NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -Jim Casciano resigned Wednesday as head basketball coach at New Jersey Institute of Technology, effective at the end of the season.
NJIT is the only winless school in Division I this season. The Highlanders are 0-28.
In a statement issued by the school, Casciano said he plans to explore other opportunities in athletics. His last game with the Highlanders will be Saturday, when they play at Utah Valley State.
Casciano is in his seventh season at NJIT and has a record of 66-118.
He is in his 22nd season overall as a coach. He had left the team for more than a month this season because of undisclosed personal health concerns, but returned to work on Dec. 27.
Athletic director Lenny Kaplan said the school - which recently made the jump from Division II - would begin a national search for Casciano's replacement and hoped to have a new coach in place ``as soon as possible.''
NJIT posted a 5-24 record in 2006-07, its first season in Division I. But it has lost 32 consecutive games, with its last win coming against Longwood on Feb. 19, 2007.
``NJIT is fully committed to the continued growth of our young Division I athletics program,'' Kaplan said. ``We will look for a head coach who will lead the basketball program to achieve the same progress that we have seen in our overall athletic program since we began competing at the Division I level in 2006-07.''

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Miami vs. Duke Prediction No. 18 Duke has lost back-to-back games but will the Blue Devils cover when they host Miami at 7:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Stanford vs. Oregon Prediction No. 11 Oregon hosts Stanford at 6:00PM ET tonight - will the game be low-scoring for bettors?
Thumbnail South Carolina vs. Kentucky Pick No. 24 South Carolina will be in Lexington this evening when it visits No. 5 Kentucky at 6:00PM ET. Will the Wildcats cover?
Thumbnail West Virginia vs. Kansas State Pick No. 7 West Virginia lost to Oklahoma at home earlier this week but will the Mountaineers rebound versus Kansas State tonight at 6:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Arizona vs. UCLA Pick Can No. 14 Arizona put a crack in the armor of No. 3 UCLA when the two meet today at 4PM ET?

NCAAB Team Pages