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LIVE BLOG: FDU Men’s Basketball Against Wagner, Game 2

9:20 p.m.

FDU gets swept in both games against Wagner as they drop the second round robin game 95-86.

FDU falls to 7-11, 6-6 in the NEC while Wagner improves to 6-5, 6-4 in the NEC.

FDU shot 14-36 (38.9%) from the field, 8-14 (57.1%) from three, and 5-11 (45.5%) from the free-throw line while Wagner shot 18-30 (60.0%) from the field, 4-6 (66.7%) from three, and 13-23 (56.5%) from the free-throw line in the second half.

In total, FDU shot 30-65 (46.2%) from the field, 16-27 (59.3%) from three, anf 10-18 (55.6%) from the free-throw line while Wagner shot 35-63 (55.6%) from the field, 8-18 (44.4%) from three, and 17-27 (63.0%) from the free-throw line.

Williams led FDU with 27 points as Munden Jr. added 14 points. Powell had 14 points off the bench as Rush added 10 points. Jenkins had an off night with six points.

Morales led Wagner with 23 points with Ford adding 22 points and Martinez adding 21 points off the bench. Hunt had 14 points as Fletcher had 12 points. 

FDU will now host Saint Francis Brooklyn for a two game NEC round robin on Tuesday, Feb. 16 and Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Stratis Arena in the Rothman Center in Hackensack, NJ, while Wagner will travel to play Mount Saint Mary’s on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. at the Knott Arena in Emmitsburg, MD.

The current NEC standings are 

  1. Merrimack
  2. Mount Saint Mary’s
  3. Bryant
  4. Wagner
  5. Sacred Heart
  6. FDU
  7. LIU
  8. Saint Francis Brooklyn
  9. Saint Francis University (PA)
  10. Central Connecticut State University 

Thank you to our news editor Jhoana T. Merino Martinez for producing tonight’s live blog alongside our student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain for updating Twitter throughout the game. Have a good night everyone.

9:07 p.m.

Hunt makes one free throw with seconds to go to extend the Wagner lead to 95-86 as that will be the last basket of the game.

9:06 p.m.

Powell fouls out of the game as Martinez makes one free throw to extend the Wagner lead to 94-86 with seven seconds to go in the game.

9:03 p.m.

Ford misses both free throws as Callum Baker nails the three on the other end to cut the Wagner lead to 93-86 with 16 seconds to go in the game.

9:01 p.m.

Williams makes his third consecutive three as Ford slams it home on the other end to extend the Wagner lead to 93-83 with 28 seconds to go in the game.

Martinez makes one free throw to extend the Wagner lead to 91-80 with one minute to go in the game.

8:58 p.m.

Williams makes another three to cut the Wagner lead to 90-80 with 1:05 to go in the game.

8:54 p.m.

Williams drills the three to cut the Wagner lead to 90-77 with 2:18 to go in the game.

Morales makes both free throws to extend the Wagner lead to 90-74 with 2:31 to go in the game.

8:53 p.m.

Powell misses the free throw on the one and one as the Wagner lead is still 88-74 with 2:31 to go in the game.

8:51 p.m.

Ford makes both free throws to extend the Wagner lead to 88-74 with 2:47 to go in the game.

Martinez gets the goaltending call on the layup and Williams lays it in on the other end to cut the Wagner lead to 86-74 with 2:57 to go in the game. 

8:47 p.m.

Martinez lays it in as Rush hits the three on the other end to cut the Wagner lead to 84-72 with 3:39 to go in the game.

8:46 p.m.

Morales and Marc Dadika exchange baskets as the Wagner lead is 82-69 with 4:18 to go in the game.

8:45 p.m.

Powell makes both free throws as Ford makes the shot to extend the Wagner lead to 80-67 with 4:53 to go in the game.

FDU head coach Greg Herenda gets a technical foul as Hunt makes one free throw to extend the Wagner lead to 78-65 with 5:06 to go in the game

8:42 p.m.

Williams lays it in and makes the free throw to convert the three-point play to cut the Wagner lead to 77-65 with 5:27 to go in the game.

Munden Jr. misses both free throws as Ford lays it in on the other end to extend the Wagner lead to 77-62 5:32 to go in the game.

8:41 p.m.

Hunt makes one free throw to extend the Wagner lead to 75-62 with 6:10 to go in the game.

8:39 p.m.

Hunt and Morales make back to back threes to extend the Wagner lead to 74-62 with 7:08 to go in the game.

8:38 p.m.

Martinez lays it in as Baker makes a three on the other end to cut the Wagner lead to 68-62 with 8:32 to go in the game.

Martinez and Ford make consecutive baskets to extend the Wagner lead to 66-59 with 9:24 to go in the game.

8:37 p.m.

Fletcher makes one free throw to extend the Wagner lead to 62-59 with 11:23 to go in the game.

8:29 p.m.

Munden Jr. makes the layup and converts the three point play to cut the Wagner lead to 61-59 with 11:23 to go in the game.

8:24 p.m.

Fletcher makes both free throws to extend the Wagner lead to 61-56 with 12:54 to go in the game.

8:22 p.m.

Jenkins makes one free throw to cut the Wagner lead to 59-56 with 14:02 to go in the game.

8:20 p.m.

Morales makes the three to extend the Wagner lead to 59-55 with 14:32 to go in the game.

8:19 p.m.

Hunt makes the three as Williams lays it in to cut the Wagner lead to 56-55 with 15 minutes to go in the game.

8:16 p.m.

Morales makes the jumper to tie the game at 53 with 16:15 to go in the game.

8:15 p.m.

Morales slams it home as Williams makes the three on the other end to give FDU a 53-51 lead with 16:35 to go in the game.

8:14 p.m.

