2018–19 Fairleigh Dickinson Knights men's basketball team

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2018–19 Fairleigh Dickinson Knights men's basketball
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NEC Tournament champions
NEC regular season co-champions
NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferenceNortheast Conference
2018–19 record21–14 (12–6 NEC)
Head coachGreg Herenda (6th season)
Assistant coachBruce Hamburger
Assistant coachPatrick Sellers
Assistant coachPete Lappas
Home arenaRothman Center
Seasons
2018–19 Northeast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Saint Francis (PA) 12 6   .667     18 15   .545
Fairleigh Dickinson 12 6   .667     21 14   .600
Sacred Heart 11 7   .611     15 17   .469
Robert Morris 11 7   .611     18 16   .529
St. Francis Brooklyn 9 9   .500     17 16   .515
LIU Brooklyn 9 9   .500     16 16   .500
Wagner 8 10   .444     13 17   .433
Bryant 7 11   .389     10 20   .333
Mount St. Mary's 6 12   .333     9 22   .290
Central Connecticut 5 13   .278     11 20   .355
2019 NEC Tournament winner

The 2018–19 Fairleigh Dickinson Knights men's basketball team represents Fairleigh Dickinson University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team is led by sixth-year head coach Greg Herenda. The Knights play their home games at the Rothman Center in Hackensack, New Jersey as members of the Northeast Conference.

Previous season[edit]

The Knights finished the 2017–18 season 13–18, 9–9 in NEC play to finish in a tie for sixth place. They defeated Saint Francis (PA) in the quarterfinals of the NEC Tournament before losing in the semifinals to LIU Brooklyn.

Preseason[edit]

In a poll of league coaches at the NEC media day, the Knights were picked to finish in second place.[1] Senior guard Darian Anderson was named the preseason All-NEC team.[2]

Roster[edit]

2018–19 Fairleigh Dickinson Knights men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 1 Darnell Edge 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Saugerties, New York
G 2 Bassel Saliba, Jr. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Hackensack, New Jersey
G 3 Jahlil Jenkins 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So Ranson, West Virginia
F 5 Xzavier Malone-Key 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
G 10 Brandon Powell 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Middletown, New York
G 11 Tyler Jones 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) So Lawrenceville, New Jersey
F 12 Kaleb Bishop 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Paterson, New Jersey
C 15 Oscar Okeke 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Abuja, Nigeria
F 21 Elyjah Williams 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Evanston, Illinois
F 24 Nadi Beciri 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr Maywood, New Jersey
G 33 Pat McNamara 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Arlington Heights, Illinois
F 34 Mike Holloway Jr. 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Sr Pittsgrove, New Jersey
F 35 Marc Dadika 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Saddle Brook, New Jersey
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: January 21, 2019

