Opponent: Loyola (Md.)
Conference: Patriot League
Last season’s record: 9-21 (8-10 Patriot League)
This season’s record: 1-1, Recent Game: Win vs Millersville (D2)
Head Coach: G.G. Smith (4th season)
Current KenPom ranking: 294
18th all-time meeting.
LIU defeated Loyola (Md.) last season, 71-68.
LIU are 5-3 at home vs Loyola (Md.)
Who to watch on the other side
Jarred Jones – 6’7” Redshirt Senior Forward
Jones currently leads the Greyhounds in scoring and rebounding at 15 ppg and 8.5 rpg. He finished with a double-double 21 points and 11 rebounds in their season opener versus Duquesne. Last season, he led Loyola (Md.) with 18 points and 14 rebounds in their meeting against LIU Brooklyn.
What you need to know
LIU Brooklyn will be without senior guard Joel Hernandez who suffered a dislocated thumb on his right hand late in the game in their win against John Jay College on Friday night and yesterday announced he will have surgery to his right hand.
LIU Brooklyn defeated Loyola (Md.) last season on the road on a last second buzzer beating three by Joel Hernandez. With Hernandez being out, LIU won’t have the top three scorers for them from last season’s meeting.
An LIU win versus Loyola (Md.) would give them back-to-back seasons with a 2-0 start since the 1982-83 and 1983-84 seasons.
What does KenPom say
Win Probability: 60%
Predicted final score: 75-72, LIU Brooklyn
LIU’s next game
The Blackbirds will head up to Boston, Massachusetts to take part in the Steve Wright Classic at Boston University. They will play three games in three days, the first of which will be against Northeastern on Saturday, November 19th at 6:00p.m. Currently, there is no announced video of the game, just live stats.