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LIU Gameday Preview – Game 3 – Stony Brook

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November 26, 2014 • Gameday

Opponent: Stony Brook (America East Conference) Record: 3-2 (Last game: W vs Western Kentucky, 71-61)  KenPom Ranking: 129 Tip-Off Time: 4:00pm Location: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Media Game Coverage: TV: ESPNU/Audio: StonyBrookAthletics.com Meeting History: First-ever meeting.

Awards »

Nura Zanna named NEC Rookie of the Week

(0) LIU"s Nura Zanna captures his first NEC Rookie of the Week honor. (Photo: Bob Dea)

LIU Brooklyn has played just one game so far this season but that is all it took for 6’7” freshman forward Nura Zanna to get his first career NEC Rookie of the Week honor. Zanna made his collegiate debut last Wednesday for the Blackbirds, getting his first career start against St. John’s. He finished his… Read More ›

Game Recap »

LIU Brooklyn 70 Saint Joseph’s 74 (Overtime)

(1) Nura Zanna with another strong performance with 14 points and 8 rebounds. (Photo: Bob Dea)

  3.1 seconds. That was all the time that was left to tick down before LIU Brooklyn would take a huge early season upset win out of the City of Brotherly Love. But Saint Joseph’s would spoil the fun. The Hawks’ James Bembry would hit his first career three point basket with those precious 3.1… Read More ›

Gameday »

LIU Gameday Preview – Game 3 – Stony Brook

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Opponent: Stony Brook (America East Conference) Record: 3-2 (Last game: W vs Western Kentucky, 71-61)  KenPom Ranking: 129 Tip-Off Time: 4:00pm Location: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Media Game Coverage: TV: ESPNU/Audio: StonyBrookAthletics.com Meeting History: First-ever meeting.

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

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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 »

Ten burning questions going in 2014-15 NEC season

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A week from today, the new college basketball season begins. Yes. Finally. What gets us all excited about the prospect of new hoops season is all the various unknowns which will slowly be uncovered and revealed as it goes along. There are many, many questions in particularly in this 2014-15 Northeast Conference season which even… 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 »

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 ›

News and Notes »

The NEC News Wire – September 16

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It has been nearly a month since the last edition of the NEC News Wire as our 2014-15 NEC men’s basketball previews series took over. So here is the latest news and notes around the NEC as the season is now only two months away. – In the last month, three more NEC men’s basketball teams… Read More ›

Team Updates »

LIU Brooklyn MBB Official 2014-15 roster announced, Jerome Frink added.

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This morning, LIU Brooklyn Athletics released the official men’s basketball roster for the upcoming 2014-15 season. There was no real surprise to the roster with the exception of LIU announcing the addition of 6’7” junior forward Jerome Frink who comes to Downtown Brooklyn from Florida International University. He will play for the Blackbirds in 2015-16 after he… 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 ›