LIVE BLOG: FDU Men’s Basketball Against Hofstra Nov. 30

8:49 p.m.

Thank you everyone for following the game with us tonight. A big thank you to Charles Elmo, our sports writer, with in-game updates tonight along with our Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Scalzo producing the live blog and our student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain updating Twitter.

Stay tuned for more live blogs throughout the season for men’s and women’s basketball as the season will start to pick up with conference play starting next week.

8:47 p.m.

FDU drops their third straight game as they fall to 0-3 with this 73-58 loss.

Jenkins led the Knights with 17 points as Rush added 16 points. Munden Jr. had seven points as well. 

FDU shot 23-55 (41.8%) from the field, 7-21 (33.3%) from three and 5-9 (55.6%) from the free-throw line.

Coburn led the Pride with 21 points with Kante adding 16 and Silverio adding 10.

Hofstra shot 28-69 (40.6%) from the field, 6-27 (22.2%) from three and 11-15 (73.3%) from the free-throw line.

8:42 p.m.

FDU calls a timeout with 1:13 remaining in the game as they are down 70-55 with this game out of reach with little time remaining.

8:40 p.m.

Coburn hits another three. That might be the dagger as he leads all scorers with 21 points. FDU trails 70-51 with two minutes remaining.

8:37 p.m.

FDU has struggled mightily in the second half as they are getting outscored 36-9 in scoring in this half.

8:36 p.m.

The Pride running away with this one. An 18-1 run has the Knights down 18 with 3:25 remaining.

8:32 p.m.

The Knights have gone cold. No field goals in over seven minutes for the Knights as the Pride continue to hit. Hofstra leads by 14 with 5:06 left.

8:30 p.m.

Rush splits a pair at the line. Knights still trail by double digits, 59-49, with 6:45 to go in the contest.

8:24 p.m.

FDU is in a scoring drought of their own. The Knights have not scored in just under four minutes of game time. Hofstra is on a 12-2 run over the last five minutes and the Pride extend their lead to nine, 57-48.

8:16 p.m.

Rush answers with a three to give FDU the lead 44-43 with his third three-pointer of the night.

8:13 p.m.

Coburn stays hot coming out the timeout. He hits another three-pointer, his third of the night.

8:11 p.m.

First media timeout of the second half comes with 15:55 left. The Knights lead by just one  41-40 after a 9-1 run by Hofstra.

8:09 p.m.

Coburn hits two free-throws. He has 13 points, the game is now tied at 40 a piece with just under 17 minutes remaining in the game.

8:05 p.m.

Tareq Coburn opens up the second half scoring with four straight points for Hofstra. Kante adds a layup and cuts the lead to two, 40-38. Hofstra is currently on a 7-0 run to open the second half.

7:48 p.m.

FDU goes into halftime with a 40-31 lead. FDU made their last four baskets as Hofstra made one of their last 15 baskets to close out the first half.

Jenkins leads the Knights with 13, Rush has eight and Baker added seven in the first half.

FDU shot 17-31 (54.8%) from the field, 5-13 (38.5%) from three and 1-3 (33.3%) from the free-throw line.

Kante leads the Pride with 10 points with Coburn adding six. 

Hofstra shot 11-35 (31.4%) from the field, 3-14 (21.4%) from three and 6-10 (60%) from the free-throw line. 

7:43 p.m.

Jenkins hits a transition three-pointer, adding to his total with 13 points. Rush adds a three-pointer of his own and the Knights have their biggest lead of the night, 38-31.

7:40 p.m.

Racine throws down a monster dunk and lets out a roar as FDU leads by four. Media timeout on the floor. 

7:38 p.m.

Hofstra has not scored in just over three minutes of game time. The scoring drought has allowed the Knights to gain control of the first half with a 31-27 lead. 

7:35 p.m.

FDU now leads 29-27 as Munden Jr. now has five on the night and gives the Knights their first lead of the night.

7:31 p.m.

Jenkins up to nine points as FDU cuts the lead to one, 25-24 with 7:26 remaining in the first half and are currently on a 7-0 run going into the media timeout.

7:30 p.m. 

Callum Baker gets a steal on one end and knocks down a deep three-pointer on the other. Knights cut the lead down to three, 25-22

7:27 p.m.

Media timeout with 9:39 remaining as Hofstra leads FDU,  25-19. Jenkins leads FDU with seven points. Kante leads Hofstra with eight.

7:24 p.m.

Back to back baskets from Jenkins and Racine cut the Hofstra lead to five with just under 11 minutes left.


Brandon Rush nails a triple to halt a Hofstra 7-0 run. Hofstra still leads the Knights, 18-11.

7:20 p.m.

Hofstra added two baskets to extend the lead to 15-8 with 14 minutes remaining in the first half as Kante has eight points for them.

7:14 p.m.

Jenkins adds a layup to cut the lead to three, 11-8 with 15:36 remaining as the game goes into a media timeout. Jenkins has five points.

7:12 p.m.

Racine cuts the lead to six with a layup as FDU is down 11-5 with 16 minutes remaining in the first half.

7:11 p.m.

Jenkins hits a three as FDU scores their first points but are down by 1, 4-3 as a timeout is called with 17:53 in the first half.

6:57 p.m.

Hofstra’s starting five for tonight is Caleb Burgess, Jalen Ray, David Green, Tareq Coburn and Isacc Kante.

FDU’s starting five is Jahlil Jenkins, Brandon Rush, Callum Baker, Pier Olivier-Racince and John Square Jr. 

Elyjah Williams is not in tonight’s lineup… We will see what happens when the game starts, if he has an injury or coming off the bench for tonight.

6:54 p.m.

Good Evening and welcome to another Men’s Basketball live blog. Sports editor Anthony Covino here joined by sports writer Charles Elmo for tonight’s game.

Our Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Scalzo will produce the live blog with our student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain updating Twitter.

Men’s Basketball is still looking for their first win this season before conference play begins next week. 

Freshman forward Pier-Oliver Racine was named the Northeast Conference Co-Rookie of the Week, the conference announced Monday. Racine averaged 10 points on 52.9% from the field while grabbing nine rebounds per game and adding 2.5 blocks per game for the Knights. He will look to build on his strong play on the road against Hofstra. 

Sophomore guard Brandon Rush was named a Northeast Conference Men’s Basketball Prime Performer for the opening week of the season, announced via Twitter. Rush is averaging 18.5 points per game for FDU heading into a matchup at Hofstra. 

After dropping their first two games of the season, FDU will travel to Hofstra looking to snap a three game losing streak dating back to last season.

FDU looking for their first win of the season against Hofstra. Art by Jen Malti (Photos from FDU and Hofstra websites).

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