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LIVE BLOG: FDU Men’s Basketball Against Saint Francis University, Game 1

9:15 p.m.

Fairleigh Dickinson fights back in the second half and defeats the Red Flash 94-92. 

FDU shot 33-68 (48.5%) from the field, 11-21 (52.4%) from three and 17-27 (63%) from the free-throw line. SFU shot 33-68 (48.5%) from the field, 6-20 (30%) from three and 20-29 (69%) from the free throw line.

Williams tied his career-high with 28 points. Jenkins added 17 points as Powell had 11 points. Munden Jr. and Square Jr. added 10 points each as well. 

Dixon-Conover led SFU with 20 points. Thompson had 19 points as Laskey added 16 points. Flagg added 12 points as well. 

FDU will look to sweep the round-robin tomorrow at 4 p.m. as they improve to 3-9, 2-3 NEC, as SFU falls to 3-9, 2-6 in the NEC. 

In other news as well for FDU Women’s Basketball, sophomore guard/forward Maria Roters was named NEC player of the week after shooting 68% and averaging 18.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in FDU’s round robin sweep over Merrimack last week. 

Thank you for following along for tonight’s game. Thank you to our assistant sports editor Jen Malti for helping out with updates during the game. Another thank you to our Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Scalzo for producing the live blog and our managing editor and student lifestyle editor Amaya Morales and Naniyah McClain for updating Twitter throughout the game. Tune in tomorrow for another Men’s Basketball live blog at 4 p.m. where the Knights will compete against the Red Flash again hoping to sweep the series. Enjoy the rest of your night everyone!

9:08 p.m.

Baker heads to the line and makes one free throw to extend the lead to 94-92 with one second to go.

9:06 p.m.

Dixon-Conover drills the three to cut the lead to 93-92 with 2 seconds to go in the game.

9:05 p.m.

Jenkins heads to the free-throw line and makes both attempts increasing the lead to 93-89

9:03 p.m.

Dixon-Conover goes in for the layup and gets within two making the score 91-89 with 12 seconds remaining.

9:01 p.m.

Williams heads to the free-throw line and increases FDU’s small lead making the score 91-87.

8:59 p.m.

Munden Jr. heads to the free-throw line and makes one of the two to extend the FDU lead to 90-87 with 52 seconds to go in overtime.

8:56 p.m.

Laskey responds with a three to cut the FDU lead to 89-87 with 2:11 to go in overtime.

8:55 p.m.

Williams goes in for the layup and increases FDU’s lead to 89-84.

8:54 p.m.

Jenkins heads to the free-throw line and makes both attempts making the score 87-84

8:53 p.m.

Land responds with a layup and gets within one making the score 85-84.

8:53 p.m.

Jenkins goes for the three and the layup on the next possession and gains the lead for FDU making the score 85-82.

8:52 p.m.

Thompson goes in for the layup regaining the lead for SFU and makes the score 82-80.

8:50 p.m.

With the game tied at 80 and the clock running out, the Knights and Red Flash head into overtime.

8:47 p.m.

Land goes for the layup and ties the game making the score 80-80.

8:46 p.m.

Powell nails the three to give FDU a 80-78 lead with 1:40 remaining.

8:45 p.m.

Dixon-Conover responds with a layup and makes the score 78-77.

8:44 p.m.

For the first time in the game, Munden Jr. heads to the free-throw line and gains the lead for FDU making the score 77-76.

8:42 p.m.

Munden Jr. responds with a layup of his own to tie the game back up at 76. This game is turning into a nail biter in the last minutes.

8:41 p.m.

Laskey goes in for the layup and again regains the lead for SFU and makes the score 76-74.

8:40 p.m.

Munden Jr. heads to the free-throw line and ties the game, making the score 74-74.

8:37 p.m.

Flagg heads to the free-throw line and regains the lead for SFU making the score 74-73.

8:35 p.m.

Thompson and Williams exchange layups as the game is tied 73-73 with 4:34 remaining.

8:34 p.m.

Rush goes for the layup and ties the game making the score 71-71.

8:33 p.m.

Thompson heads to the free-throw line and gets back the lead for SFU making the score 71-69.

8:32 p.m.

Munden Jr. goes for the layup and ties the game making the score 69-69.

8:29 p.m.

