The Knights upset the Sharks as they beat LIU 78-70.
FDU shot 27-61 (44.3%), 8-24 (33.3%) from the field, and 16-23 (69.6%) from the free-throw line. The Sharks shot 25-70 (35.7%), 4-24 (16.7%) from the three and 16-26 (61.5%) from the free-throw line.
For FDU, Jenkins led the Knights with 27 points. Racine had 10 points while Powell also had 10 points.
For LIU, Penn led the team with 33 points. Flowers had 20 points while Rivera had six points.
Thank you for following along for tonight’s game. Thank you to our Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Scalzo for producing the live blog and student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain for updating Twitter throughout the game. Tune in tomorrow for another men’s basketball live blog at 5 pm where the Knights will compete against the Sharks again hoping to extend their winning streak to four and go for the sweep against LIU in the second game of the NEC round-robin. Enjoy the rest of your night everybody!
The Knights upset the Sharks as they beat LIU 78-70.
Davis makes the jumper to make the score 78-70.
Penn makes a pair of layups to get the Sharks within 10 making the score 78-68.
Jenkins hits the three as Tre Wood heads to the free-throw line making his only attempt to make the score 78-64.
Powell and Jenkins both make their free throw attempts to make the score 75-63 with 3:04 remaining.
Flowers heads down the court to make the layup as he heads to the free-throw line to make his only attempt and makes the score 71-63 with the Sharks down by 8.
Flowers slams the dunk as Jenkins hits the three making the score 71-60 with 4:22 remaining.
Penn slams it down with consecutive dunks and makes the score 68-58 with 5:40 remaining in the game.
The Knights look to continue their momentum with less than 6 minutes remaining in the game.
Racine makes it down the court with the layup as Penn heads to the free-throw line to make both attempts and make the score 68-54 with 8:09 remaining in the game.
Jack Ballantyne makes it for LIU and brings the Sharks within 14 making the score 66-52 with 9:16 remaining in the second half.
Rush heads to the free-throw line as he makes both attempts making the score 66-50.
Jackson Jr. makes the jumper for the Sharks as Jenkins hits the three and makes the score 64-50 with 9:45 remaining.
Williams makes it from the field and makes the score 61-48 with 10:31 remaining.
Munden Jr. heads to the free-throw line and makes both attempts for the Knights and makes the score 58-48.
Penn heads to the free-throw line and makes his only attempt making the score 56-48 with 12:43 remaining in the second half.
Penn slams down the dunk as Rodriguez makes the layup to make the score 56-47 with 13:04 remaining.
Jenkins heads to the free-throw line and makes his only attempt and puts FDU ahead by 9 and makes the score 54-55.
Racine and Jenkins both add to the Knights lead with a layup and a jumper and makes the score 53-45 with 14:27 remaining.
Cotton heads to the free-throw line for the Sharks and makes the score 49-45.
Racine makes his way down the court as hits the jumper to add to the Knights lead and makes the score 49-44.
Powell responds with a three to give the Knights back the lead and makes the score 47-44 with 16:06 remaining.
Penn heads down the court for the Sharks as he ties the game making the score 44-44.
Racine makes a jumper and layup as Flowers makes a layup of his own and makes the score 44-42 with the Knights leading by 2.
Rivera hits it from down the field to tie the game and makes the score 40-40 with 19:49 remaining.
The Knights look to continue to ride the momentum as they lead by three as the second half is about to begin.
FDU has shot 15-31(48.4%), 3-11(27.3%) from the field and 7-10 (70%) from the free-throw line.
LIU has shot 12-37 (32.4%), 3-14(21.4%) from the three and 10-14(71.4%) from the free-throw line.
For the Sharks, Penn is the leading scorer with 18 points. Flowers has 13 points while Rivera has 3 points.
So far for FDU, Jenkins is the leading scorer with 13. Rogriguez has 7 points while Munden Jr. has 6 points.
Rush and Penn exchange layups making the score 40-37 as the first half ends.
Jenkins hits the jumper for the Knights as Flowers makes the three making the score 38-35 with FDU leading by three.
