Opponent: UMass Lowell
Nickname: River Hawks
Conference: America East
Last season’s record: 11-18 (7-9 Patriot League)
This season’s record: 2-4, Recent Game: Win vs Mississippi Valley State
Head Coach: Pat Duquette (4th season)
Current KenPom ranking: 265
Location: Costello Athletic Center
Time: 2:00 pm
Game Stream: ESPN3
Live Stats: http://sidearmstats.com/lowell/mbball/
2nd all-time meeting.
LIU defeated UMass Lowell last season, 84-72.
Who to watch on the other side
Jahed Thomas – 6’2” Junior Guard
Thomas has scored in double figures in all but one game this season and in his last game vs Mississippi Valley State, Thomas grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds. Remember, he is 6’2”!! His game is primarily inside the arc, as all by one of his field goal attempts have been two-pointers and he is shooting at 53 percent clip.
What you need to know
Last weekend, LIU Brooklyn played in the Steve Wright Classic three-day event at Boston University in which the Blackbirds finished 2-1 with wins over Northeastern and Maine. LIU is now 4-1 enter the game against UMass Lowell and is their best five-game start to the season since the 2010-11 season.
Jashaun Agosto was named NEC Rookie of the Week this past Monday for his performance last week in which LIU went 2-1. Agosto is currently second on the team in scoring at 12.6 ppg and leads the team in assists at 2.4 apg.
Iverson Fleming is coming off a career-high 26 points against Maine on Monday. Fleming was a perfect 12 for 12 from the foul line in that game.
LIU looking to start their season 5-1 which would be the best start since they started 5-1 back in the 1982-83 season.
What does KenPom say
Win Probability: 31%
Predicted final score: 71-66, UMass Lowell
LIU’s next game
The Blackbirds finish out their five-game New England road swing with a trip to Hartford to play the Hartford Hawks on Wednesday, November 30th at 8:30pm. The game will be streamed live on americaeast.tv. Hartford recently gave Rutgers a scare on the road before falling by two points.