FDU gets season sweep of LIU as Darian Anderson hurts ‘Birds once again

FDU's Darian Anderson hit this fadeaway jumper over LIU's Trevin Woods with 17.9 seconds left which proved to be the game-winner Saturday afternoon. (Photo: Bob Dea - BHJ)

FDU’s Darian Anderson hit this fadeaway jumper over LIU’s Trevin Woods with 17.9 seconds left which proved to be the game-winner Saturday afternoon. (Photo: Bob Dea – BHJ)

Time to introduce everyone to the new LIU Brooklyn killer. His name is Darian Anderson and he plays for Fairleigh Dickinson.

For the second time in nine days, Darian Anderson and his ability to step up when his team needed him to do so, scored the game-winning basket on a baseline fallaway jumper with 17.9 seconds remaining to give FDU a 88-85 victory over the Blackbirds on Saturday afternoon at the Steinberg Wellness Center in front of their biggest home crowd of the season for LIU Brooklyn Hall of Fame Day and thus take the season sweep over the Blackbirds. [Read more…]

LIU Gameday Preview – Game 21 – Fairleigh Dickinson

Game Info

Opponent: Fairleigh Dickinson

Conference: NEC
Current Record: 10-10, 6-3 NEC
Tip: 3:00 PM (Saturday)
Where: Steinberg Wellness Center – Brooklyn, NY

Broadcast: NEC Front Row

LIU Brooklyn gets much needed home win against Sacred Heart

 

LIUs Martin Hermannsson had quite a night, getting two of his 22 points Wednesday night vs Sacred Heart. Photo: Bob Dea - BHJ)

LIU Brooklyn’s Martin Hermannsson had quite a night, getting two of his 22 points Wednesday night vs Sacred Heart. (Photo: Bob Dea – BHJ)

It’s tough to say a game that proved to be the midway point of the conference season as a must-win but for LIU Brooklyn, that what it pretty much was. LIU, at home, coming off of two second half disappointments in losses, needed to get back on track in the worst way. Well, they did just that, with a 92-84 win at the Steinberg Wellness Center Wednesday night. [Read more…]

LIU Gameday Preview – Game 20 – Sacred Heart

Game Info

Opponent: Sacred Heart

Conference: NEC
Current Record: 5-14, 4-4 NEC
Tip: 7:00 PM
Where: Steinberg Wellness Center – Brooklyn, NY

Broadcast: MSG Network and FOX College Sports

LIU Brooklyn loses 41st Battle of Brooklyn with weak second half

It was an ugly day both outside and inside the Steinberg Wellness Center Saturday night as LIU lost second straight game in loss to St. Francis Brooklyn. (Photo: Bob Dea - BHJ)

It was an ugly day both outside and inside the Steinberg Wellness Center Saturday night as LIU lost second straight game in loss to St. Francis Brooklyn. (Photo: Bob Dea – BHJ)

The optimism is gone. The now what-could-have-been is creeping in.

LIU Brooklyn followed a disappointing loss on Thursday with another disappointing loss on Saturday afternoon in middle of a blizzard known as Jonas falling upon New York City and fall to cross-Brooklyn rival St. Francis Brooklyn 64-49 in the 41st edition of the Battle of Brooklyn to fall under .500 on the season at 9-10 and 3-5 in NEC play.

This game was ugly from the start. Neither team could shoot the ball well. LIU shot 28 percent in the first half but thanks to 12 first half turnovers and 1 for 14 shooting from three by St. Francis Brooklyn, LIU went into the half up five. [Read more…]

LIU Gameday Preview – Game 19 – St. Francis Brooklyn (Battle of Brooklyn)

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LIU Brooklyn returns home to start a four-game home stand and it all begins with the Battle of Brooklyn against St. Francis Brooklyn Saturday afternoon. (Photo: BHJ Instagram)

Game Info

Opponent: St. Francis Brooklyn

Conference: NEC
Current Record: 7-13, 3-4 NEC
Tip: 3:00 PM
Where: Steinberg Wellness Center – Brooklyn, NY

Broadcast: ESPN3 and NEC Front Row

Blackbirds allow 62 points in the second half in loss at FDU

LIU Brooklyn couldn't hold on a fourteen-point second half lead as FDU came back to beat LIU Thursday night. (Photo: Bob Dea)

LIU Brooklyn couldn’t hold on a fourteen-point second half lead as FDU came back to beat LIU Thursday night. (Photo: Bob Dea – BHJ)

LIU Brooklyn was eleven minutes away from a perfect 3-0 road trip. They had a ten-point lead, they were once up fourteen points and things looked good for the Blackbirds.

Unfortunately, Fairleigh Dickinson went back to a tactic that was successful in the first half. The full court press. FDU caused LIU to commit twelve second half turnovers and shot 58 percent from the floor in their 101-95 come-from-behind win at Stratis Arena Thursday night. [Read more…]