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A first look into next season for LIU Brooklyn

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March 25, 2015 • Team Updates

The 2014-15 LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball season brought about plenty of ups and downs as the Blackbirds finished the season 12-18 and 8-10 in the NEC. Youth was the theme of this season as LIU’s six freshmen and three sophomores accounted for 77% of the team’s total playing time. This valuable on-the-court experience as well… Read More ›

Awards »

Three Blackbirds take home 2014-15 NEC postseason honors

LIU Brooklyn's 2015 NEC postseason honorees (L to R) Gerrell Martin, Martin Hermannsson, and Nura Zanna. (Photos: Bob Dea)

The Northeast Conference announced on Tuesday morning their annual postseason awards and three LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds took home postseason honors. Senior guard Gerrell Martin was named to the All-NEC Third team by the NEC head coaches while freshmen Martin Hermannsson and Nura Zanna were named to the NEC All-Rookie Team. Martin, who was a bit… Read More ›

Game Recap »

LIU Brooklyn 70 St. Francis Brooklyn 79

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It was a rare round three of the Battle of Brooklyn and it was going to be an uphill battle for LIU Brooklyn who came into the NEC tournament limping on a four-game losing streak. LIU as the number eight-seed had already lost twice to their top-seeded rivals from St. Francis Brooklyn and needed a… Read More ›

Gameday »

LIU Gameday Preview – Game 30 (NEC Tournament Quarterfinals) – St. Francis Brooklyn

Opponent: St. Francis Brooklyn Record: 21-10, 15-3 NEC (Last game: L vs Bryant, 61-51)  KenPom Ranking: 143 Tip-Off Time: 7:00pm Location: Generoso Pope Athletic Center – Brooklyn Heights, NY Media Game Coverage: Online: necfrontrow.com Meeting History: 103th all-time meeting. LIU Brooklyn leads the series, 63-39. St. Francis Brooklyn took both regular season meetings from LIU Brooklyn this season. The Terriers beat LIU 81-64 at… 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 »

Robert Morris and St. Francis Brooklyn will meet in 2015 NEC Tournament Final

NEC Player of the Year, SFBKs Jalen Cannon Photo:Bob Dea

The final has been set for Tuesday night. It will be the two-seeded Robert Morris Colonials, in their sixth appearance in a NEC final in the last seven years, against the one-seeded St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers, making their first NEC final appearance since 2003. In a year in which there was as much parody and… Read More ›

LIU WBB »

Gail Striegler is out as LIU Brooklyn women’s basketball coach

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LIU Brooklyn Athletics this afternoon announced that seven-year women’s basketball head coach Gail Striegler has been relieved of her duties. Striegler just completed a 9-21 season (6-12 in the NEC) at LIU Brooklyn and finished in the eight-seed in the 2015 NEC women’s basketball tournament. LIU Brooklyn lost to top-seeded Central Connecticut State 72-51. Striegler… Read More ›

Miscellaneous »

BHJ Photo Gallery: 2015 NEC Championship Game – Robert Morris vs St. Francis Brooklyn

2015 NEC Championship Game - RMU vs SFBK - March 10, 2015

All photos taken on March 10, 2015 at the Pope Physical Education Center on the campus of St. Francis Brooklyn by Bob Dea for Blackbirds Hoops Journal as he chronicled the 2015 Northeast Conference championship game between Robert Morris and St. Francis Brooklyn. Robert Morris defeated St. Francis Brooklyn 66-63 to win their eighth NEC men’s… 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 »

A first look into next season for LIU Brooklyn

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The 2014-15 LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball season brought about plenty of ups and downs as the Blackbirds finished the season 12-18 and 8-10 in the NEC. Youth was the theme of this season as LIU’s six freshmen and three sophomores accounted for 77% of the team’s total playing time. This valuable on-the-court experience as well… 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 ›