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LIVE BLOG: Men’s Basketball vs. Drexel 12/2

Game Summary: 

The Knights fall to Drexel 86-65.

Thank you to our Editor-In-Chief Elizabeth Scalzo, who produced tonight’s live blog and our student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain who was updating Twitter throughout the game.

The Knights will have plenty of rest and plenty of time to prepare as the next time we see them will be Tuesday, Dec. 7 at La Salle.

FDU was able to hang around for most of the game but ultimately the second half barrage from Drexel proved to be too much. The Knights struggles on defense have been a constant theme throughout the non-conference schedule and it proved to be an issue once again tonight. 

Butler dominated the Knights inside as he finished with a spectacular 25 points and 14 rebounds. Martin finished with 20 points while Wynter and Okros combined for 25 points.

Wynter also came close to a triple double as he contributed seven rebounds and six assists.

FDU was led in scoring by Devon Dunn and John Square Jr. who both finished with 14 points. Behind them were Brandon Rush and Joe Munden Jr. who both combined for 15 points. 

Drexel was able to get their shooting percentage up in the second half as they finished 33-67 (49.3%) overall and 6-20 (30%) from the three point line. The Dragons also finished 14-22 (63.6%) from the free-throw line. 

FDU finished the game shooting 23-55 (41.8%) overall and 6-17 (35.3%) from three. The Knights also went 13-15 (86.7%) from the free-throw line.

Thank you to our Editor-In-Chief Elizabeth Scalzo, who produced tonight’s live blog and our student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain who was updating Twitter throughout the game. The Knights will have plenty of rest and plenty of time to prepare as the next time we see them will be Tuesday, Dec. 7 at La Salle.

8:59 p.m.

The Knights fall to Drexel 86-65.

Munden Jr. makes two free throws with 0:15 remaining.

8:56 p.m.

Luke House scores off the bench on his jumper. 

Square Jr. cuts it to 21 for the Knights.

8:54 p.m.

Lamaute answers with a three and the game is 84-61 with 1:10 remaining.

8:53 p.m.

Munden Jr. hits two free throws for the Knights.

Martin follows with the three for Drexel.

Butler gets inside for two.

8:48 p.m.

Dunn leaves the game with an apparent injury.

8:47 p.m.

Wynter makes his three and this one has gotten away from the Knights. Drexel has dominated the second half as they lead 79-56.

With the made free throw from Butler Drexel leads by 20.

8:46 p.m.

Butler gets the put-back to go for the Dragons.

Okros drains a three and the Knights now trail by 19 with just over five minutes to play.

8:43 p.m.

Rush makes two at the free throw line. 

Matey sinks two at the line for Drexel.

8:42 p.m.

Square jr. ends the 13-0 run with the layup.

Martin steals and finishes on the breakaway layup.

8:36 p.m.

Wynter extends the lead further with a layup.

8:34 p.m.

Okros drains a three and Drexel is starting to pull away a bit as they go on a 9-0 run to make the  lead 64-52.

8:32 p.m.

Wynter sneaks into the passing lane and scores off the turnover.

Butler scores again to make it a seven point lead for Drexel with 8:55 to go.

8:30 p.m.

Butler converts on his layup for the Dragons.

Dunn hits a big three pointer, now making it a one possession game. 

8:29 p.m.

Bell lays it in for Drexel and gets the foul call. Bell misses the free throw to keep it 55-49

8:26 p.m.

Rush continues the momentum for FDU as he scores on his layup attempt.

Daniel Rodriguez ends the scoreless drought in the game with a three and the Knights pull closer.

8:25 p.m.

After a flurry of misses the game goes into a media timeout with 11:37 to play. Drexel still controls as they lead 53-44.

8:21 p.m.

Drexel continues to answer as this time Bell responds with a layup.

8:20 p.m.

Square Jr. knocks down two free throws to make it 51-44 with 13:24 remaining in the game.

8:19 p.m.

Xavier Bell scores off of the FDU turnover.

8:14 p.m.

Dunn cuts it to seven with his three-pointer.

Butler scores another layup inside. 

Square Jr. ends the run from Drexel with a jumper.

8:12 p.m.

Butler gets inside and the Dragons lead 47-37. A timeout is called by FDU with 16:27 remaining in the game. 

8:10 p.m.

Martin scores again off of the turnover and Drexel is back up by eight.

Drexel answers again with a jumper from Melik Martin.

8:09 p.m.

Square Jr. scores in the post to make the game 41-37.

Okros responds to the 5-0 run with a three of his own.

8:08 p.m.

Devon Dunn drains a three and the Knights cut the lead to three. 

