Covering LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds Basketball and Northeast Conference Hoops

Month: November 2012

Gameday Opponent Breakdown – Game 6 – Lafayette Leopards (Part II)

Opponent: Lafayette Leopards Conference: Patriot League Record: 2-6; Last game: W vs. Delaware 63-60 Time: 4:30 pm, after LIU Brooklyn Women’s Basketball game vs. Towson Location: Wellness Center (WRAC), Brooklyn, NY TV/Web/Radio Coverage: NEC Front Row/Red Zone Media History between teams: 5th meeting, 2nd of the season. Teams meet three weeks ago at Lafayette. Lafayette defeated LIU Brooklyn, 98-94 in overtime.

Jamal Olasewere finishes hard on a baseline drive to hoop (Photo credit: Bob Dea)

Defensive minded Blackbirds drops Columbia for first win of season

Box Score Basketball State Box Score w/ tempo-free stats Game Highlights It was noticeable from the first Columbia possession. LIU Brooklyn wanted to make a statement. If they wanted to break their four-game losing streak, they were going to have to get after it on the defensive end. That is exactly what LIU did in their 70-61… Read More ›

Gameday Opponent Breakdown – Game 5 – Columbia Lions

Opponent: Columbia Lions Conference: Ivy League Record: 4-2; Last game: L at San Francisco 79-59; Best W so far: at Villanova 75-57 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Wellness Center (WRAC), Brooklyn, NY TV/Web/Radio Coverage: NEC Front Row/Red Zone Media History between teams: 7th meeting. Teams meet last season. Columbia defeated LIU Brooklyn, 63-53 at Columbia.

LIU's former basketball home, Schwartz Athletic Center aka Brooklyn Paramount Theater (Photo Credit:; Photo by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre)

15 years ago today, a 117-point win alters the course of LIU Basketball

Basketball, to me, is a great sport. It can have as much beauty and grace and as any soccer game you might see in Europe or a triple-crown horse race. It makes for plenty of memorable moments. It doesn’t matter what level you play, what size you are, how good you are, there will always… Read More ›

LIU Brooklyn dropped by Kentucky 104-75 at Rupp Arena

For the first sixteen minutes of this basketball game, Blackbirds fans almost couldn’t believe what they were seeing. LIU Brooklyn with its 10-man team at the moment, who starts no one above 6’7″ was going toe to toe with the defending national champs. For most of those first sixteen minutes, LIU actually had a lead… Read More ›

Gameday Opponent Breakdown – Game 4 – Kentucky Wildcats

Opponent: Kentucky Wildcats Conference: SEC Record: 3-1; Wins vs Maryland (72-68), Lafayette (101-49) and Morehead State (81-70), L vs Duke (68-75) Time: 7:00 pm Location: Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY TV/Web/Radio Coverage: Fox Sports South, ESPN3, ESPN Full Court/UK Radio

LIU Brooklyn WBB hosts the annual LIU Turkey Classic

This weekend, the annual LIU Turkey Classic takes place at the Wellness Center at LIU Brooklyn. This year’s field includes LIU Brooklyn, Colgate, UMKC and Drexel. LIU Brooklyn takes on Colgate in the first game on Friday at 2pm followed by the UMKC versus Drexel in the second game at approximately 4pm. LIU Brooklyn comes… Read More ›