Blackbirds grinds out 63-58 win over St. Francis Brooklyn

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It may not have been “THE” Battle of Brooklyn but it was still a battle in which LIU prevailed against St. Francis Brooklyn Saturday afternoon. (Photo: Bob Dea – BHJ)

No matter if it’s a Battle of Brooklyn game or the non-Battle of Brooklyn game, no matter the teams record going in, the games between LIU Brooklyn and St. Francis Brooklyn are almost always tough battles and on Saturday at the Steinberg Wellness Center, it was no exception.

The Blackbirds closed the game on a 13-4 run and erased a four-point deficit with over five minutes left to play to defeat St. Francis Brooklyn 63-58 in the first of two meetings between the two Brooklyn schools. [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn did enough to get by CCSU to win their fourth straight

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LIU’s Jerome Frink knocking away CCSU’s Tyson Batiste shot attempt in their win Thursday night. (Photo: Bob Dea – BHJ)

It sure wasn’t pretty but at the end of the day, any win is a good win and for LIU Brooklyn they made just enough plays on a night in which they didn’t play their best basketball in coming away with a 60-49 win over Central Connecticut State at the Steinberg Wellness Center Thursday night.

LIU was able to shake off a slow start in which they didn’t score their first point until four minutes had passed and didn’t get their first field goal until well over six minutes in.

The Blackbirds got going with an 8-0 run led by a pair of threes from sophomore Raul Frias but CCSU immediately answered with a 6-0 run of their own but LIU retook the lead for good following an Iverson Fleming three-pointer which put them up 14-11 with 6:43 left.  [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn impressively sweep Western PA trip, now 3-1 in NEC

It is always tricky when NEC teams, especially those in the tri-state area as well as Bryant, have to make the long bus trip to Western Pennsylvania to face Robert Morris and Saint Francis U on the road. Teams from out east usually never look forward to the multiple-hour ride to Moon Township and Loretto.

LIU Brooklyn this weekend made the journey out west to face Robert Morris on Thursday and Saint Francis U. on Saturday and left Western Pennsylvania with a pair of impressive road wins, defeating RMU 65-54 and defeating SFU 83-70. [Read more…]

Agosto’s return and Frink’s double-double helps lead LIU Brooklyn past Bryant

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#2 Jashaun Agosto returned to LIU lineup after a one-game absence and gave them a much-needed jolt vs Bryant Saturday afternoon. (Photo: Bob Dea – BHJ)

Yes, it is only the second game of the Northeast Conference season but with a looming trip to Western Pennsylvania to face Robert Morris and St. Francis U. next weekend, it was a big game for LIU Brooklyn to try and get at home against Bryant Saturday afternoon.

The Blackbirds got a huge boost from starting point guard Jashaun Agosto after he missed Thursday’s heartbreaking loss to Mount St. Mary’s and along with another double-double from senior forward Jerome Frink, LIU Brooklyn built a 17-point halftime lead and would go on to beat Bryant 74-63 to even their NEC record at 1-1 and snap a four-game losing streak in the process. [Read more…]

Chris Wray’s buzzer-beater sinks LIU Brooklyn in NEC opener

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Chris Wray just got the game-winning layup up over the outstretch hand of Raiquan Clark to beat LIU 67-65 at the Steinberg Wellness Center in the NEC opener for both teams. (Photo: Bob Dea – BHJ)

In what was a tight and at times a chippy affair between Mount St. Mary’s and LIU Brooklyn at the Steinberg Wellness Center in the 2016-17 Northeast Conference opener, it came down to the final 4.2 seconds to determine a winner.

Mount St. Mary’s junior forward Chris Wray went coast-to-coast and put in a layup high off the glass and possibly off the fingertips of LIU’s Raiquan Clark to beat the Blackbirds on the road 67-65 in a heartbreaking fashion.

LIU Brooklyn couldn’t hold on to a nine-point halftime lead and that built up to eleven after a Nura Zanna dunk to start the second half scoring.  [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn falls to Niagara at Barclays Center to finish off non-conference play

Freshman Jashaun Agosto driving to the hoop for two of his 14 points vs Niagara. Photo: bob Dea - BHJ)

Freshman Jashaun Agosto driving to the hoop for two of his 14 points vs Niagara. (Photo: Bob Dea – BHJ)

For LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball, their non-conference schedule had been a tale of two months.

After a fast 6-1 start to their season in the month of November, the Blackbirds have struggled in the month of December and things didn’t get any better Wednesday night as they were defeated by the Niagara Purple Eagles on the Brooklyn Nets’ Barclays Center floor, 75-66, and dropped their third straight game and five out of their last six.

The only saving grace out of the month of December, the upset victory over St. John’s at Barclays back on December 11th. Things would be even worse if it wasn’t for that. [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn falls to previously winless Dartmouth in their return to the SWC

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In their return back to the Steinberg Wellness Center, LIU Brooklyn loses to previously 0-9 Dartmouth. (Photo: Bob Dea – BHJ)

It had been well over a month since the LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball team lasted played on their home floor on campus. The Blackbirds didn’t get the return home they were looking for.

Dartmouth, who came to Brooklyn winless at 0-9, left with their first win of the season with an 82-68 victory at the Steinberg Wellness Center on Sunday afternoon.

Last season, Dartmouth beat up on LIU in a 79-56 win and it was pretty much a replay of that same game.

The Big Green took the game to LIU from pretty much the opening tip. The Blackbirds came out of the gate looking flat for whatever reason and could never seem to get things going at all throughout the game especially in the second half. [Read more…]