Hill scores the first basket for FDU in the second half.

Halftime Update: 

The Knights will look to make a push for their first victory of the season. 

Drexel was led in scoring by Butler with 12 points. Not far behind him was Martin with 11 points. Wynter was also able to contribute six. 

Brandon Rush and Devon Dunn led the way in scoring for the Knights with five points each. Behind them was Square Jr. and Almonor with four points each. Munden Jr. also pulled down seven rebounds for his team.

Drexel wasn’t exactly sharp from the floor either. They shot 13-31 (41.9%) overall and just 1-10 (10%) from three. They attempted 15 free throws and made 11 of them.

The Knights didn’t shoot particularly well in the first half as they only went 12-34 (35.3%) overall and a rough 1-8 (12.5%) from three. They were able to add five points from the free-throw line on seven attempts.

7:52 p.m.

At the end of one half of play FDU trails Drexel 38-30.

7:49 p.m.

Wattara cuts the lead to eight as he goes 1-2 from the line.

7:48 p.m.

Wynter hits another pair of free throws and the Dragons now lead 38-29 with 1:18 left in the first half.

7:47 p.m.

Camren Wynter makes both of his free throws to extend the lead to seven for Drexel. 

Martin battles inside and scores on his short floater.

7:44 p.m.

Ansley ends the run with his layup.

Martin hits a three out of the media timeout. Dragons are on a 9-0 run.

7:42 p.m.

Wynter steps into his jumper as the shot clock expires. Drexel takes back the lead. 

Butler sinks both of his free throws to tie the game with 4:14 remaining.

7:38 p.m.

Martin responds with a layup for the Dragons.

Ansley Almonor drills his baseline jumper after checking in for the Knights.

Joe Munden Jr. lays it in for the Knights.

7:35 p.m.

Coletrane scores off the backdoor cut and draws the foul. Drexel ties it 23-23 at the line.

Hill goes one for two at the line and the Knights lead 23-20.

7:32 p.m.

Hill tries for the highlight jam but gets fouled. Hill will shoot two after the commercial break with 7:41 to play.

7:31 p.m.

Daniel Rodriguez checks in and banks in a short hook shot and the Knights take the lead.

7:30p.m.

Oscar Berry follows Hill’s make with a layup of his own and the Knights have tied the game 20-20. 

Hill gets inside for two points.

7:28p.m.

Butler scores yet again. He has started out hot and Drexel leads 20-16

After a back and forth sequence Rush scores on a fastbreak layup

Butler gets inside once again for two more points; he already has eight on the night.

Wattara returns with his own jumper to make it 16-14 as the Knights still trail.

Bell returns this time and makes the layup with 12:50 to go in the half.

Xavier Bell hits 1-2 at the line.

Dunn drives hard off the turnover for two points and the foul. The Knights inch closer as the score is 13-12 after the made free throw.

7:19 p.m.

Okros hits one but misses the second.

Dunn connects on his free-throw-line jumper for his first points of the game. 

James Butler stays aggressive and gets to the line for 2 free throws. He knocks down both as Drexel still leads 12-7.

7:13 p.m.

Melik Martin lays it up and in for his second make of the night. The action is fast-paced to start as Drexel remains in control with 15:42 to play in the half.

John Square Jr. gets his shot to go for the Knights. 

Butler slips through the double team and scores again. Dragons lead 8-5.

7:11 p.m.

James Butler drives inside again for Drexel and scores. 

Brandon Rush steps back for three and hits. 

Melik Martin takes it inside for the tough finish. Dragons lead 4-2.

7:10 p.m.

Mate Okros gets the bucket and the foul. The game remains tied 2-2 with the missed free throw.

7:09 p.m.

John Square Jr. sinks two at the line to start the Knights off. 

Greg Herenda is out tonight again, Pete Lappas will coach.

7:01 p.m.

Starting for Drexel: Xavier Bell, Camren Wynter, Melik Martin, Mate Okros and James Butler. 

Starting for the Knights: Devon Dunn, Brandon Rush, Sebastien Lamaute, John Square Jr. and Anquan Hill.

Pregame: 

Today FDU gets set to take on Drexel in a rescheduled matchup after the first game was postponed due to a bus malfunction. The Knights are coming off a tough loss against Manhattan in which they led by 11, but were unable to hold on and would lose 73-78. The team is hungry for their first win of the season and will get back some much needed help as their leading scorer, Brandon Rush will be returning to action. I am Sheldon Gomes, sports writer for The Equinox. Our Editor-In-Chief Elizabeth Scalzo will be producing tonights live blog. Our student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain will be updating Twitter throughout the game.

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