Opponent: John Jay
Conference: CUNY Athletic Conference (Division III)
Last season’s record: 3-22 (2-14 CUNY)
Head Coach: Ryan Hyland (3rd season)
Who to watch on the other side
Essien Epps – 6’2” Sophomore Guard
Epps led the Bloodhounds last season as a freshman in scoring at 18 ppg. He started in all 25 games and played over 35 minutes per game. He also led them in three-point shots made (56) and attempted (152). He was the second-leading rebounding on the team at five rebounds per game and also led them in turnovers with 73.
What you need to know
This game is being played because according to LIU Brooklyn head coach Jack Perri, is in part of the Boston University’s Steve Wright Classic that will be played next week thus this scheduled home game. One oddity to this game is that even though this game is LIU Brooklyn’s season opener, one which fully counts for them, this game is actually an exhibition game for John Jay and won’t count towards their season statistics or their overall record.
What does KenPom say
KenPom gives all games between Division I team against non-Division I teams a 100 percent win probability to the Division I team.
LIU’s next game
After the game tonight, the Blackbirds complete the season opening two-game home stand with a game over at the Barclays Center against Loyola (Md.) on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 pm. LIU won’t return to play in Brooklyn for 25 days after that game and will play their next seven games away from home.