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LIVE BLOG: FDU Men’s Basketball Against Mt. Saint Mary’s, Game 1

4:25 p.m.

Jenkins scored 24 points for the Knights, leading all scorers. Rush added 15 points with Munden Jr. adding 14 while Powell had 12. 

Thomas led the way for the Mountaineers with 15 points. 

The Knights shot 28-54 (51.9%) from the field, 5-16 (31.3%) from three and 15-22 (68.2%) from the free-throw line. 

The Mountaineers shot 28-69 (40.6%) from the field, 12-29 (41.4%) from three and 3-8 (37.5%) from the free-throw line. 

With the win, FDU improves to 8-13, 7-8 NEC while Mount Saint Mary’s falls to 9-9, 7-7 NEC. 

Thank you to our News Editor Jhoana T. Merio-Martinez for producing today’s live blog and our Student Lifestyle Editor Naniyah McClain for updating Twitter throughout the game! Enjoy the rest of your day and tune in tomorrow for another men’s live blog with coverage of another matchup between FDU and Mount St. Mary’s set for 2 p.m. in the Rothman Center in Hackensack, NJ.

4:15 p.m.

FDU hold on to defeat Mount Saint Mary’s 76-71 in a close game that needed overtime to be decided.

4:12 p.m.

Offurum and Chong Qui’s threes are no good as Rush grabs the rebound and dribbles out the clock to secure an FDU victory.

4:10 p.m.

The Mountaineers are forced to foul, sending Munden Jr. to the stripe with 17 seconds left. He hits both free throws to extend FDU’s lead to 76-71. He is up 14 points for the Knights.

4:08 p.m.

Foul on Munden Jr. sends Opoku to the line, but he is unable to convert. The Knights remain up 74-71 with 1:22 remaining.

4:04 p.m.

It is Jenkins again for the Knights. His jumper falls with 2:13 to go in overtime to push FDU’s lead back to 74-71.

Thomas responds at the other end, nailing a long jumper. The Mountaineers are within one with 2:30 left.

4:02 p.m.

Jenkins’ layup is good to extend the FDU lead to 72-69 with 2:57 to go.

4:00 p.m.

Foul called. It is on Reaves, which sends Powell to the free-throw line. He splits a pair, but gives the Knights the lead 70-69 with 4:45 left in overtime.

3:57 p.m.

We are headed to overtime all tied at 69. Jenkins has led the way for the Knights with 20 points while Thomas has scored 13 for the Mountaineers.

3:56 p.m.

Chong Qui hits a deep three with five seconds left to tie the game at 69. It will be FDU’s ball with four seconds remaining in regulation.

3:54 p.m.

Multiple misses by the Mountaineers leads to a foul by Barton on Williams, but Williams is unable to capitalize at the stripe. The score remains a one possession game with 11 seconds to go in regulation.

3:52 p.m.

Jenkins gets to the basket and gets the layup to fall. He has 20 points for the Knights as they lead 69-66 with just under 30 seconds remaining.

3:51 p.m.

Opoku knocks down a three with 56 seconds to go off the assist by Chong Qui. That shot cuts the FDU lead to 67-66 with 55 seconds remaining in the game.

3:50 p.m.

Williams lays it in with 1:14 remaining. FDU leads 67-63 with under a minute to play.

3:47 p.m.

Opoku answers with a layup off the pass by Chong Qui. FDU still leads 65-63 with two minutes left.

3:46 p.m.

Foul called on Chong Qui sends Jenkins to the line. He hits both free throws to extend the Knights’ lead to 65-61 with 2:20 to go in the game.

3:45 p.m.

Powell drills a three-pointer to put the Knights ahead 63-61 with three minutes remaining. He has 11 points in the game.

3:42 p.m.

Jefferson fouls out with 3:12 left in the game.

3:41 p.m.

Jenkins gets the jumper to fall to cut the Mountaineers’ lead to one. FDU trails 61-60 with 3:37 to go.

Williams gets the layup to fall off the assist by Powell. That shot cuts the Knights’ deficit to 61-58 with 4:48 remaining.

3:38 p.m.

Opoku makes the jumper as Jenkins makes the shot on the other end to cut the Mountaineers lead to 61-56 with 5:27 to go in the game.

3:37 p.m.

Thomas makes the three to extend the Mountaineers lead to 59-54 with 6:32 to go in the game. Thomas has 13 points off the bench.

3:36 p.m.

Rush makes both free throws as Jefferson slams it home as the Mountaineers lead is 56-54 with 7:27 to go in the game.

3:31 p.m.

Williams lays it in to cut the Mountaineers lead to 54-52 with 8:14 remaining in the game.

3:30 p.m.

Jenkins makes the jumper to cut the Mountaineers lead to 54-50 with nine minutes remaining in the game.

3:29 p.m.

Thomas makes the jumper to extend the Mountaineers lead to 54-48 with 9:38 to go in the half.

3:28 p.m.

Barton slams it home to extend the Mountaineers lead to 52-48 with 10:33 remaining in the game.

3:24 p.m.

Chong Qui and Thomas make back to back threes to give the Mountaineers a 50-48 lead with 10:52 remaining in the game.

3:22 p.m.

Rush lays it in and makes the free throw to convert the three point play as FDU led 48-44 with 12:10 to go in the game.