Williams heads to the free-throw line and gets within two for FDU making the score 69-67

8:29 p.m.

Munden Jr. heads to the free-throw line and makes the score 69-66.

8:26 p.m.

Flagg heads to the free-throw line and makes both attempts to increase the Red Flash’s lead to 69-65.

8:25 p.m.

Thompson goes to the free-throw line and increases SFU’s lead to 67-65 with 8:46 remaining.

8:25 p.m.

Joe Munden Jr. makes the jumper as the SFU lead is now 66-65 with 9:16 to go.

8:24 p.m.

Flagg heads back to the free-throw line and makes it, increasing SFU’s small lead to 66-63.

8:22 p.m.

Flagg goes to the free-throw line and makes both attempts to take back the lead for SFU and makes the score 65-63.

8:21 p.m.

Williams ties the game with a three as the score is now 63-63 with 10 minutes to go in the game.

8:20 p.m.

Laskey goes in for the layup which increases the Red Flash’s lead to 63-60.

8:16 p.m.

Baker makes the layup as the SFU lead is now 61-60 with 12:07 remaining.

8:16 p.m.

Square Jr. heads to the free-throw line and makes both to cut the lead back to 61-58 with 12:22 remaining.

8:15 p.m.

Rush makes the three to cut the lead back to 61-56 with 13:05 remaining.

8:14 p.m.

Dixon-Conover slams it home to extend the SFU lead to 61-53 with 13:18 remaining.

8:14 p.m.

Cohen goes in for the layup and scores, increasing SFU’s lead to 59-53.

8:13 p.m.

Baker makes the three as the SFU lead is now 57-53 with 14:06 remaining. FDU have gotten this game back to a four point lead within the last 4 minutes.

8:12 p.m.

Josh Cohen and Williams exchange layups as the SFU lead is now 57-50 with 14:27 remaining.

8:11 p.m.

Square Jr. makes the layup and draws the foul to cut the SFU lead to 55-47. Square Jr, makes the free throw as the lead is now 55-48 for FDU. 

8:10 p.m.

Powell heads to the free-throw line and makes it to get closer making the score 55-45 with 15:30 remaining.

8:09 p.m.

Callum Baker and Powell score to cut the SFU lead to 55-44 with 15:30 remaining.

8:08 p.m.

Flagg gets personally fouled and goes to the free throw line to make the score 53-36.

8:07 p.m.

Coach Herenda gets a technical foul resulting in Dixon-Conover making two free throws making the score 52-36.

8:02 p.m.

Thompson nails the three to extend the SFU lead to 50-36 as the run is now 16-0 with 17:20 remaining.

8:01 p.m.

Flagg slams it home to extend the SFU run to 13-0 as the lead is now 47-36 for SFU with 17:46 remaining.

8:00 p.m.

Laskey and Flagg make back to back layups to extend the SFU lead to 44-36 with 18:38 remaining in the game.

7:59 p.m.

Square Jr. lays it in to cut the SFU lead to 40-36 with 19:15 remaining in the game.

7:44 p.m.

Laskey makes the jumper to extend the SFU lead to 38-34 going into halftime. 

SFU shot 14-31 (45.2%) from the field, 3-8 (37.5%) from three and 7-9 (77.8%) from the free-throw line. 

FDU shot 14-30 (46.7%) from the field, 4-10 (40%) from three and 2-4 (50%) from the free-throw line

Williams led the Knights with 14 points with Jenkins adding eight in the first half while Dixon-Conover, Laskey, Thompson, and Hargis had seven points each in the first half. 

FDU has kept this game close in the first half but has to limit SFU’s offense from getting easy baskets in the paint to keep this game from getting away from them.

7:39 p.m.

Square Jr, misses the free throw, the FDU deficit is now 36-34 with 51 seconds remaining in the half.

7:34 p.m.

Rush makes the layup to cut the SFU lead to 34-31 with 2:12 remaining in the half. SFU calls a timeout.

7:34 p.m.

Stewart nails the jumper as Powell makes the three to cut the SFU lead to 34-29 with 2:32 remaining in the half.

7:33 p.m.

Dixon-Conover lays it in as Powell lays it in to cut the SFU lead to 32-26 with 2:59 remaining in the half.

7:30 p.m.

Square Jr. makes his first basket of the night to cut the SFU lead to 30-24 with 4:15 remaining in the half.

