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Elvar Friðriksson scored 14 points for LIU Brooklyn in the loss. (Photo: Bob Dea)

LIU Brooklyn 73 Sacred Heart 84

February 28, 2015 • Miscellaneous

There was not much to it for LIU Brooklyn entering Saturday’s game against Sacred Heart at the William H. Pitt Center. An LIU win and they would avoid being the eight-seed. An LIU loss and they would have to face the cross-Fulton Street rival St. Francis Brooklyn for a third time. It was a neck… Read More ›

Awards »

In Case You Missed It…Martin Hermannsson named NEC Rookie of the Week and more

It was a long, busy week for yours truly. So like some of you, you might have missed some of the recent LIU Brooklyn news and notes from the past few days. Here is a quick update in case you missed it. On Monday, freshman guard Martin Hermannsson was honored once again by the Northeast… Read More ›

Game Recap »

St. Francis Brooklyn 74 LIU Brooklyn 69 (Overtime)

(7) LIU Brooklyns senior class L to R): Chris Carter, Landon Atterberry and Gerrell Martin. Photo: Bob Dea)

It wasn’t “the” Battle of Brooklyn game but it was another great installment in the St. Francis Brooklyn-LIU Brooklyn rivalry as the Terriers stormed back from a three-point deficit in the final 39 seconds of regulation to force overtime and defeated the Blackbirds for the second time this season in a wild 74-69 game on… Read More ›

Gameday »

LIU Gameday Preview – Game 29 (NEC Game 18) – Sacred Heart

Opponent: Sacred Heart Record: 14-16 (Last game: W vs Fairleigh Dickinson, 90-85)  KenPom Ranking: 230 Tip-Off Time: 3:30pm Location: William H. Pitt Center – Fairfield, CT Media Game Coverage: Online: NEC Front Row Meeting History: 29th all-time meeting. LIU Brooklyn leads the series 19-9. LIU won the first meeting  LIU has won three straight and eight out of the last… Read More ›

Recruiting »

Jamil Hood Jr. to LIU Brooklyn becomes official

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It has been seemingly months in waiting but on the very first day of regular signing period on Wednesday, Green Tech High School (Albany, NY) senior point guard Jamil Hood Jr. signed his National Letter of Intent and officially became a member of the LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball. Hood Jr. had verbally committed to LIU… Read More ›

LIU MBB Previews »

LIU Brooklyn-St. John’s Q&A Preview w/ Daly Dose of Hoops

As we get ready to open the curtain up on LIU Brooklyn’s 2014-15 season tomorrow, I’ve asked friend of Blackbirds Hoops Journal, a play-by-play and blogger extraordinaire as well a St. John’s alum, Jaden Daly of Daly Dose of Hoops, to help preview the upcoming LIU Brooklyn season opener against St. John’s with a Q&A on… Read More ›

NEC Previews »

Heading for a wild finish in NEC men’s basketball

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Only four games remain in what has been a highly entertaining and rather unpredictable NEC men’s basketball season. After 14 games played, seven of the eight NEC tournament playoff spot have been accounted for, leaving just one more spot to fill. Let’s take a look at the NEC standings through seven weeks of NEC play:… Read More ›

LIU WBB »

LIU Women’s Basketball Conversation w/ Gail Striegler and Letava Whippy

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Last week at the NEC Basketball Social Media Day inside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, all ten NEC women’s basketball coaches came out to meet with the media to discuss their team’s upcoming season. That included seventh-year LIU Brooklyn women’s basketball head coach Gail Striegler, who is coming off a 9-21 season and an appearance in the… Read More ›

Miscellaneous »

LIU Brooklyn 73 Sacred Heart 84

Elvar Friðriksson scored 14 points for LIU Brooklyn in the loss. (Photo: Bob Dea)

There was not much to it for LIU Brooklyn entering Saturday’s game against Sacred Heart at the William H. Pitt Center. An LIU win and they would avoid being the eight-seed. An LIU loss and they would have to face the cross-Fulton Street rival St. Francis Brooklyn for a third time. It was a neck… Read More ›

News and Notes »

November NEC highlights and lowlights

If November is any indication, this is definitely a transitional year for the Northeast Conference. The league finished the first month of the college basketball season with a 14-37 record which is just a .274 win percentage. Although this wasn’t unexpected after so many great players who helped shattered records in the NEC having graduated… Read More ›

Team Updates »

The maturation of the 2014-15 LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds

The younger guys are coming around with guidance from a vet. (Photo: Bob Dea)

It may feel or seem like a long time ago now but let’s rewind the clock back a little bit. All the way back to November. The LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball team went that entire first month of the season winless, an 0-4 November. The losing continued on into the first week of December. The… Read More ›

Alumni Watch »

Brickman gets double-double in his debut for Medi Bayreuth

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LIU Brooklyn alum Jason Brickman who last week sign with his second professional team in Germany top flight club Medi Bayreuth, made his debut on Tuesday with the team and it was quite an impressive one. Brickman had a very solid debut, finishing with 11 points on 3 of 6 shooting including 3 of 4… Read More ›