3:19 p.m.

Rush lays it in as Powell drills the three on the next possession to give FDU a 45-44 lead with 12:26 remaining in the game.

3:16 p.m.

Rush makes the layup as Reaves hits the three to extend the Mountaineers lead to 44-40 with 13:53 to go in the game.

3:11 p.m.

Thomas makes the three to give the Mountaineers a 41-38 lead with 15:21 to go in the game.

3:10 p.m.

Offurum drills the three to tie the game at 38 with 15:46 to go in the game.

3:09 p.m.

Munden Jr. slams it home to extend the FDU lead to 38-35 with 16:49 to go in the game.

Jenkins lays it in to give FDU the lead, 36-35 with 17:13 to go in the game.

3:08 p.m.

Reaves drills the three to give the Mountaineers a 35-34 lead with 17:45 to go in the game.

3:07 p.m.

Munden Jr. makes both free throws to give FDU a 34-32 lead with 18:34 to go in the game. FDU are on a 6-0 run.

3:06 p.m.

Rush and Munden Jr. make consecutive baskets to tie the game at 32 with 19:16 to go in the game.

2:52 p.m.

At halftime FDU is down 32-28 in a close first half.

FDU shot 10-26 (38.5%) from the field, 3-11 (27.3%) from three, and 5-10 (50%) from the free throw line as the Mountaineers shot 13-30 (43.3%) from the field, 3-12 (25%) from three and 3-4 (75%) from the free-throw line.

Jenkins leads the Knights with eight points as Munden Jr. added six points. Offurum, Opoku and Barton all have six points each for the Mountaineers at the end of the first half.

2:47 p.m.

Munden Jr. makes one free throw as Barton makes both free throws on the other end to extend the Mountaineers lead to 32-28 with 32 seconds to go in the half.

2:45 p.m.

Munden Jr. makes both free throws to cut the Mountaineers lead to 30-27 with 1:03 to go in the half.

Powell makes one free throw as Opoku makes the jumper to extend the Mountaineers lead to 30-25 with 1:30 to go in the half.

2:38 p.m.

Barton lays it in to extend the Mountaineers lead to 28-24 with 2:28 to go in the half.

Frantisek Barton lays it in to give the Mountaineers a 26-24 lead with 2:29 to go in the half.

Reaves and Jenkins exchange three as the game is tied at 24 with 4:01 to go in the half.

2:37 p.m.

Munden Jr. slams it home as Chong Qui makes the three to tie the game at 21 with 6:12 to go in the half.

2:29 p.m.

Offurum makes the three to cut the FDU lead to 19-18 with 8:19 to go in the half.

2:27 p.m.

Opoku nails the jumper to cut the FDU lead to 19-15 with 8:56 to go in the half.

2:26 p.m.

Williams misses both free throws as Offurum makes the jumper to cut the FDU lead to 19-13 with 9:26 to go in the half.

2:23 p.m.

Rush and Chong Qui exchange baskets as the FDU lead is 19-11 with 10:24 to go in the half.

2:17 p.m.

Jefferson lays it in to cut the FDU lead to 17-9 with 13:10 to go in the half. 

Deandre Thomas and John Square Jr. exchange baskets as the FDU lead is 17-7 with 13:32 to go in the half.

2:10 p.m.

Jenkins and Powell make consecutive baskets to extend the FDU lead to 15-5 with 14:34 remaining in the half.

2:08 p.m.

Munden Jr. makes one free throw to extend the FDU lead to 11-5 with 16:15 remaining in the half.

Powell and Jefferson exchange baskets as the FDU lead is 10-5 with 16:15 to go in the half.

2:06 p.m.

Williams drills the three to extend the FDU lead to 8-3 with 17:32 to go in the half.

2:05 p.m.

Offurum makes one free throw as Rush lays it in to extend the FDU lead to 5-3 with 18:12 to go in the half.

The NEC Front Row broadcast has been delayed as the games starts with Opoku making a jumper with Jenkins hitting a three on the other end to give FDU an early 3-2 lead.

2:03 p.m.

FDU’s lineup is Jahlil Jenkin, Joe Munden Jr., Brandon Rush, Brandon Powell and Elyjah Williams

The Mountaineers lineup is Damian Chong Qui, Mezie Offurum, Nana Opoku, Malik Jefferson and Josh Reaves.

1:45 p.m.

Good afternoon 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 today’s live blog and our Student Lifestyle Editor Naniyah McClain who will be updating Twitter throughout the game.

FDU will be hosting Mount Saint Mary’s at the Stratis Arena in the Rothman Center in Hackensack, NJ. FDU is currently 7-13, 6-8 NEC while the Mountaineers are 8-9, 7-6 NEC.

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 

FDU’s leading scorers this season are Preseason All-NEC senior guard Jahlil Jenkins with 16.9 PPG, Preseason All-NEC senior forward Elyjah Williams with 14.6 PPG, and sophomore guard Brandon Rush with 14.4 PPG. 

The Mountaineers leading scorers are Preseason All-NEC junior guard Damian Chong Qui with 15.1 PPG and redshirt junior forward Nana Opoku with 9.2 PPG.

FDU Knights look to sweep round-robin against Mt. Saint Mary’s on Saturday, Feb. 20. Art by Naniyah McClain.

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