LIVE BLOG: FDU Starts Basketball With Tip-Off Knight

9:53 p.m.

The Fairleigh Dickinson Tip-Off Knight comes to an end as the crowd leaves and the teams wave goodbye. We would like to give a huge thank you to Jen Malti for editing tonight’s live blog. We would also like to thank our managing editor and Editor-in-Chief Amaya Morales and Elizabeth Scalzo for producing tonight’s live blog and our student lifestyle editor for posting on Twitter.

9:48 p.m.

Rush and Wattara face off to move into the next round.

9:42 p.m.

Three judges from the faculty and staff are chosen to judge a dunk contest, between Brandon Rush and Daniel Rodriguez.

9:35 p.m.

First shooter makes the layup but misses the free throw. Upon almost making the free throw, the FDU crowd demands another chance to be given to the still-standing student in the court.

9:30 p.m.

Mills announces the half-court shot where whoever makes the shot is looking to leave the Rothman Center with $10,000.

9:25 p.m.

The women’s basketball team faces the men’s in a basketball shooting game.

9:15 p.m.

All the FDU students threw their mini basketballs to the court, trying to get as close to the prizes laying on the court floor. Whoever landed closest to the prize on the floor would get that prize.

9:10 p.m.

Two FDU students chosen at random compete in the “Leaning Tower of Pizza” challenge.

9:03 p.m.

The women’s golf team celebrates their championship and receives their rings while being recognized by the FDU community.

9:00 p.m.

The half court show is announced and two students are announced to enter onto the court and take their chance at $250 for gourmet dining. Nothing but air.

8:59 p.m.

The men’s student athletes beat the female student athletes in the Tic Tac Toe Off.

8:53 p.m.

Lambda Theta Alpha salutes and strolls to show their pride for their sorority.

8:51 p.m.

Mu Sigma Upsilon strolls to get the crowd pumped up!

8:50 p.m.

Alpha Phi Alpha, Lambda Sigma Upsilon, and Alpha Kappa Alpha greet the crowd.

8:42 p.m.

An audience member performs his own routine on the court. 

8:40 p.m.

Alpha Sigma Tau and Sigma Gamma Rho say hello to the crowd.

Sororities and Fraternities have introduced themselves to the crowd with strolling, stepping and chanting.

8:30 p.m.

FDU recognizes Greek organizations within the FDU community.

The crowd cheers as all of the FDU sports are called out! FDU holds a moment of silence for all the lives lost due to COVID-19.

8:20 p.m.

The men’s basketball team is introduced onto the court. The men’s basketball team is: Devon Dunn, Joe Munden Jr., Brandon Rush, Antoine Jacks, Ray Ford Jr., Ansley Almonor, Sebastien Lamaute, Ibrahim Wattara, Robby Phillips, Pier-Olivier Racine, Sal Xheraj, Oscar Berry, Daniel Rodriguez, John Square Jr. and Anquan Hill.

The entire FDU crowd stands up in the stands!

8:10 p.m.

The women’s basketball team is: Dahomee Forgues, Celia Carbonell, Taylor Crystian, Madeline Selvaggi, Mikaela Brunais-Benavides, Ella Fajardo, Devyn Scott, Abby Conklin, Aniya Bell, Abaigeal Babore, Sierra Deangelo, Rachael Niles, Miranda Elebring, Chloe Wilson, Madison Stanley, Allie McGinn and Maddisyn Mahoney.

8:00 p.m

Rashard Mills announces he is MC for the Tip-Off.  The Tip-Off starts with the FDU crowd chanting “U-Knighted!” The 2021-2022 Knights are welcomed onto the court. The women’s basketball team is then welcomed onto the court.

7:50 p.m.

The Rothman is filling up as we are minutes away from the start of Tip-Off.

Good evening and welcome to the Fairleigh Dickinson Athletics Annual Tip- Off Knight at the Rothman Center. I am Timothy Zubov, joined by our assistant sports editor Jen Malti who will be editing today’s live blog and our student lifestyle editor, Naniyah McClain who will be updating Twitter throughout the game. Elizabeth Scalzo, Editor-in-Chief and Amaya Morales, managing editor, will be producing tonight’s live blog. 

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