The Wellness and Events Center is the home court of the NJIT Highlanders, which as of the 2015–16 season became members of the Atlantic Sun Conference. It replaced the former arena of the Highlanders, the Fleisher Center. The new arena broke ground on November 12, 2015 and opened in time for the 2017–18 basketball season.