LIU Brooklyn MBB NEC Gameday Opponent Breakdown – Game 17 – Sacred Heart Pioneers

Opponent: Sacred Heart Pioneers

Record: 9-18 (7-9 NEC, T-8th); Last game: Loss at Bryant, 84-68

KenPom Rank/RPI: 270/240

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Wellness Center, Brooklyn, NY

TV/Web/Radio Coverage: Web: NECFrontRow.com / Radio: Red Zone Media (LIU)

History between teams: 26th meeting. LIU Brooklyn leads the all-time series, 16-9. Sacred Heart snapped an LIU five-game winning streak in the series with a win in the last meeting back on January 3rd. [Read more…]

What’s at stake for LIU Brooklyn MBB this week?

For the first time since starting the NEC season at 0-3, LIU Brooklyn has lost two games in a row. It was a very costly two games as it took them from contention of a number one seed for the upcoming NEC tournament to now at risk of not even getting a home game for the first round.

The losses at Mount St. Mary’s and at Wagner eliminated the possibility of the Blackbirds tying Rider (’93-’95) as the only other three straight NEC men’s basketball regular season champions. [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn-Wagner Photo Gallery

All photos taken by Bob Dea for Blackbirds Hoops Journal from the LIU Brooklyn-Wagner game at the Spiro Sports Center on Sunday, February 24, 2013. [Read more…]

LIU’s Jamal Olasewere amongst finalists for Lou Henson National Player of the Year

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This past Monday, the list of finalists for the 2013 Lou Henson National Player of the Year award was announced. Among the finalists named was LIU Brooklyn’s senior forward Jamal Olasewere. The Lou Henson National Player of the Year award is given to the best mid-major player in college basketball. [Read more…]

Heartbreaking LIU loss at Wagner caused by poor second-half defense and brutal clockwork

I guess if you are a true fan of the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds, the loss on Sunday night could not have been more heartbreaking and depressing then any loss we have had in quite a long while. I’ll admit, leaving the Spiro Sports Center, it was the most depressed and dejected I have felt leaving a game in maybe three years. This one really stings. LIU loses to Wagner 94-92[Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn MBB NEC Gameday Opponent Breakdown – Game 16 – Wagner Seahawks

Opponent: Wagner Seahawks

Record: 15-11 (9-6 NEC, 5th); Last game: Loss at St. Francis Brooklyn, 76-75

KenPom Rank/RPI: 194/150

Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Spiro Sports Center, Staten Island, NY

TV/Web/Radio Coverage: TV: ESPNU

History between teams: 94th meeting. Wagner leads the all-time series 55-38. Wagner snapped a four-game series winning streak for LIU in last meeting.  [Read more…]

What LIU hopes happens on this second to last Saturday of NEC play

LIU Brooklyn has a huge game tomorrow versus the Wagner Seahawks out in Staten Island. It’ll be the only game on NEC men’s basketball schedule tomorrow night and it’ll on in primetime, in front of a likely sold-out crowd and national television audience.

Before he enter the pressure and hoopla of that game tomorrow, there are four NEC MBB games of playoff importance being played today. Let’s take a quick look at each game one by one and see what results Blackbirds fan should look for in this to give LIU the best possible seed going into the 2013 NEC men’s basketball tournament. [Read more…]