It has been a while but finally today we have an update on LIU Brooklyn’s non-conference schedule.
While, other NEC teams such as Central Connecticut, Bryant and St. Francis Brooklyn recently released their complete non-conference schedules, news of LIU’s non-conference schedule has been very few and far between this summer.
Last Friday though, Boston University Athletics put out a release announcing their first Steve Wright Classic round-robin tournament which will be held at Boston U’s Case Gym from November 18th to the 21st. The tournament is named in honor of the Boston U. Hall of Fame star.
LIU Brooklyn will play in this tournament along with host Boston U. from the Patriot League, Northeastern from the Colonial Athletic Association and Maine from the America East Conference.
Here is the schedule of games for the Blackbirds in the Steve Wright Classic:
Saturday, Nov. 19
Northeastern vs. LIU Brooklyn, 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 20
LIU Brooklyn @ Boston University, 4 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 21
Maine vs. LIU Brooklyn, 3 p.m.
This is LIU Brooklyn’s first appearance in a tournament during non-conference play since the 2013-14 season in which LIU participated in the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project in Irving, California on the UC-Irvine campus. LIU were swept in all three games during that tournament losing to UC-Irvine, Eastern Washington and Boston U. by an average of 24 points. This was LIU’s first season post-three straight NEC championship season.
With LIU’s participation in the Steve Wight Classic, it looks like LIU will playing 13 non-conference games in 2016-17, meaning the Blackbirds will play the maximum 31 regular season games this upcoming season.
Add these three games with the addition of these two already known non-conference games:
Saturday, Decemeber 3 – @ Incarnate Word
Sunday, December 11 – St. John’s (@ Barclays Center)
So that leaves eight games still unknown but now at least we are once again tracking in the right direction.