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LIVE BLOG: FDU Men’s Basketball Against Saint Francis Brooklyn, Game 2

9:14 p.m.

FDU falls to 7-13, 6-8 NEC while the Terriers improve to 7-8,7-7 NEC as the Knights drop their fourth straight game.

FDU shot 16-30 (53.3%) from the field, 5-11 (45.5%) from three, and 7-10 (70%) from the free-throw line while the Terriers shot 14-28 (50%) from the field, 1-4 (25%) from three, and 16-21 (76.2%) from the free-throw line in the second half. 

In total, FDU shot 31-62 (50%) from the field, 12-26 (46.2%) from three, and 13-17 (76.5%) from the free-throw line as the Terriers shot 31-60 (51.7%) from the field, 6-17 (35.3%) from three, and 22-28 (78.6%) from the free-throw line.

Both Preseason All-NEC players for FDU fouled out as Jenkins led the Knights with 27 points as he fouled out with Williams who had 13 points. Munden Jr. had a career high 16 points as Rush added 12 points and Powell added nine points off the bench.

Atson and McLean led the Terriers with 20 points each as Hawkins added 19 points and Higgins added 17 points. Stevanic added nine points as well. 

FDU will now host Mount Saint Mary’s on Saturday, Feb 20 and Sunday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Stratis Arena in the Rothman Center in Hackensack, NJ as the Terriers will host Sacred Heart University on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m.  and Sunday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Daniel Lynch ‘38 Gymnasium in Brooklyn Heights, NY.

The current NEC standings are 

  1. Merrimack
  2. Wagner
  3. Bryant
  4. Sacred Heart
  5. Mount Saint Mary’s
  6. LIU
  7. Saint Francis Brooklyn
  8. FDU
  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 and our Student Lifestyle Editor Naniyah McClain for updating Twitter throughout the game. Have a good night everyone.

9:02 p.m.

FDU cannot get a shot off as the buzzer goes off and they take a 90-87 loss to the Terriers.

9:01 p.m.

Evans makes one free throw to extend the Terriers lead to 90-87 with one second to go in the game.

9:00 p.m.

Hawkins makes one free throw to extend the Terriers lead to 89-87 with 13 seconds to go in the game.

8:59 p.m.

Higgins makes both free throws as Rodriguez makes the layup and the free throw to convert the three point play to cut the Terriers lead to 88-87 with 15 seconds to go in the game.

8:55 p.m.

Munden Jr. makes the layup to cut the Terriers lead to 86-84 with 24 seconds to go in the game.

Jenkins makes both free throws to cut the Terriers lead to 86-82 with 31 seconds to go in the game.

8:54 p.m.

Williams fouls out of the game as Higgins heads to the line and makes both free throws to extend the Terriers lead to 86-80 with 37 seconds to go in the game.

8:51 p.m.

Stevanic lays it in to extend the Terriers lead to 84-80 with 48 seconds to go in the game.

8:49 p.m.

Hawkins makes the jumper to give the Terriers a 82-80 lead with 1:50 remaining in the game.

8:47 p.m.

Rush makes the shot to tie the game at 80 with 2:17 remaining in the game.

Munden Jr. makes both free throws to cut the Terriers lead to 80-78 with 2:51 to go in the game.

8:43 p.m.

McLean makes both free throws as Yaradyah Evans slams it home to extend the Terriers lead to 80-76 with 3:19 to go in the game.

8:41 p.m.

Hawkins misses both free throws as the game is still tied at 76 with 4:21 to go in the game.

8:39 p.m.

Williams makes the shot but misses the free throw to convert the three point play as the game is tied at 76 with 4:46 to go in the game.

8:38 p.m.

Jenkins drills the three to cut the Terriers lead to 76-74 with 5:52 to go in the game. Jenkins has 25 points in this game.

8:37 p.m.

McLean makes the layup to extend the Terriers lead to 76-71 with 6:05 to go in the game.