Munden Jr. makes the three as Morales lays it in on the other end to cut the FDU lead to 50-49 with 17:09 to go in the game.

Rush makes the jumper as Fletcher makes the layup and converts the three point play to tie the game at 47 with 17:49 to go in the game.

8:09 p.m.

Fletcher lays it up and in to cut the FDU lead to 45-44 with 18:50 to go in the game.

7:53 p.m.

Jenkins lays it in to give FDU a 45-42 lead going into the second half in a very impressive offensive performance from both teams so far.

FDU shot 16-29 (55.2%) from the field, 8-13 (61.5%) from three, and 5-7 (71.4%) from the free-throw line while Wagner shot 17-33 (51.5%) from the field, 4-12 (33.3%) from three, and 4-4 (100%) from the free-throw line.

Powell leads FDU with 12 points with Williams and Munden Jr. adding 8 points each. Ford leads Wagner with 12 points as Martinez has 11 points off the bench.

7:51 p.m.

Fletcher and Williams exchange baskets as FDU lead 43-42 with one minute to go in the half.

7:50 p.m.

Morales and Williams exchange baskets to give FDU a 41-40 lead with 1:24 to go in the half.

7:48 p.m.

Powell makes his fourth three of the game to give FDU a 39-38 lead with 2:30 to go in the half.

7:47 p.m.

Morales drills the three to give Wagner a 38-36 lead with 3:28 to go in the half.

7:46 p.m.

Jenkins makes both free throws to give FDU a 36-35 lead with 3:42 to go in the half.

7:42 p.m.

Ford makes both free throws to give Wagner a 35-34 lead with 5:27 to go in the half.

7:37 p.m.

Williams slams it home to give FDU the 34-33 lead with six minutes to go in the half.

7:36 p.m.

Martinez and Racine exchange baskets as the Wagner lead is 33-32 with 6:33 to go in the half.

7:35 p.m.

Powell makes his third three of the game to cut the Wagner lead to 31-30 with seven minutes to go in the half. 

Rush makes both free throws as Ford lays it in to extend the Wagner lead to 31-27 with 7:55 to go in the half.

7:33 p.m.

Ford lays it up and in to extend the Wagner lead to 29-25 with 8:41 to go in the half.

7:30 p.m.

Martinez drills the three as Williams lays it in on the other end to cut the Wagner lead to 27-25 with nine minutes to go in the half.

7:29 p.m.

Martinez makes the jumper as Powell makes the three on the other end to cut the Wagner lead to 24-23 with 10:21 to go in the half.

7:28 p.m.

Munden Jr. makes the three to cut the Wagner lead to 22-20 with 11:02 to go in the half. 

Brandon Powell makes the three to cut the Wagner lead to 22-17 with 12 minutes to go.

7:26 p.m.

Will Martinez and Ford makes consecutive layups as the Wagner lead is now 22-14 with 12:44 to go in the half.

7:23 p.m.

Hunt and Rodriguez exchange baskets as the Wagner lead is 18-14 with 14:31 to go in the half.

7: 22 p.m.

Martinez lays it in as Munden Jr. makes the three on the other end as the Wagner lead is 16-12 with 15:09 to go in the half.

7:21 p.m.

Munden Jr. was on the slam not Williams as he misses the free throws as the Wagner lead is 14-9.

7:20 p.m.

Morales makes both free throws as Williams slams it home as the Wagner lead is 14-9 with 15:36 to go in the half.

7:16 p.m.

Racine nails a three as Ford hits the jumper on the other end to extend Wagner’s lead to 12-7 with 15:56 to go in the half.

Ford slams it home as Fletcher lays it in to give Wagner a 10-4 lead with 16:31 to go in the half.

7:15 p.m.

Jenkins makes one free throw to cut the Wagner lead back to 6-4 with 17:31 to go in the half.

7:12 p.m.

Hunt drills the three to give Wagner a 6-3 lead with 17:31 to go in the half.

7:11 p.m.

Allen and Rush drill threes to open up the game as it is 3-3 with 18 minutes to go.

7:08 p.m.

The Knights starting lineup for tonight is Jahlil Jenkins, Brandon Rush, Joe Munden Jr., Pier-Olivier Racine and Elyjah Williams.

The Seahawks starting lineup is Alex Morales, Elijah Ford, Elijah Allen, DeLonnie Hunt and Ja’Mier Fletcher.

6:45 p.m.

Good evening and welcome to another men’s basketball live blog. I am Anthony Covino the sports editor of the FDU Equinox joined by our news editor Jhoana T. Merino-Martinez who will be producing tonight’s live blog and our student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain who will be updating Twitter throughout the game.

FDU will be taking on Wagner in the second round robin game at the Stratis Arena in the Rothman Center in Hackensack, NJ.

FDU is 7-10, 6-5 NEC while Wagner is 5-5, 5-4 in the NEC.

The current NEC standings are: 

  1. Merrimack
  2. Mount Saint Mary’s
  3. Bryant
  4. Wagner
  5. Sacred Heart
  6. FDU
  7. LIU
  8. Saint Francis Brooklyn
  9. Saint Francis University (PA)
  10. Central Connecticut State University

FDU’s leading scorers are Preseason All-NEC senior guard Jahlil Jenkins with 16.9 PPG, followed by fellow Preseason All-NEC senior forward Elyjah Williams with 14.6 PPG  and sophomore guard Brandon Rush with 13.6 PPG

Wagner’s leading scorers are senior guard Elijah Ford with 18.5 PPG, followed by senior guard Alex Morales with 17.1 PPG, then freshman guard DeLonnie Hunt with 10.9 PPG, and senior guard Will Martinez with 10.0 PPG.

The Knights look to sweep round-robin against Wagner on Feb. 13. Art by Naniyah McClain.

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