7:29 p.m.

Dixon-Conover makes both free throws to extend the SFU lead to 30-22 with 4:43 remaining in the half.

7:29 p.m.

Jenkins nails a three to cut the SFU lead to 28-22 with 4:43 remaining in the half.

7:28 p.m.

Racine slams it home to cut the lead to 25-19 as Land drills a three to extend the SFU lead to 28-19 with 5:19 remaining in the half.

7:27 p.m.

Laskey lays it up and in to extend the SFU to 25-17 with 5:55 remaining in the half.

7:23 p.m.

Williams gets the hook shot to fall and slams it home to cut the SFU lead to 21-17 with 8:02 remaining in the half. Williams has 11 points in this half.

7:22 p.m.

Hargis lays it in again and draws the foul as he has seven points and converts the free throw to extend the SFU lead to 21-15 with 9:12 remaining in the half.

7:21 p.m.

Williams nails the jumper to cut the SFU lead to 18-13 with 9:29 remaining in the half.

7:19 p.m.

Thompson makes the jumper to extend the SFU lead to 16-11 with 11:15 remaining in the half. Hargis grabs the rebound and lays it in to extend the lead to 18-11 with 10:39 remaining in the half.

7:18 p.m.

Williams lays it up and in to cut the SFU lead to 14-11 with 11:48 remaining in the half. FDU are on a 7-0 run currently.

7:16 p.m.

Jenkins drives and lays it in to cut the SFU lead to 14-9 with 12:14 remaining in the half.

7:15 p.m.

Hargis lays it up and in as Williams makes the three to cut the SFU lead to 14-9 with 12:58 remaining in the half.

7:11 p.m.

Dixon-Conover drives and lays it up and in to extend the SFU lead to 12-4 with 15:21 remaining in the half.

7:04 p.m.

Laskey and Thompson both make back to back threes after Jenkins made three to extend the SFU lead  to 8-3 with 17:42 remaining in the half.

7:02 p.m.

Thompson lays it up and in to give SFU the early 2-0 lead with 19:20 remaining in the half

7:00 p.m.

FDU’s starting lineup for tonight is Jahlil Jenkins, Brandon Powell, Brandon Rush, Elyjah Williams and John Square Jr.

SFU’s starting lineup is Ramiir Dixon-Conover, Maxwell Land, Myles Thompson, Mark Flagg and Bryce Laskey.

6:45 p.m.

Good evening and welcome to another men’s basketball live blog as the FDU Knights will be taking on the Saint Francis Pioneers at DeGol Arena in Loretto, PA for the first of two games in the NEC round-robin.

I am Anthony Covino, the sports editor of The Equinox joined by Jen Malti, the assistant sports editor. Our Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Scalzo will be producing the live blog for tonight with our managing editor Amaya Morales updating Twitter throughout the game.

FDU is coming off a disappointing two-game sweep where Merrimack outplayed them in both games. FDU is now 2-8 on the season with a 1-3 record in the NEC, while Saint Francis University (PA) is 3-8 with a 2-5 record in the NEC. FDU was without Preseason All-NEC senior forward Elyjah WIlliams and freshman forward Pier-Olivier Racine for both Merrimack games. FDU currently sits 10th in the NEC while Saint Francis sits ninth. After being ranked first in the preseason coaches poll, FDU now sits at the bottom of the standings 10 games into the season.

For FDU, sophomore guard Brandon Rush leads the team with 14.7 PPG with Williams averaging 14.3 PPG. Senior guard Jahlil Jenkins averages 14.2 PPG with sophomore guard Brandon Powell averaging 8.4 PPG for the Knights this year. The Knights missed the presence of Williams and Racine and hope to have them back for these next two games to keep their season alive. 

For SFU, the leading scorer is senior guard Ramir Dixon-Conover with 14.5 PPG with junior forward Myles Thompson averaging 10.2 PPG and junior forward Marlon Hargis averaging 10.0 PPG and Senior forward Mark Flagg averaging 9.5 PPG. Freshman guard/forward Maxwell Land was just named NEC Rookie of the week after averaging 13.0 PPG in their round-robin split over Sacred Heart. Land currently averages 9.5 PPG, as well. 

FDU men’s travel to Pennsylvania for round-robin against Saint Francis. Art by Naniyah McClain.

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