2016-17 LIU Gameday Opponent Notes – Game 9 – North Carolina Central

Opponent Info

Opponent: North Carolina Central
Nickname: Eagles
Conference: MEAC
This season’s record:5-3, Recent Game: Loss at East Carolina
Head Coach: LeVelle Moton (8th season)
Current KenPom ranking: 209

Game Information

Location: McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium
Time: 7:00 pm
Game Stream: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/nccu/ ($) $8.95
Live Stats: http://www.sidearmstats.com/nccu/mbball/

Series History

2nd all-time meeting.

LIU leads the series 1-0. LIU won the only between the two teams last season at the Barclays Center 78-77.

Who to watch on the other side

Patrick Cole – 6’5” Senior Guard

Cole currently leads the Eagles in scoring (20.5 ppg), rebounding (8.0 rpg) and assists (5.6 apg). Cole went for a triple-double (14p, 11r, 10a) against Jackson State and has had two other double-doubles. He is shooting 40 percent from the field and nearly 35 percent from three.

What you need to know

LIU had their three-game winning streak snapped on Saturday at Incarnate Word in a 90-79 loss.

Jerome Frink is averaging 24 points per game and is shooting 60 percent from the floor over his last three games.

LIU has allowed opponents to shoot nearly 58 percent in the second half over the last two games and have been outscored 94-64.

Jashaun Agosto snapped a two-game shooting slump, going for 22 points on 8 of 12 shooting from the floor.

This is the final game of a seven-game road trip in which has had LIU away from Brooklyn since November 16.

What does KenPom say

Win Probability: 25%

Predicted final score: 72-64, North Carolina Central

LIU’s next game

LIU Brooklyn returns back to Brooklyn for the first time in 25 days as the Blackbirds host St. John’s at the Barclays Center on Sunday, December 11 in the first game of the Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival Doubleheader. The game is scheduled for 12pm and it will be televised on FS1.

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