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Friday, February 09, 2007

FDU vs. SFNY highlights/latest NEC standings

Note..Hazard went 1-for-6 from the floor, 0-for-4 from 3...

Following are the game highlights from the EDU web site...


The Fairleigh Dickinson University men’s basketball team (12-11, 7-5 NEC) fell to visiting St. Francis College (6-19, 4-9 NEC), 71-69, on Friday evening.

From Me: - I skipped to the end ....



The Terriers responded with six-straight points to tie up the game, 59-59, with seven minutes left to play. St. Francis NY took their first lead of the game, 61-59, 14 minutes into the second half on a jumper from Hines. The two teams traded baskets over the next six minutes, with four ties.

Tyler made both ends of a one-and-one and Harris connected on one from the free throw line to give FDU a 66-64 lead, but a jumper in the paint from Hines knotted the game, 66-66, with 1:23 remaining.

Jamaal Womack sank two from the line to push the Terriers ahead, 68-66, and then a costly turnover with only eight seconds on the clock led to the Knights putting Hines on the line to give St. Francis the 70-66 lead.

With two seconds left, Ubilla hit one from behind the arc to bring FDU within one, but a free throw from Sheppard sealed the win for the Terriers, 71-69.
St. Francis NY out-scored FDU in the paint, 54-18, and converted 22 points off of turnovers while allowing the Knights only eight. The two teams were almost even on the boards, with the Knights holding a slight edge, 33-32, and the Terriers shot 48 percent from the floor, while Fairleigh Dickinson shot 46.

The Knights held the Terriers to 7.7 percent shooting from the perimeter (1-for-13), but St. Francis had 10 steals to Fairleigh Dickinson’s two and forced 19 turnovers.

Ubilla tied a career-high with 25 points, shooting 8-of-12 from the floor and sinking a team season-high six three-pointers in eight attempts. Tyler added 14 points, four assists and eight rebounds and Harris recorded double-digits for the 23rd consecutive game with 14 points, while also grabbing eight boards.

Hines led the Terriers with 25 points, five assists and eight rebounds. Sheppard added 12 points and Bass Yessoufou had 10 points and seven rebounds.

“I think we let the whole game slip away,” said Head Coach Tom Green. “Nineteen turnovers is the ball game for us, we just turned it over way too many times.”

“Our interior defense was just not good- we gave Hines way too many opportunities. We have to get in front of people, deny them the ball.”

“We still have six games to go-- we have a lot of games to play and a lot of things can happen. We can either climb up the ladder a little bit more or we can fall down to the cellar.”

The Knights are back in action on Monday, Feb. 12 when they travel to Monmouth to play intrastate rival Monmouth, which will be televised live on MSG at 7:30 p.m. The game is a rematch after FDU defeated the Hawks, 64-63, on a buzzer-beater from Ubilla on Monday, Feb. 5.

Latest NEC standings

CCSU 11-1
Q pac 9-4
MD Mary's 8-5
SHU 7-5
FDU 7-5
MU 6-6
RMU 6-6
Wagner 6-6

SFNY 4-9
LIU 3-9
Pa 1-12


Saturday
Q pac at CCSU 4 pm (TV, MSG)
Wag at SHU 4 p.m.
RMU at MS Mary's

I guess MU fans are rooting for CCSU, Wag, and RMU..??

2 Comments:

Blogger bob curran said...

Tony,
I'm sorry but Tom Greene is clueless.He is a great recruiter but an average coach.How do you lose to SFNY at home?I know they beat us but he made no adjustments in our game,except when he was forced to.Dave realizes you have to attack the trap and will, i hope next game.A 1-3-1 trap is easy to break,especially against a team that doesn't play it often.Hey,this wasn't friggin West Virginia.

12:23 AM, February 10, 2007  
Blogger bob curran said...

Tony,
I'm rooting for the Mount over RMU.I f we can keep RMU at a 6-7 seed they could win their first round game then most likely play CCSU in round two.RMU has 3 easy home games,WAG,SFNY,LIU and 2 road vs.QU and CCSU.If they beat MSM they could easily finish 11-7 which would be a 2-5 seed.Trust me you don't want to be in Moon Township for a second round game.

12:25 PM, February 10, 2007  

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