Baker makes the layup for FDU as Penn slams it in with the dunk for LIU and makes the score 36-32 with 2:10 remaining in the first half.
Powell makes the layup with the assist from Williams to make the score 34-30 with 3:08 remaining.
Rush slams it down with the dunk as Rivera makes the three and makes the score 32-30 with FDU leading by two.
Flowers makes a layup as Jenkins heads back again to the free-throw line and makes the score 30-27 with 4:19 remaining in the half.
Jenkins heads to the free-throw line as he makes both attempts and makes the score 28-25.
Penn gains back the lead for the Sharks as Powell makes a three and makes the score 26-25 with FDU leading by one.
Munden Jr. hits the three for the Knights and ties the game making the score 23-23 with 6:32 remaining in the first half.
Kyndall Davis slams it in for LIU with the dunk and makes the score 23-20.
Penn heads to the free-throw line and gives the Sharks the lead and makes the score 21-20 with 8:17 remaining.
Flowers makes a layup as Baker heads to the free-throw line and makes the score 20-16.
Flowers gets LIU within three with a layup of his own and makes the score 19-16 with 9:08 remaining in the first half.
Penn responds with a layup making the score 19-14.
Munden Jr. slams it in with the dunk to make the score 19-12 for FDU.
Penn heads to the free-throw line as he makes his only attempt and gets within 5 for LIU and makes the score 17-12 with 10:40 remaining.
Jenkins makes the shot for FDU and increases the lead to 6 as the score 17-11.
Flowers heads to the free-throw line as he makes both attempts for LIU and puts them within 4 to make the score 15-11 with, 11:43 remaining in the first half.
Flowers and Joe Munden Jr. both head to the free-throw line for their respective teams as the score is 15-9.
Jenkins heads down the court to get the jumper and makes the score 14-8 with 12:31 remaining in the half.
Penn and Rodriguez exchange layups as the score is now 12-8 with FDU leading.
Rodriguez heads to the free throw line and makes his only attempt making the score 10-6.
Penn responds with a jumper of his own as heads to the free-throw line and makes his only attempt making the score 9-6.
Rodriguez goes in and makes two jumpers for FDU while Penn heads to the free throw line and the score is 9-3.
Jackson Jr. heads to the free-throw line to put LIU on the board and makes the score 5-1 with 17:28 remaining in the first half.
Williams adds on with the layup to make the score 5-1.
Jenkins starts the score off with the three to make the score 3-0.
FDU’s starting lineup for tonight is Brandon Rush, Jahlil Jenkins, Brandon Powell, Pier-Olivier Racine and Elyjah Williams.
LIU’s starting lineup for tonight is Alex Rivera, Eral Penn, Ty Flowers, Jermaine Jackson Jr. and Virshon Cotton.
Good evening and welcome to another men’s basketball live blog as the FDU Knights will be taking on the LIU Sharks away at the Steinberg Wellness Center in Brooklyn, New York for the first of two games in the NEC round-robin.
I am Jen Malti, the assistant sports editor of The Equinox. Our Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Scalzo will be producing the live blog for tonight with our student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain updating twitter throughout the game.
For FDU, senior guard Jahlil Jenkins leads the team with 16.6 PPG. Senior forward Elyjah Williams is averaging 15.5 PPG. Sophomore guard Brandon Rush is also averaging 14.2 PPG while sophomore guard Callum Baker averages 7.7 PPG. Freshman forward Pier-Olivier Racine and junior guard Brandon Powell both average 7.6 PPG.
FDU is coming in with a two-game winning streak looking to continue the streak with a defeat against the LIU Sharks. FDU is now 5-9 in the season and 4-4 in the NEC. While LIU is 6-3 In the season and 6-3 in the NEC. FDU currently sits in tenth place while LIU leads the conference in first.
For LIU, redshirt senior forward Ty Flowers leads the team averaging 17.4 PPG. Redshirt junior forward Eral Penn averages 16.9 PPG while junior guard Jermaine Jackson Jr. averages 15.7 PPG. Redshirt sophomore guard Alex Rivera also averages 11.1 PPG.