Baker drills the three to cut the Terriers lead to 74-71 with 6:40 to go in the game. 

McLean makes both free throws as Williams lays it in to cut the Terriers lead to 74-68 with 7:18 to go in the game.

8:33 p.m.

Jenkins makes the jumper to cut the Terriers lead to 72-66 with 7:52 to go in the game. FDU is on a 7-0 run.

8:29 p.m.

Jenkins makes the layup to cut the Terriers lead to 72-64 with 9:06 remaining in the game.

Callum Baker makes the three to cut the Terriers lead to 72-63 with 9:30 to go in the game.

8:28 p.m.

Marc Dadika makes the three as Hawkins makes the jumper to extend the Terriers lead to 72-59 with 10:03 to go in the game.

8:27 p.m.

McLean makes both free throws to extend the Terriers lead to 70-56 with 10:42 to go in the game.

8:26 p.m.

Hawkins makes one free throw to extend the Terriers lead to 68-56 with 11:15 remaining in the game.

8:23 p.m.

Williams lays it in to cut the Terriers lead to 67-56 with 11:32 to go in the game.

8:20 p.m.

Williams and Atson exchange jumpers as the Terriers lead is 67-54 with 11:55 to go in the game. 

Williams and McLean exchange baskets as the Terriers lead is 65-52 with 13:23 to go in the game.

8:19 p.m.

Munden makes the free throw as Higgins hits the jumper to extend the Terriers lead to 63-50 with 14:14 remaining in the game.

8:14 p.m.

Stevanic makes the shot to extend the Terriers lead to 61-49 with 14:54 to go in the game.

8:13 p.m.

Hawkins and Jenkins exchange baskets as the Terriers lead is 59-49 with 15:20 to go in the game.

8:12 p.m.

Stevanic makes the free throw to convert the three point play to extend the FDU lead to 57-47 with 16:40 to go in the game.

8:11 p.m.

Oscar Okeke makes the free throw as Higgins and Stevanic makes consecutive baskets to extend the Terriers lead to 56-47 with 16:48 remaining in the game.

8:09 p.m.

Atson makes the jumper to extend the Terriers lead to 52-46 with 17:56 to go in the game.

8:08 p.m.

Rush makes the three as Atson makes the three on the other end to extend the Terriers lead to 50-46 with 18:12 to go in the game.

8:07 p.m.

McLean makes both free throws to extend the Terriers lead to 47-43 with 18:47 to go in the game.

7:53 p.m.

FDU shot 15-32 (46.95) from the field, 7-15 (46.7%) from three, and 6-7 (85.7%) from the free-throw line while the Terriers shot 17-32 (53.1%) from the field, 5-13 (38.5%) from three, and 6-7 (85.7%) from the free-throw line in the first half.

Jenkins leads FDU with 16 as Munden Jr. added 11 points in the first half. Atson leads the Terriers with 13 points as Hawkins added 11, Higgins had nine points and McLean had eight points in the first half.

7:49 p.m.

Higgins makes the three with three seconds to go in the half as the Terriers lead 45-43 at halftime.

Jenkins makes both free throws to give FDU a 43-42 lead with 30 seconds to go in the half.

7:47 p.m.

Hawkins and McLean make consecutive baskets to give the Terriers a 42-41 lead with 45 seconds to go in the half.

Hawkins lays it in as Munden Jr. makes the three to extend the FDU lead to 41-38 with 1:56 to go in the half.

7:44 p.m.

Munden Jr. makes one free throw to extend the FDU lead to 38-36 with 2:42 remaining in the half.

7:43 p.m.

McLean makes both free throws to cut the FDU lead to 37-36 with 3:07 to go in the half.

7:42 p.m.

McLean made the last basket, not Hawkins, to cut the FDU lead to 37-34 with 3:30 to go in the half.

7:40 p.m.

