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LIU Brooklyn 54 Stony Brook 73

It took three games but LIU Brooklyn for the first time this season looked like a team that most of us expected to see. A young team that features six freshmen and two sophomores and would be inconsistent as they learn to play together. That is exactly what we saw for parts of the first… Read More ›

LIU Gameday Preview – Game 3 – Stony Brook

Opponent: Stony Brook (America East Conference) Record: 3-2 (Last game: W vs Western Kentucky, 71-61)  KenPom Ranking: 129 Tip-Off Time: 4:00pm Location: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Media Game Coverage: TV: ESPNU/Audio: Meeting History: First-ever meeting.

Nura Zanna with another strong performance with 14 points and 8 rebounds. (Photo: Bob Dea)

LIU Brooklyn 70 Saint Joseph’s 74 (Overtime)

  3.1 seconds. That was all the time that was left to tick down before LIU Brooklyn would take a huge early season upset win out of the City of Brotherly Love. But Saint Joseph’s would spoil the fun. The Hawks’ James Bembry would hit his first career three point basket with those precious 3.1… Read More ›

LIU Gameday Preview – Game 2 – Saint Joseph’s

  Opponent: Saint Joseph’s Hawks (Atlantic 10 Conference) Record: 2-2 (Last game: W vs Vermont, 68-60)  KenPom Ranking: 108 Tip-Off Time: 7:00pm Location: Hagan Arena – Philadelphia, PA Media Game Coverage: Online: Atlantic 10 Network (pay service-$5 for 24-hr access)/Radio: Sports Radio 610 (WIP-AM) Meeting History: Fourth meeting. Saint Joseph’s leads series 2-1.

LIU"s Nura Zanna captures his first NEC Rookie of the Week honor. (Photo: Bob Dea)

Nura Zanna named NEC Rookie of the Week

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 ›


LIU Brooklyn 53 St. John’s 66

It was hard to know what to expect coming into Wednesday night’s LIU Brooklyn season opener at St. John’s. Head coach Jack Perri enters this season with nine players who have never played for LIU before so this was going to be the first time we all got to see what this new group of… Read More ›

LIU Gameday Preview – Game 1 – St. John’s

Opponent: St. John’s Red Storm (Big East Conference) Record: 2-0 (Last game: W vs Franklin Pierce, 94-81)  KenPom Ranking: 61 Tip-Off Time: 7:30pm Location: Carnesecca Arena – Jamaica, NY Media Game Coverage: TV: ESPN3/Radio: WNYM 970 AM Meeting History: 13th meeting. St. John’s leads series 9-3.