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LIVE BLOG: Men’s Basketball vs. Mount St. Mary’s 1/27

Thank you to our news editor John Mineses for helping produce today’s live blog and our staff writer and social media manager Dulce Martinez who updated Twitter throughout the game. The Knights will look to bounce back from this loss when they face Central Connecticut State on Sunday, Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. Have a good rest of your night everyone.

9:00 p.m.

The Knights shot 21-62 (33.9%) overall. From the three-point line, they have shot 4-19 (21.1%) and 10-13 (76.9%) from the free-throw line.  

The Mountaineers shot 26-55 (47.3%) overall. From the three-point line, they have shot 4-16 (25%) and 11-20 (55%) from the free-throw line.  

For FDU, Hill led the Knights with 15 points. Rush had ten points while Square Jr. had nine. 

The leading scorers for the Mountaineers were Benjamin with 18 points, Offurum with 16 points and Opoku with 12.

8:55 p.m.

Mount St. Mary’s defeats FDU 67-56.

8:53 p.m.

Offurum gets sent to the free-throw line and makes one out of two to make the score 67-56 with 40 seconds left in the game.

8:50 p.m.

Ansley Almonor hits the three for the Knights to make the score 66-56 with the Mountaineers ahead by ten.

8:48 p.m.

Benjamin gets sent to the free-throw line and makes both to make the score 66-53 with 1:03 left in the game. 

Wattara makes the layup for FDU and gets sent to the free-throw line and makes it to make the score 64-53.

8:47 p.m.

Benjamin makes a jumper and a layup to make the score 64-50 with 2:08 left in the game. 

8:45 p.m.

Hill gets sent to the free-throw line and makes both to make the score 60-50. 

Benjamin gets sent to the free-throw line and makes both to make the score 60-48 with four minutes left in the game.

8:41 p.m.

Berry makes the layup to make the score 58-48 with the Knights down by ten. 

8:40 p.m.

Square Jr. gets sent to the free-throw line and makes both to make the score 58-46 with 4:34 left in the game.

8:37 p.m.

Barton makes the layup for the Mountaineers to make the score 58-44. 

The Mountaineers and FDU exchange a few scoring possessions and the score is now 56-44 with 5:40 left in the game. 

8:31 p.m.

Hill and Benjamin exchange layups to make the score 50-37. 

Wattara makes a free throw for FDU while Offurum makes a layup for the Mountaineers to make the score 48-35. 

8:26 p.m.

Hill makes the jumper to make the score 46-34 with the Mountaineers up by 12. 

8:22 p.m.

Benjamin makes the jumper for Mount St. Mary’s and makes the score 46-32 with 11:57 left in the game. 

8:21 p.m.

Sebastien Lamaute gets put in for FDU and gets sent to the free-throw line, making it to make the score 44-32.

Barton makes the dunk to make the score 44-31 with 13:17 left in the game. 

Thomas hits the three for the mountaineers to make the score 42-31.

8:15 p.m.

Benjamin heads to the free-throw line and makes both and makes the score 39-31 with FDU down by eight.

Hill gets sent to the free-throw line and makes both to make the score 37-31 with 14:44 left in the game. 

8:11 p.m.

Hill and Offurum exchange layups to make the score 37-29. 

8:10 p.m.

Square Jr. makes the turn around to make the score 35-27 with 16:30 left in the game.

8:05 p.m.

The Jr’s being Munden and Square make a jumper and a layup to make the score 35-25 with the Knights down by ten.  

Hill hits the three as Offurum makes a three of his own to make the score 35-21 with 18:07 left in the half. 

Opoku gets sent to the free-throw line to get the second half started and makes it to make the score 32-18.

Halftime Update:

The Knights will look to make a run in the second half to pull off the comeback.

The Knights have shot 8-30 (26.7%) overall. From the three-point line, they have shot 1-10 (10%) and 1-2 (50%) from the free-throw line.  

The Mountaineers have shot 14-31 (45.2%) overall. From the three-point line, they have shot 2-12 (16.7%) and 1-3 (33.3%) from the free-throw line.  

For FDU, Rush leads the Knights with five points. Dunn has two points while Square Jr. has three. 

The leading scorers for the Mountaineers are Opoku with 11 points. Offurum has four points while Barton also has four.

7:45 p.m.

Opoku and Leffew both make layups as Square Jr makes the layup for FDU to make the score 31-18 as the first half comes to an end.

7:43 p.m.

Opoku gets sent to the free-throw line and makes it to make the score 27-16. 

Opoku makes the layup for the Mountaineers to make the score 26-16 with 1:58 left in the first half.

7:39 p.m.

Reaves hits the three while Daniel Rodriguez hits the jumper to make the score 24-16. 

Opoku makes the dunk while Dunn makes the jumper to make the score 21-14. 

7:34 p.m.

Joe Munden Jr. and Benjamin exchange shots to make the score 19-12.

7:32 p.m.

Rush hits the three as a response to make the score 17-10 with 5:59 left in the first half. 

Opoku dunks it to make the score 17-7 with the Mountaineers up by ten.

7:29 p.m.

Barton and Hill exchange shots to make the score 15-7 with 6:40 left in the first half. 

Square Jr. gets sent to the free-throw line and makes the score 13-5. 

7:25 p.m.

Reaves hits the three for Mount St. Mary’s to make the score 13-4 with 9:58 left in the first half.

7:22 p.m.

The referees review a play and realize that Offurum makes a jumper and they change the score to 10-4. 

7:19 p.m.

Offurum hits the three point shot to make the score 11-4 with the Knights down by seven. 

Rush drives in the layup while Opoku gets the jumper to make the score 8-4 with 13:03 left in the first half.

7:18 p.m.

Frantisek Barton gets put into the game for Mount St. Mary’s and scores quickly with a jumper to make the score 6-2. 

Berry and Offurum exchange points to make the score 4-2 with 17:21 left in the first half of the game. 

Thomas gets the game started with a layup for Mount St. Mary’s to make the score 2-0. 

7:15 p.m.

For the Knights, the starting lineup is Devon Dunn, Brandon Rush, Oscar Berry, John Square Jr., and Anquan Hill. 

For Mount St. Mary’s the starting lineup is Mezie Offurum, Deandre Thomas, Nana Opoku, Josh Reaves, and Jalen Benjamin.

Pregame:

Good evening and welcome to another men’s basketball live blog. The Knights will be going up against Mount St. Mary’s at home. I am Jen Malti, sports editor for The Equinox. Our news editor John Mineses will be producing today’s live blog. Our staff writer and social media manager Dulce Martinez will be updating Twitter throughout the game.

The Knights go head-to-head against the Mount St. Mary Mountaineers

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