Category Archives: News and Notes
LIU Brooklyn announced last week that the on-campus home for LIU Brooklyn’s men’s and women’s basketball teams, the Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center, also known as the WRAC for short, is going to be renamed to the Steinberg Wellness Center in a dedication ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, April 24th.
The renaming is in dedication to Dr. David J. Steinberg who is retiring as LIU’s president this coming June after 27 years in that position. Dr. Kimberly R. Cline is set to become LIU’s tenth president in July. Cline will become the university’s first female president in their history. Read the rest of this entry
This past week, 2013 NEC Player of the Year Jamal Olasewere headed to Portsmouth, Virginia to play in the annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (PIT) which is a tournament of 64 invited senior players who play in teams of eight players and they play in three games in front of NBA and international scouts and executives.
Olasewere was on a team named Portsmouth Sports Club (every team is named after a tournament sponsor). Olasewere played in all three games. Here are his lines for all three games: Read the rest of this entry
LIU Brooklyn senior forward and reigning NEC Player of the Year Jamal Olasewere was selected to participate in the 2013 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in Portsmouth, Virginia.
The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament is an annual tournament which invites 64 seniors across college basketball to participate in a four-day, twelve-team tournament with each team consisting of eight players per team. The tournament is played in front of NBA scouts and general managers in the lead up to June’s NBA draft. The tournament is taking place from April 10 through April 13. Read the rest of this entry
An intense roller coaster ride. There is no other better way to describe the season the LIU Brooklyn Brooklyn Blackbirds had in 2012-13. One that ended in historic fashion as the Blackbirds became the first ever Northeast Conference team to win back-to-back-to-back NEC Tournament championships and make a third straight appearance in the NCAA tournament. The way that LIU got to that point was by no means a picnic. Of the three championship seasons, this one definitely had its biggest share of crazy events happen which only added to the drama as the season unfolded yet help make the season one of the sweetest for Blackbirds fans.
It all started back in April when Jim Ferry on April 10th announced that he was leaving LIU Brooklyn after ten seasons as head coach and after guiding the Blackbirds to two straight NEC championships to take over as head coach at Duquesne University. After the announcement was made, LIU Brooklyn Athletic Director John Suarez immediately promoted associate head coach Jack Perri, who had been with the program for the past seven years, to become LIU’s 13th men’s basketball head coach. Read the rest of this entry
NJIT 66 Fairleigh Dickinson 63: FDU went down 14 points at the half but stormed back with a big second half and tied the game at 60 with 1:21 to go. NJIT went out on a 6-0 run to seal the win before a meaningless Lonnie Robinson 3 goes to provide for the final score. Kinu Rochford lead the way for the Knights with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Melquan Bolding shot 4 of 10 for 13 points. Ryan Woods had 20 for visiting NJIT. NJIT shot 58% (10-17) from three.
Quinnipiac 64 Hampton 70: Quinnipiac dropped their third straight and five of their last six. The Bobcats once again were plagued by poor shooting as the team shot 36% from the field. Ike Azotam registered a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Shaq Shannon scored 11 for the Bobcats. Quinnipiac only allowed Hampton to shot 34% but let Hampton go to the free throw line 34 times compared to the 19 trips they made. Read the rest of this entry
Week Two of the NEC season has come and gone. In just four games, we are just left with one undefeated team (Bryant) and every team is on the board with at least one win. Let’s take a quick look back at this week and see how we got to where we are. Read the rest of this entry
Conference play is finally upon us. As predicted, it was a crazy and unpredictable first week of action in the Northeast Conference. You had a winless team win, a team who looked terrible in non-ceonference play win two, you had a team who looked great in non-conference play lose two, you had a team without three of their top scorers going and expectedly lose two, and possibly a new team coming from the ashes of the last several season making their rise to dominance in the NEC. Let’s recap the this first week in the NEC.