Poor second half takes down LIU Brooklyn to fall to 3-2


LIU dropped their second straight in loss to Dartmouth on Sunday. LIU’s Martin Hermannsson led them in scoring and rebounding. (Photo: Bob Dea)

Well, I have to imagine the LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball team is looking forward to getting on a plane and returning back to campus tonight because they probably wished this Thanksgiving weekend two-game road trip never happened.

The Blackbirds saw Dartmouth sophomore guard/forward Miles Wright carve them up for a career-high 39 points and set a new Dartmouth home arena record in a second-half beatdown which led to a 79-56 loss for LIU and drop them to 3-2 overall. Wright previously career-high before Sunday’s game was 21 points he scored last season against Brown. [Read more…]

LIU Gameday Preview – Game 5 – Dartmouth

Dartmouth’s Leede Arena is the site of LIU’s fifth game of the season as they visit The Big Green of the Ivy League Sunday afternoon. (Photo: Dartmouth Athletics)

Game Info

Opponent: Dartmouth Big Green

Conference: Ivy League
Current Record: 0-2
Tip: 2:00 PM
Where: Leede Arena – Hanover, NH

Broadcast: Ivy League Digital Network – Requires a paid subscription
Live Stats: http://www.dartmouthsports.com/liveStats/liveStats.dbml?SPSID=48792&SPID=4703&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=11600&LIST_SPORT_KEY=M_BASKETBALL [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn second half comeback falls short in loss to FIU

Well, this game had a little bit of everything. It had a little bit of good, a little bit of bad and certainly a little bit of ugly. It was like two totally different games were played but in the end, LIU’s furious comeback from a 25-point second half deficit came up short as the Blackbirds dropped their first game of the season 80-72 at the FIU Arena in Miami Wednesday night.  [Read more…]

LIU Gameday Preview – Game 4 – Florida International


FIU Arena and the beach court will host LIU Brooklyn the day before Thanksgiving down in Miami. (Photo: FIU Athletics)

Game Info

Opponent: Florida International Panthers

Conference: Conference USA
Current Record: 3-2
Tip: 7:00 PM
Where: FIU Arena – Miami, FL

Broadcast: SNY via American Sports Network
Live Stats: http://www.sidearmstats.com/fiu/mbball/ [Read more…]

Jerome Frink named NEC Player of the Week


(Photo: Bob Dea – BHJ)

LIU Brooklyn has its first award winner of the season.

Today, the Northeast Conference announced via Twitter that this week’s NEC Player of the Week is redshirt junior forward Jerome Frink.

Frink had himself a heck of a debut week for the LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball team. Frink in the three games played last week, averaged 17 points per game along with 8 rebounds per game including a 25 points and 9 rebound performance against Maine last Thursday.

He also averaged 2.3 blocks per game and made, not one but two game-saving blocks in the final seconds of two games last week, one against Loyola (Md.) last Monday and the other on Sunday against North Carolina Central. [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn goes to 3-0 with strong second half comeback and another defensive stand


LIU Brooklyn head coach Jack Perri diagramming a play during their win against NCCU at Barclays Center. (Photo: Bob Dea – BHJ)

It definitely wasn’t pretty. Far from. But LIU Brooklyn once again used their defense to get a win, this time preserving a one-point victory at the Barclays Center on Sunday afternoon against North Carolina Central by a score of 78-77.

Junior forward Jerome Frink once again got a key block for the Blackbirds as he did last Monday against Loyola (Md.). This time, with LIU up one, Frink blocked NCCU’s Jeremiah Ingram shot with eight seconds left and then block him again with three seconds left and was able to corralled the rebound and launched it into LIU’s front court to run out the final ticks of the clock to get the win. [Read more…]

LIU Gameday Preview – Game 3 – North Carolina Central


The Blackbirds return to the Barclays Center for their first of two games in year four of the arena. (Photo: LIU Brooklyn Athletics)

Game Info

Opponent: North Carolina Central Eagles

Conference: MEAC
Current Record: 1-1
Tip: 12:00 PM
Where: Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY

Broadcast: NEC Front Row – http://necfrontrow.com/webcast.php/LIU-3100/
Live Stats: http://www.sidearmstats.com/liubrooklyn/mbball/ [Read more…]