Hawkins makes the jumper to cut the FDU lead to 37-34 with 3:30 to go in the half.

7:39 p.m.

Hawkins makes both free throws as Munden Jr. makes the layup to extend the FDU lead to 37-32 with 4:17 to go in the half.

7:36 p.m.

Jenkins makes the free throw to convert the three point play as Stevanic makes the layup to cut the FDU lead 35-29 with 5:12 to go in the half.

7:35 p.m.

Hawkins and Jenkins exchange baskets as the FDU lead is 34-27 with 5:40 to go in the half.

7:34 p.m.

Jenkins drills the three to extend the FDU lead to 32-25 with 6:39 to go in the half.

7:31 p.m.

Atson makes the layup as Rush hits the three on the other end to extend the FDU lead to 29-25 with 7:13 to go in the half.

7:29 p.m.

Munden Jr. nails the three to extend the FDU lead to 26-23 with 8:50 to go in the half.

7:27 p.m.

Atson makes the three as Jenkins makes the jumper to tie the game at 23 with 9:24 to go in the half.

7:25 p.m.

David Muenkat makes the jumper to cut the FDU lead to 21-20 with 10:44 to go in the half.

7:24 p.m.

Hawkins makes the jumper as Powell makes the three on the other end to extend the FDU lead to 21-18 with 10:59 remaining in the half.

7:22 p.m.

Jenkins lays it in to give FDU a 18-16 lead with 11:41 to go in the half.

7:21 p.m.

Brandon Powell makes the three as Atson lays it in and makes the free throw to convert the three-point play to tie the game at 16 with 13 minutes to go in the half.

7:18 p.m.

Atson makes the three as McLean slams it home to tie the game at 13 with 13:53 to go in the half.

7:17 p.m.

Jenkins makes both free throws and makes the jumper to extend the FDU lead to 13-8 with 14:41 to go in the half. 

7:13 p.m.

Higgins makes the three as Atson lays it in to cut the FDU lead to 9-8 with 15:40 to go in the half.

7:12 p.m.

Rush lays it in to extend the FDU lead to 9-3 with 17 minutes to go in the half.

7:10 p.m.

Munden Jr. makes the shot to extend the FDU lead to 7-3 with 17:08 to go in the half.

7:09 p.m.

Rush hits the jumper as Higgins makes the three on the other end to cut the FDU lead to 5-3 with 17:55 to go in the half.

7:08 p.m.

Williams drills the three to open up the scoring for FDU as they lead 3-0 with 19 minutes to go in the half.

7:07 p.m.

FDU’s starting lineup is Jahlil Jenkins, Joe Munden Jr. Brandon Rush, Elyjah Williams and Pier-Olivier Racine.

Saint Francis Brooklyn’s lineup is Chauncry Hawkins, Unique McLean, Rob Higgins, Travis Atson and Vuk Stevanic.

6:45 p.m.

Good evening and welcome to another men’s basketball live blog. I am Anthony Covino, the sports editor for 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 is coming off their third straight loss as they lost to Saint Francis Brooklyn in the first game of the round robin, 83-75. The Knights currently are 7-12, 6-7 NEC while Saint Francis Brookyln are 6-8, 6-7 NEC as the current NEC standings are 

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

Sophomore guard Brandon Rush is coming off of a career-high 34 point performance last night in last night’s loss as he is averaging 14.5 PPG with Preseason All-NEC senior guard Jahlil Jenkins averaging 16.3 PPG ans Preseason All-NEC senior forward Elyjah WIlliams averaging 14.8 PPG.

The Terriers leading scorers are graduate student guard/forward Travis Atson with 15.1 PPG, preseason All-NEC senior guard Chauncey Hawkins with 14.8 PPG, graduate student guard Unique McLean with 11.5 PPG, and sophomore guard Rob Higgins with 10.6 PPG.

FDU Knights look to sweep round robin in game two against Saint Francis Brooklyn. Art by Naniyah McClain.

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