Nickname: Big Green
Conference: Ivy League
This season’s record: 0-9, Recent Game: Loss at Hartford
Head Coach: Dave McLaughlin (1st season)
Current KenPom ranking: 315
4th all-time meeting.
LIU Brooklyn leads the all-time series 2-1. Dartmouth defeated LIU for the first time ever last season, 79-56, at Dartmouth.
Who to watch on the other side
Evan Boudreaux, 6’8” Sophomore Forward
Miles Wright, 6’4” Junior Guard
Boudreaux led Dartmouth in scoring as a freshman last season and is currently leading the Big Green in scoring again this season at 17.7 ppg. He is also leading the team in rebounding at 9.4 rpg. He has scored in double figures in all nine games this season. He is coming off a season-high 23 points against Hartford. He scored 13 against LIU Brooklyn in their meeting last season.
Wright is currently third on Dartmouth in scoring at 9.1 ppg. His season-high is 16 points versus Marist. The reason he is one to watch is because last season, he lit up LIU Brooklyn for a career-high 39 points hitting on 13 of 22 attempts and draining seven threes.
What you need to know
LIU Brooklyn coming into this game vs Dartmouth losers of three of their last four games after their 76-66 loss to Minnesota Wednesday evening.
LIU begins a four-game homestand which takes them from their last two non-conference games to their first two NEC games of the season. This will be LIU’s longest homestand of the season.
Dartmouth enters the matchup 0-9 on the season. They are one of three remaining Division I teams who are still winless.
Iverson Fleming continues his torrent play of late as he is coming off a 24-point game and has averaged 20.3 ppg over his last three games and is shooting 56 percent from three in that span.
Jerome Frink who still leads LIU in scoring and rebounding at 16.9 ppg and 8.3 rpg, just missed getting his fourth double-double of the season at Minnesota when he finished with 13 points and 9 rebounds.
Nura Zanna though did get his fourth double-double of the season and his second in a row after a 10-point, 10-rebound game. Zanna is second on LIU in rebounding at 6.7 rpg. Zanna is in the top 100 players in the nation in both offensive and defensive rebounding percentage.
What does KenPom say
Win Probability: 72%
Predicted final score: 73-66, LIU Brooklyn
LIU’s next game
LIU Brooklyn finishes off their non-conference schedule as they host Niagara from the MAAC Conference in their home finale at the Barclays Center on Wednesday, December 21st at 7:30 pm. It will be part of an LIU Brooklyn women’s men’s basketball doubleheader as LIU Brooklyn women’s basketball will host UMBC at 5 pm in their non-conference finale.