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LIVE BLOG: FDU Men’s Basketball Against Sacred Heart

FDU wins the first round-robin game 82-69 in an offensive battle.

FDU shot 13-22 (59.1%) from the field, 3-7 (42.9%) from three, and 11-11 (100%) from the field while SHU shot 12-27 (44.4%) from the field, 4-12 (33.3%) from three and 5-6 (83.3%) from the free-throw line in the second half.

In total FDU shot 29-53 (54.7%) from the field, 7-21 (33.3%) from three, and 17-17 (100%) from the free-throw line, while SHU shot 25-54 (46.3%) from the field, 11-29 (37.9%) from three and 8-13 (61.5%) from the free-throw line.

Jenkins led the Knights with 19 points as Square Jr. added a career high 15 points. Rush and Williams added 13 points each as Powell added 6 points.

Thomas had 22 points with Clarke and Sixsmith adding 11 points each for the Pioneers.

The current NEC standings are

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

FDU will go for the sweep tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Pitt Center in Fairfield, CT in the regular season finale.

Thank you to our assistant sports editor Jen Malti for helping with today’s live blog alongside our Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Scalzo for producing the live blog and our student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain for updating Twitter throughout the game. Have a good night everyone and see all of you tomorrow for the final men’s basketball live blog of the regular season.

8:53 p.m.

FDU wins the first round-robin game 82-69.

8:52 p.m.

Clarke makes the three to cut FDU lead to 82-69 with seven seconds to go in the game as that will be the final basket of the game.

8:51 p.m.

Jenkins makes both free throws to extend the FDU lead to 82-66 with 18 seconds to go in the game.

8:50 p.m.

Nico Galette makes the layup to cut the FDU lead to 80-66 with 42 seconds to go in the game.

8:49 p.m.

Sixsmith makes a three as Racine lays it in to extend the FDU lead to 80-64 with 1 minute to go in the game. 

Baker makes both free throws to extend the FDU lead to 78-61 with 1:40 to go in the game.

8:48 p.m.

Dutreil slams it home to cut the FDU lead to 76-61 with 2 minutes remaining in the game.

8:47 p.m.

Jenkins makes both free throws to extend the FDU lead to 76-59 with 2:15 to go in the game. 

Clarke’s jumper is good to cut the FDU lead to 74-59 with 2:46 to go in the game.

8:46 p.m.

Sixsmith makes both free throws to cut the FDU lead to 74-57 with 3:18 remaining in the game. 

Munden Jr. lays it in and makes the free throw to convert the three point play and extend the FDU lead to 74-55 with 3:35 to go in the game.

8:40 p.m.

Thomas makes both free throws to cut the FDU lead to 71-55 with 4 minutes to go in the game.

8:38 p.m.

Clarke makes a three as Square Jr. lays it in to extend the FDU lead to 71-53 with 5:13 remaining.

8:37 p.m.

Thomas and Jenkins exchange baskets as the FDU lead is 69-50 with 5:43 to go in the game.

8:34 p.m.

Square Jr. makes both free throws to extend the FDU lead to 67-48 with 7:40 to go in the game.

8:29 p.m.

Square Jr. makes the jumper to extend the FDU lead to 65-48 with 8:18 to go in the game.

8:28 p.m.

Williams makes the layup to extend the FDU lead to 63-48 with 9:30 to go in the game.

8:27 p.m.

Square Jr. lays it in to extend the FDU lead to 61-48 with 10 minutes to go in the game.

8:26 p.m.

Rush makes a layup as Thomas makes the three to cut the FDU lead to 59-48 with 10:19 to go in the game.

8:24 p.m.

Clarke lays it in to cut the FDU lead to 57-45 with 11:15 to go in the game.

8:22 p.m.

Radz and Thomas make back-to-back baskets to cut the FDU lead to 57-43 with 12:35 to go in the game.

8:21 p.m.

Williams makes the layup as Powell makes both free throws as the FDU lead is 57-39 with 13:41 to go in the game.

8:18 p.m.

Powell lays it in to extend the FDU lead to 53-38 with 15:44 to go in the game.

8:11 p.m.

Rush now makes the third three of the half as the FDU lead is 51-38 with 16:18 to go in the game.

8:10 p.m.

Jenkins makes another three to extend the FDU lead to 48-38 with 18:18 to go in the game.

8:09 p.m.

Spokas makes a layup as Jenkins hits a three as the FDU lead is 45-38 with 19:27 to go in the game.

7:53 p.m.

