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LIU Brooklyn 80 Fairleigh Dickinson 76

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January 24, 2015 • Game Recap

It wasn’t pretty at times but LIU Brooklyn got a desperately needed NEC win at Fairleigh Dickinson as they held off the Knights to win 80-76 on Saturday afternoon. The Blackbirds used another strong start to the game to get out in front by thirteen at 25-12 with over eight minutes left in the first… Read More ›

Awards »

Nura Zanna named NEC Rookie of the Week for second time

Congratulations are in order to redshirt freshman Nura Zanna who named by the Northeast Conference on Monday, NEC Rookie of the Week for this past week which consisted of the last two games on Thursday and Saturday. Zanna in two starts, averaged 15 points per games and six boards while going eight for ten from… Read More ›

Game Recap »

LIU Brooklyn 80 Fairleigh Dickinson 76

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It wasn’t pretty at times but LIU Brooklyn got a desperately needed NEC win at Fairleigh Dickinson as they held off the Knights to win 80-76 on Saturday afternoon. The Blackbirds used another strong start to the game to get out in front by thirteen at 25-12 with over eight minutes left in the first… Read More ›

Gameday »

LIU Gameday Preview – Game 19 (NEC Game 8) – Fairleigh Dickinson

Opponent: Fairleigh Dickinson Record: 7-11 (Last game: Loss vs Sacred Heart, 78-77, OT)  KenPom Ranking: 316 Tip-Off Time: 4:30pm Location: Stratis Arena – Hackensack, NJ Media Game Coverage: Online: NEC Front Row Meeting History: 98th all-time meeting. FDU leads the all-time series 48-47. FDU won the first meeting of the season back on January 5th by a score of 75-69. FDU has… 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 »

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 »

LIU Brooklyn MBB Mid-Season Report Card

The LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball team is over a third of the way through their 2014-15 schedule. The non-conference portion is now done and up comes the 18-game journey through the Northeast Conference schedule. Since we are in between the end of non-conference play and just a day away from the start of NEC play,… 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 »

Brickman signs with German club Medi Bayreuth

On Friday, it was announced that German first division club Medi Bayreuth has signed former LIU Brooklyn point guard Jason Brickman for the remainder of the 2014-15 season. This is Brickman’s second professional European team this season as he played eleven games for Russian club Dynamo Moscow before mutually agreeing to part ways back in late… Read More ›