LIU Brooklyn MBB Scheduling Update: Blackbirds to take part in 2013 2K Sports Classic

Today, a few more pieces of the LIU Brooklyn 2013-14 scheduling puzzle was revealed as the full field for the 2013 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warriors Project was announced and we learned that the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds will be involved.

The Gazelle Group who puts together the annual competition put out a release announcing all the games involved in this year’s 2K Sports Classic. LIU will be involved in the 2K Sports Classic for the first time ever.

LIU will start the 2K Sports Classic by heading to Bloomington, Indiana to take on the defending Big Ten regular season champions Indiana Hoosiers at Indiana’s Assembly Hall on Tuesday, November 12. It will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

Then the Blackbirds will play three subregional rounds games at UC Irvine in Irvine, California. It will be three games in three days. The Blackbirds will first take on the host school, UC Irvine of the Big West Conference, on Friday, November 22. The Anteaters played in the postseason NIT last season. On Saturday, November 23, LIU will take on Eastern Washington of the Big Sky Conference. Finally, on Sunday, November 24, the Blackbirds conclude the 2K Sports Classic by taking on the Boston University Terriers, who are new members of the Patriot League. Last season, Boston U. played in the CIT postseason tournament.

LIU has never played either UC Irvine or Eastern Washington before so it will be the Blackbirds first-ever meeting against these two schools. The meeting between LIU and Boston U. will be their sixth all-time meeting overall and a first since the 1992-93 season.

Also, Fairleigh Dickinson men’s basketball released their full ’13-’14 schedule on Monday. LIU will see the Knights just once this upcoming season with the meeting taking place in Brooklyn likely at the newly renamed Steinberg Wellness Center on Thursday, January 16.

With this bit of information, we now know that the two NEC teams LIU will face just once in conference play this season are Sacred Heart and Fairleigh Dickinson. Both these teams missed out on the NEC Tournament last season. This means that LIU will face all seven returning NEC tournament participants twice this season.

With this new bit of information, here is up-to-date “what we know” LIU Brooklyn 2013-14 Men’s Basketball Schedule:

@ Indiana (2K Sports Classic) – Tuesday, November 12

@ UC Irvine (2K Sports Classic) – Friday, November 22

vs. Eastern Washington (2K Sports Classic) – Saturday, November 23

vs. Boston University (2K Sports Classic) – Sunday, November 24

@ Seton Hall – Thursday, December 5

TEMPLE – @ Barclays Center (Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational) – Saturday, December 21




FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON – Thursday, January 16

@ CCSU – Saturday, January 18

ST. FRANCIS (PA) –  Saturday, February 8

@ Sacred Heart Thursday, February 13

@ St. Francis (PA) – Saturday, February 22

CCSU – Thursday, February 27

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