On Sunday morning, CBS Sports’ college basketball insider Jon Rothstein tweeted out the first bit of new 2014-15 LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball scheduling information. He tweeted out the following Sunday morning:
But by Sunday afternoon, the tweet had been deleted and it throw a major monkey wrench into the news of this game.
This morning, Rothstein put out another tweet:
So apparently Jon Rothstein and his source had the LIU opponent wrong. LIU Brooklyn will not be playing Fordham as Rothstein originally tweeted out but will now play Hofstra at the Barclays Center on Sunday, December 28th as part of a doubleheader with St. John’s who will take on Tulane. The doubleheader could likely be part of one of the Brooklyn Hoops holiday events, either the Holiday Invitational or the Winter Festival.
So far, LIU is 0-2 all-time in holiday events at the Barclays Center, losing to Seton Hall in 2012 and last season losing to Temple.
The news of LIU playing Hofstra at Barclays is not the attention grabber or the higher quality of opponent of LIU playing Fordham at the Barclays would have been so there is some disappointment in this update of opponent from Rothstein.
LIU last played Hofstra in the 2012-13 season in which LIU came from way behind in the second half to beat Hofstra at the WRAC, 88-84. That was the game this play happened:
That was the last highlight and last game LIU fans would see Julian Boyd play in as he would tear his ACL in their next game at Rice and would eventually never play again for LIU with his multiple knee injuries.
LIU is 13-16 all-time versus Hofstra. Hofstra is coming off a 10-23 season in 2013-14 and finished with a 5-11 in the Colonial Athletic Association.
We can add this game now to the 2014 LIU Schedule tracker with the list of known return games scheduled for next season.