Covering LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds Basketball and Northeast Conference Hoops

Four of NEC's best returning three-point shooters. (Photo Credits L to R: Bryant's Dyami Starks - Heart's Steve Glowiak - CT Post/RMU's Lucky Jones - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/LIU Brooklyn's Gerrell Martin - Bob Dea/BHJ)

Get Out the Three Goggles: The NEC’s Best Returning Three-Point Bombers

August 20, 2014 • NEC Previews

In part two of our 2014-15 NEC men’s basketball previews, we focus on the NEC returning three-point snipers. These are the guys who will be called upon to take and make a boat load of threes this upcoming college basketball season. Last season, the NEC had fifteen players who made 50 or more three-pointers and… Read More ›

Alumni Watch »

Kyle Johnson named to Great Britain’s 22-man squad for EuroBasket 2015 Qualifications

2011 LIU Brooklyn graduate Kyle Johnson has been once again named to Great Britain’s senior men’s basketball team for this summer as it was announced by GB Basketball on Friday. Great Britain will be trying to qualify for the 2015 FIBA European Basketball Championships aka EuroBasket. This will be the 4th straight summer the 6’4″… 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 ›

Miscellaneous »

The NEC News Wire – August 19

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Here is the latest edition of the NEC News Wire: – Saint Francis U. men’s basketball team recently wrapped up a european tour to France and Spain where the Red Flash went 2-2 against foreign competition. In France, SFU lost to Evreux 94-47 in their opening game. Then they came back from 25 points down… Read More ›

Awards »

Brickman makes one list but is denied in another

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It was a good news/bad news week for departing LIU Brooklyn senior point guard Jason Brickman. First, the good news. Brickman this past Tuesday was named to the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District II Team. He along with Iona’s Sean Armand and Canisius’s Billy Baron were the only mid-major members of the team. Syracuse’s… Read More ›


LIU Brooklyn Women’s Basketball clinch spot in 2014 NEC Tournament

LIU Brooklyn WBB team clinches a berth into NEC Tournament after a one-year absence. (Photo: Bob Dea)

Congratulations are in order to the LIU Brooklyn women’s basketball team. On Monday night, the Blackbirds defeated the FDU Knights at the Steinberg Wellness Center 56-40 on Senior Night, resulting in them clinching the final available spot in the NEC Tournament which starts on Sunday, March 9th. LIU Brooklyn return back to the NEC Tournament… Read More ›

News and Notes »

Inside the Blackbirds – August 13

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Welcome to the first edition of a new feature I would like to call “Inside the Blackbirds” which is all about updating you on all the latest happenings surrounding LIU Brooklyn men’s and women’s basketball. With just about 50 days to go until the official start of the college basketball season, it is time to… Read More ›

Team Updates »

Jordan Allen decides to head to Sacred Heart instead of LIU Brooklyn

Apparently, Hofstra transfer Jordan Allen has had a change of heart and has decided to not attend LIU Brooklyn and play for the Blackbirds. ESPN’s Recruiting Scout/Analyst Adam Finkelstein on his Twitter feed tweeted out the news this afternoon: Hofstra transfer Jordan Allen is heading to Sacred Heart. Eligible right away with 2 years to… Read More ›

Game Recap »

Simply put, Thank You.


Saturday, March 1st. It’s the first day of the best month of the year, the start of March Madness. But this season, there was little joy to the start of the best time of the year. It was because we were getting ready to witness the end of magnificent run of success that had never… Read More ›

Gameday »

Blackbird Gameday Report – Game 28 – (NEC Game 15) – Central Connecticut State Blue Devils

Opponent: Central Connecticut State Blue Devils Record: 9-18; 4-9 on the road; Last game: Loss at Bryant, 68-65 Current KenPom Ranking: 305 out of 351 (LIU Brooklyn: 311 – up from 319 before previous game) Date and Time: Thursday, February 27, 7:00 PM Location: Steinberg Wellness Center, Brooklyn, NY TV/Web/Radio Coverage: Web: NEC Front Row Meeting History: 36th all-time meeting. CCSU leads series… Read More ›