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 1, 2018*
7:00 pm
Post W 86–61 
Rothman Center (267)
Hackensack, NJ
Non-conference regular season
November 9, 2018*
7:00 pm, BTN Plus
at Rutgers L 55–90  0–1
Louis Brown Athletic Center (5,521)
Piscataway, NJ
November 14, 2018*
7:00 pm
Queens College W 87–48  1–1
Rothman Center (450)
Hackensack, NJ
November 16, 2018*
7:00 pm
NYIT W 85–57  2–1
Rothman Center (398)
Hackensack, NJ
November 21, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN+
at Princeton W 77–66  3–1
Jadwin Gymnasium (1,291)
Princeton, NJ
November 25, 2018*
3:00 pm
Lafayette L 76–80  3–2
Rothman Center (242)
Hackensack, NJ
November 27, 2018*
8:30 pm, FS1
at Providence L 59–69  3–3
Dunkin' Donuts Center (4,879)
Providence, RI
December 1, 2018*
1:00 pm
at Holy Cross L 49–67  3–4
Hart Center (1,458)
Worcester, MA
December 12, 2018*
7:00 pm
Army W 93–84  4–4
Rothman Center (566)
Hackensack, NJ
December 15, 2018*
7:00 pm
NJIT L 80–90  4–5
Rothman Center (612)
Hackensack, NJ
December 19, 2018*
7:00 pm
Saint Peter's W 83–74  5–5
Rothman Center (688)
Hackensack, NJ
December 21, 2018*
3:30 pm, ESPN+
at UMass L 84–85  5–6
Mullins Center (2,276)
Amherst, MA
December 29, 2018*
1:00 pm, ESPN3
at South Florida L 54–60  5–7
Yuengling Center (2,945)
Tampa, FL
NEC regular season
January 3, 2019
7:00 pm
at Robert Morris L 62–69  5–8
(0–1)
North Athletic Complex (1,016)
Pittsburgh, PA
January 5, 2019
7:00 pm
at Saint Francis (PA) W 79–61  6–8
(1–1)
DeGol Arena (704)
Loretto, PA
January 10, 2019
7:00 pm
Central Connecituct L 96–103 2OT 6–9
(1–2)
Rothman Center (327)
Hackensack, NJ
January 12, 2019
4:00 pm
at Wagner L 60–66  6–10
(1–3)
Spiro Sports Center (1,712)
Staten Island, NY
January 19, 2019
4:30 pm
at LIU Brooklyn L 77–79  6–11
(1–4)
Steinberg Wellness Center (492)
Brooklyn, NY
January 21, 2019
2:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's W 87–69  7–11
(2–4)
Rothman Center (443)
Hackensack, NJ
January 24, 2019
7:00 pm
St. Francis Brooklyn W 60–58  8–11
(3–4)
Rothman Center (592)
Hackensack, NJ
January 26, 2019
4:00 pm
at Bryant W 78–63  9–11
(4–4)
Chace Athletic Center (847)
Smithfield, RI
January 31, 2019
5:00 pm, ESPNU
LIU Brooklyn W 80–77  10–11
(5–4)
Rothman Center (990)
Hackensack, NJ
February 2, 2019
4:30 pm
Robert Morris W 97–94 2OT 11–11
(6–4)
Rothman Center (610)
Hackensack, NJ
February 7, 2019
6:00 pm
at Sacred Heart L 63–69  11–12
(6–5)
William H. Pitt Center (567)
Fairfield, CT
February 9, 2019
4:00 pm
at St. Francis Brooklyn W 84–73  12–12
(7–5)
Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (707)
Brooklyn, NY
February 14, 2019
6:00 pm, CBSSN
Saint Francis (PA) L 62–87  12–13
(7–6)
Rothman Center 
Hackensack, NJ
February 16, 2019
4:30 pm
Bryant W 97–84  13–13
(8–6)
Rothman Center (576)
Hackensack, NJ
February 21, 2019
7:00 pm
Sacred Heart W 81–63  14–13
(9–6)
Rothman Center 
Hackensack, NJ
February 23, 2019
4:30 pm
Wagner W 74–66  15–13
(10–6)
Rothman Center (742)
Hackensack, NJ
February 28, 2019
7:00 pm
at Mount St. Mary's W 65–59  16–13
(11–6)
Knott Arena (2,032)
Emmitsburg, MD
Mar 2, 2019
1:00 pm
at Central Connecticut W 70–58  17–13
(12–6)
William H. Detrick Gymnasium (1,114)
New Britain, CT
NEC Tournament
March 6, 2019
7:00 pm, NEC Front Row
(2) (7) Wagner
Quarterfinals
W 84–46  18–13
Rothman Center (1,190)
Hackensack, NJ
March 9, 2019
2:00 pm, ESPN3
(2) (4) Robert Morris
Semifinals
W 66–62  19–13
Rothman Center (1,212)
Hackensack, NJ
March 12, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN2
(2) at (1) Saint Francis (PA)
Championship
W 85–76  20–13
DeGol Arena (2,610)
Loretto, PA
NCAA Tournament
March 20, 2019*
6:40 pm, truTV
(16 W) vs. (16 W) Prairie View A&M
First Four
W 82–76  21–13
UD Arena (11,784)
Dayton, OH
March 21, 2019*
7:27 pm, truTV
(16 W) vs. (1 W) No. 4 Gonzaga
First Round
L 49–87  21–14
Vivint Smart Home Arena (16,807)
Salt Lake City, UT
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time Source[3].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northeast Conference - Spread The Red! Saint Francis U is the Unanimous Pick To Win the #NECMBB Title". www.northeastconference.org. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  2. ^ "Northeast Conference - Saint Francis U Lands Two Players On Preseason All-NEC Men's Basketball Team". northeastconference.org. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  3. ^ "2018-19 Men's Basketball Schedule".