FDU goes into halftime with a 42-36 lead in a very entertaining offensive performance from both teams.

FDU shot 16-31 (51.6%) from the field, 4-14 (28.6%) from three and 6-6 (100%) from the free-throw line as SHU shot 13-27 (48.1%) from the field, 7-17 (41.2%) from three and 3-7 (42.9%) from the free-throw line 

WIlliams leads the Knights with 9 points as Rush added 8 points and Jenkins and Square Jr. had 7 points each. Thomas leads SHU with 13 points with Sixsmith adding 6 points in the first half.

7:48 p.m.

Joe Munden Jr. makes both free throws to extend the FDU lead to 42-36 with 35 seconds to go in the half.

7:46 p.m.

Jenkins makes the layup to extend the FDU lead to 40-36 with 1:15 remaining in the half.

7:45 p.m.

Sixsmith and Rush exchange threes as the FDU lead is 38-26 with 2 minutes to go in the half

Rush lays it in and makes the free throw to convert the three point play to give FDU a 35-33 lead with 2:41 to go in the half.

7:40 p.m.

Jenkins lays it in as Thomas makes the three to give SHU a 33-32 lead with 3:48 to go in the half.

7:39 p.m.

Square Jr. makes both free throws to tie the game at 30 with 5:18 to go in the half.

7:36 p.m.

Square Jr. lays it in and makes the free throw to convert the three point play as the SHU lead is now 30-28 with 6:10 remaining in the half. 

Racine and Johnson exchange layups on separate possessions as the SHU lead is now 30-25 with 6:28 to go in the half.

7:33 p.m.

Thomas makes both free throws as the SHU lead is 28-23 with 7:42 to go in the half.

7:31 p.m.

Radz and Williams exchange layups as well as the SHU lead is 26-23 with 7:45 remaining in the half.

7:30 p,m,

Zach Radz and John Square Jr. exchange layups as the SHU lead is 24-21 with 8:35 to go in the half. 

Bryce Johnson makes one free throw as Callum Baker hits a three to cut the SHU lead to 22-19 with 9:26 to go in the half.

7:26 p.m.

Thomas drills the three to extend the SHU lead to 21-16 with 10:30 to go in the half. 

Daniel Rodriguez lays it in as Mike Sixsmith nails the three to extend the SHU lead to 18-16 with 10:57 to go in the half.

7:20 p.m.

Williams hits a three to cut the SHU lead to 15-14 with 13:30 to go in the half. Williams has 7 points. 

Williams lays it in as Thomas hits a three to extend the SHU lead to 15-11 with 15:15 to go in the half.

7:17 p.m.

Williams lays it in as Spokas hits a three on the other end to extend the SHU lead to 12-9 with 15:15 to go in the half.

7:12 p.m.

Thomas lays it in to extend the SHU lead to 9-7 with 15:54 to go in the half. 

Dutreil and Powell exchange baskets as the game is tied at 7 with 16:59 to go in the half.

7:11 p.m.

Watson makes a three of his own as Rush lays it in on the other end to tie the game at 5 with 17:24 to go in the half.

7:10 p.m.

Dutreil lays it in as Jenkins nails the three on the other end as FDU lead 3-2 at the beginning of the first half.

7:09 p.m.

FDU’s starting lineup is Jahlil Jenkins, Brandon Rush, Brandon Powell, Elyjah Williams and Pier-Olivier Racine

SHU’s starting lineup is Aaron Clarke, Tyler Thomas, Alex Watson, Matas Spokas and Cantavio Dutreil

6:59 p.m.

Good evening and welcome to the second to last men’s basketball live blog of the season as FDU will host Sacred Heart at the Pitt Center in Fairfield, CT. I am Anthony Covino, the sports editor of the FDU Equinox joined by our Assistant Sports Editor Jen Malti. Our Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Scalzo will be producing tonight’s live blog with our Student Lifestyle Editor Naniyah McClain who will be updating Twitter throughout the game.

FDU is currently 8-14, 7-9 NEC while the Pioneers are 8-7, 8-6 NEC.

The current NEC standings are 

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

FDU’s leading scorers are Preseason All-NEC senior guard Jahlil Jenkins with 17 PPG with fellow Preseason All-NEC senior forward Elyjah Williams with 14.2 PPG, and sophomore guard Brandon Rush with 14.1 PPG

The Pioneers leading scorers are sophomore guard Tyler Thomas with 19.7 PPG and junior guard Aaron Clarke with 13.6 PPG.\

FDU against Sacred Heart to finish out the season. Art by Naniyah McClain.

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