LIU Brooklyn WBB season ends at Bryant in NEC Tourney Quarterfinals

The LIU Brooklyn women’s basketball were in for a major challenge as they entered their matchup against the two-seeded Bryant Bulldogs Sunday afternoon.

Although, LIU did split the season series against Bryant this season and beat Bryant on the road back on January 2nd in the NEC season opener for both teams, LIU wasn’t coming into the NEC tournament with a ton of momentum with just one win in their last five games.

Unfortunately for LIU, they couldn’t pull off the upset as they were defeated by Bryant, 70-56, in the NEC Tournament Quarterfinals.  [Read more…]

Third time not the charm for LIU Brooklyn as Wagner puts an end to their season

LIU Brooklyn sees their season end in defeat as Wagner get over the hump and into their first NEC final since 2002. (Photo: Bob Dea - BHJ)

LIU Brooklyn sees their season end in defeat as Wagner get over the hump and into their first NEC final since 2002. (Photo: Bob Dea – BHJ)

LIU Brooklyn knew they were not in for an easy task going into the Spiro Sports Center Saturday afternoon. Facing the number one-seeded Wagner Seahawks, the team LIU had beaten twice during the regular season and looking for a third win in the same season and a second win out in Staten Island, the Blackbirds were looking for their second straight upset in the NEC Tournament. But a terrible second half in which LIU were outscored by twenty, erased a four-point LIU halftime lead and eliminated LIU Brooklyn from going after their sixth NEC tournament championship with a 81-65 defeat to Wagner and ending their season. [Read more…]

LIU Gameday Preview – NEC Tournament Semifinals – Wagner

Opponent: Wagner

Record: 21-9, 13-5 NEC – 1-seed
Tip: 4:00 PM
Where: Spiro Sports Center – Staten Island, NY

Broadcast: MSG+, FCS, NEC Front Row
Live Stats: http://www.sidearmstats.com/wagner/mbball/

Shanice Vaughan and Shanovia Dove named to All-NEC Third Team

Shanice Vaughan (L) and Shanovia Dove (R) were named to the All-NEC Third Team. (Photos: Bob Dea - BHJ)

Shanice Vaughan (L) and Shanovia Dove (R) were named to the All-NEC Third Team. (Photos: Bob Dea – BHJ)

This morning, the Northeast Conference announced their All-NEC teams for women’s basketball and LIU Brooklyn’s junior guard Shanovia Dove and senior guard Shanice Vaughan both were selected to the All-NEC Third Team.  [Read more…]

BHJ Photo Gallery: LIU Brooklyn-Sacred Heart NEC Tournament Quarterfinals

All photos taken by Blackbirds Hoops Journal photographer Bob Dea on Wednesday, March 2nd at Sacred Heart’s Pitt Center during the 2016 Northeast Conference quarterfinals. [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn stave off a red-hot Cane Broome to capture NEC Tournament Quarterfinal win at Sacred Heart

LIU Brooklyn's Iverson Fleming had one of his best games of the season in LIU's NEC tourney quarterfinal win vs Sacred Heart. (Photo: Bob Dea - BHJ)

LIU Brooklyn’s Iverson Fleming had one of his best games of the season in LIU’s NEC tourney quarterfinal win vs Sacred Heart. (Photo: Bob Dea – BHJ)

LIU Brooklyn head coach Jack Perri after going through the end of game handshake line went up to each and every member of his team and gave them all huge high fives with probably the biggest smile we have seen from him this entire season.

Perri had reason to be happy. His team went on the road and pull off one of the two upsets of the 2016 Northeast Conference Tournament quarterfinals with a 84-76 victory over Sacred Heart Wednesday night but it didn’t come as easily as it was looking like it was going to be midway through.  [Read more…]

LIU Gameday Preview – NEC Tournament Quarterfinals – Sacred Heart


Opponent: Sacred Heart

Record: 12-17, 11-7 NEC – 3-seed
Tip: 7:00 PM
Where: Pitt Center – Fairfield, CT

Broadcast: MSG, FCS, NEC Front Row
Live Stats: http://www.sacredheartpioneers.com