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Elvar Friðriksson #10) took over offensive for LIU in the second half and finished with a team-high 17 points. Photo: Bob Dea)

Florida International 58 LIU Brooklyn 69

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December 19, 2014 • Game Recap

The lights were bright at the Barclays Center Thursday night as LIU Brooklyn withstood a furious mid-game charge by the visiting Florida International Panthers but freshman point guard Elvar Friðriksson and his 14 second-half points helped the Blackbirds get their third straight win by a final score of 69-58. The 20-year old freshman point guard… Read More ›

Awards »

Nura Zanna named NEC Rookie of the Week

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 »

Florida International 58 LIU Brooklyn 69

(0) Elvar Friðriksson #10) took over offensive for LIU in the second half and finished with a team-high 17 points. Photo: Bob Dea)

The lights were bright at the Barclays Center Thursday night as LIU Brooklyn withstood a furious mid-game charge by the visiting Florida International Panthers but freshman point guard Elvar Friðriksson and his 14 second-half points helped the Blackbirds get their third straight win by a final score of 69-58. The 20-year old freshman point guard… Read More ›

Gameday »

LIU Gameday Preview – Game 9 – Florida International

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Opponent: Florida International (Conference USA) Record: 6-4 (Last game: W at Florida Gulf Coast, 69-63) KenPom Ranking: 194 Tip-Off Time: 7:00pm Location: Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY Media Game Coverage: Online: NEC Front Row/Audio: Red Zone Media Meeting History: Second all-time meeting. FIU leads the series 1-0. FIU won only previous meeting 54-50 back in the 2001-02 season.

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

LIU Brooklyn alum Jason Brickman’s time at Dynamo Moscow comes to an end

One of the best point guards to ever wear a LIU Brooklyn uniform and one of the their best player in their history, Jason Brickman, who was playing in his first season of professional basketball in Russia for Dynamo Moscow, was released by the club after the two sides mutually agreed to terminate his contract (release is… Read More ›