LIVE BLOG: FDU Men’s Basketball Against Providence Dec. 5

6:37 p.m.

Thank you for following along with us in another men’s basketball live blog. Thank you to our Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Scalzo for producing the live blog and our student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain for updating Twitter throughout the game. 

Stay tuned for more basketball live blogs throughout the season as conference play begins with a new round-robin schedule.

6:35 p.m.

Providence gets their third win of the season as they defeat FDU 79-67. FDU now falls to 0-4 on the season as conference play begins next week.

Williams led the Knights with 15 points and eight rebounds. Jenkins had 13points, Rush added 12 points and Racine added 10.

FDU shot 24-57 (41.1%) from the field, 5-19 (26.3%) from three and 14-20 (70%) from the free-throw line.

Duke had a season high 28 points with eight rebounds as Watson added 20.

The Friars shot 27-52 (51.9%) from the field, 1-15 (6.7%) from three and made 24 out of their 29 free throws (82.8%). 

Providence will now travel to play TCU on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. as FDU will begin conference play with hosting Central Connecticut State on Tuesday, Dec. 8 with the time to be determined.

6:26 p.m.

With 1:25 remaining in the game, the Friars are holding their lead 76-65 as FDU will fall to 0-4 on the season.

6:20 p.m.

Providence is up 70-57 going into the second half media timeout as Duke is up to 23 points as Jenkins and Williams both have 13 a piece with Rush adding 10.

6:07 p.m.

Providence is on a 12-6 run and are up 64-50 with 7:04 remaining in the game. Duke is up to 21 points as Watson has 16 and is a perfect 6-6 from the free-throw line for the Friars.

5:58 p.m.

Providence is out in front in this half, 52-44 with 11:32 remaining in the game. Duke is now up to 20 points as WIlliams leads the Knights with 10.

5:46 p.m.

Providence is off to a five point lead in the first five minutes, 44-39. Duke has 18 points on 7-9 shooting for the Friars.

5:21 p.m.

A very entertaining first half as Racine slams it home at the buzzer to tie the game at 31 as the first half ends

Williams leads the Knights with eight, Rush had seven, and Jenkins adds six in the first half.

FDU shot 12-25 (45.8%) from the field, 2-8 (25%) from three and 5-8 (62.5%) from the free-throw line.

Duke leads the Friars with 12 as Watson added eight in the first half.

Providence shot 11-26 (44%) from the field, 1-9 (12.5%) from three and 8-11 (72.7%) from the free-throw line in the first half.

5:04 p.m.

FDU and Providence are exchanging baskets on both ends of the court as the game is tied 22-22 with 5:24 remaining in the half.

4:47 p.m.

FDU is on a 6-0 run and now has a 8-7 lead after Baker’s easy basket at the rim.

4:40 p.m.

First media timeout as Providence starts out in front up 7-2 with 15:54 remaining in the first half.

4:39 p.m.

FDU’s starting lineup for today is Jahlil Jenkins, Brandon Rush, Callum Baker, Elyjah Williams and Pier Olivier-Racine.

Providence’s starting lineup is Greg Gannt, Nate Watson, Jared Bynum, A.J. Reeves and David Duke.

4:22 p.m.

Welcome to our next installment of our men’s basketball live blog. Anthony Covino, sports editor, here as FDU will be taking on Providence in their final non-conference game before NEC play begins next week in a new round-robin format. 

I’m joined by our Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Scalzo, who is producing the live blog and our student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain updating Twitter throughout the game.

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FDU men’s basketball still looking for their first win of the season tonight. Art by Naniyah McClain.