Opponent: Fairleigh Dickinson
This season’s record: 8-10, 6-1 NEC Recent Game: Win vs St. Francis Brooklyn
Head Coach: Greg Herenda (4th season)
Current KenPom ranking: 257
101st all-time meeting.
Fairleigh Dickinson leads the all-time series 51-49. FDU swept the season series last season. FDU has won four of the last five meetings between the two teams.
Who to watch on the other side
Darian Anderson – 6’1” junior guard
Anderson in his first two seasons at FDU has become an LIU killer. In four career games vs LIU, Anderson is averaging 21.5 points per game and in their two games vs LIU, last season averaged 26.5 points per game. He is averaging 15.9 points per game in NEC play this season and shooting 38.5 percent from the field and over 36 percent from deep in seven NEC games. Usually, he likes to save his best performances for big games. Against Mount St. Mary’s, he dropped 24 points on the road.
What you need to know
LIU Brooklyn beat Wagner 76-69 Thursday night at the Steinberg Wellness Center to take their winning streak to six and keep pace with FDU and Mount in first-place at 6-1 in the NEC.
At 6-1, LIU Brooklyn is off to their best start in conference since starting 8-0 back in the 2011-12 season.
Jashaun Agosto led LIU with 19 points in the win versus Wagner.
Nura Zanna had his double-double streak snapped at four against Wagner. He finished with just 3 points and 7 rebounds.
Jerome Frink has scored in double figures in all 20 games this season and has scored in double figures in 23 straight games dating back to last season. The last time Frink didn’t get ten or more points: February 25, 2016, vs Central Connecticut State (7 points).
FDU’s Earl Potts has missed the last two games with unknown foot/ankle injury that had him in a walking boot during their game vs St. Francis Brooklyn Thursday night. It is unknown if he will be available for the Knights vs LIU. Potts has only played in nine games this season with various injuries.
What does KenPom say
Win Probability: 38%
Predicted final score: 75-72, Fairleigh Dickinson
LIU’s next game
LIU Brooklyn continues on their three-game road swing as they head to Fairfield, Connecticut to take on the Sacred Heart Pioneers on Thursday, January 26th. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 pm.