Opponent: St. Francis Brooklyn
This season’s record: 4-14, 2-3 NEC Recent Game: Loss vs Sacred Heart
Head Coach: Glenn Braica (7th season)
Current KenPom ranking: 339
106th all-time meeting.
LIU Brooklyn leads the all-time series 64-41. LIU snapped a four-game losing streak in the series in their second meeting last season.
Who to watch on the other side
Glenn Sanabria – 5’11” redshirt sophomore guard
Sanabria returns this season after missing all but five games last season due to injury. Sanabria leads the Terriers in scoring (14.3 ppg) and assists (2.7 apg). He is shooting 36 percent from the floor and 36.8 percent from deep. Five times this season he was struck for twenty or more points. He went for 26 points against CCSU and last week scored 20 points in a loss at Robert Morris.
What you need to know
LIU Brooklyn enters this game against St. Francis Brooklyn winners of four straight games and are in a three-way tie for first place in the NEC standings along with Mount St. Mary’s and Fairleigh Dickinson.
Nura Zanna enters with a three-game double-double streak and leads the NEC in double-doubles with nine.
Raiquan Clark his best rebounding game for LIU. He finished with 11 boards against CCSU including six offensive rebounds. It was Clark’s second straight game with six offensive rebounds.
St. Francis Brooklyn freshman guard Rasheem Dunn is having himself a great rookie season. He is second on the Terriers in scoring at 13.5 ppg and has scored in double figures in nine of his last ten games.
Kwe Askew and Ashtyn Bradley each missed LIU’s win against CCSU on Thursday due to minor injuries. It will be a game-time decision for both players for the SFBK game.
What does KenPom say
Win Probability: 86%
Predicted final score: 73-61, LIU Brooklyn
LIU’s next game
LIU Brooklyn closes out their three-game homestand as they welcome Wagner to the Steinberg Wellness Center on Thursday, January 19th. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 pm.