2016-17 LIU Gameday Opponent Notes – Game 18 – Central Connecticut State

Opponent Info

Opponent: Central Connecticut State
Nickname: Blue Devils
Conference: NEC
This season’s record: 2-13, 0-4 NEC Recent Game: Loss vs Mount St. Mary’s
Head Coach: Donyell Marshall (1st season)
Current KenPom ranking: 342

Game Information

Location: Steinberg Wellness Center
Time: 7:00 pm
Online: NEC Front Row (PBP -Ray Martel, Color – Mike Kerr)
Live Stats: http://www.sidearmstats.com/liubrooklyn/mbball/

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BHJ Photo Gallery: St. John’s – LIU Brooklyn – December 11, 2016

All photos were taken by Bob Dea for Blackbirds Hoops Journal during St. John’s-LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball game at Barclays Center on December 11, 2016. [Read more…]

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/

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LIU Brooklyn: Building Community Connections Through Basketball

(This is a special edition post written by Michael Randazzo)

FORT GREENE, BROOKLYN. – When the LIU Brooklyn women’s basketball team tips off its 2016-17 basketball season Saturday night against Army at the Steinberg Wellness Center, hundreds of local children will be cheering for the Blackbirds, courtesy of LIU’s Games 4 Gear (G4G) program.

Initiated in the 2011-12 season by LIU’s athletic department, G4G is an innovative approach to community-building in neighborhoods surrounding the university’s downtown Brooklyn campus. Vouchers distributed to elementary schools and community centers located throughout the borough provide local children and their families free admission to certain Blackbird men’s and women’s home basketball games. [Read more…]

Another season comes to a close. Time to say Thanks!

Tonight a new men’s basketball champion will be crowned and thus officially ending the 2015-16 college basketball season.

Although, LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball season ended nearly a month ago, for me, I like waiting until the day of the national championship game to proclaim the finality of the season.

As far as LIU Brooklyn goes, it was another up and down season although it did end with them with a winning overall record for the first time in three seasons and a .500 record in the NEC which is the first non-losing conference mark in three seasons as well. [Read more…]

BHJ Photo Gallery: LIU Brooklyn-Sacred Heart NEC Tournament Quarterfinals

All photos taken by Blackbirds Hoops Journal photographer Bob Dea on Wednesday, March 2nd at Sacred Heart’s Pitt Center during the 2016 Northeast Conference quarterfinals. [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn MBB Non-Conference Photo Gallery

This non-conference season, myself along with BHJ photographer Bob Dea, were able to cover six of LIU Brooklyn’s eleven non-conference games. Bob was at all five non-conference home games as well as the Fordham game up in the Bronx and through his lens, we take a look back at LIU Brooklyn non-conference season. One that show them go 6-5 before coming into Northeast Conference play. Hope you enjoy. [Read more…]