A blowout and a nail biter featured in LIU Brooklyn latest 2-0 week going into final week of regular season

Iverson Fleming blocks away Charles Tucker last second attempt to preserve LIUs 83-82 win over Sacred Heart on Saturday. Photo: Bob Dea - BHJ)

Iverson Fleming blocks away Charles Tucker last second attempt to preserve LIU Brooklyn’s 83-82 win over Sacred Heart on Saturday. (Photo: Bob Dea – BHJ)

This week was the week before THE week.

Before LIU Brooklyn plays probably their two biggest games of the season in their final week of the regular season, they needed to get by this penultimate week which featured a less than usual buzz-worthy Battle of Brooklyn game at St. Francis Brooklyn and then a matchup of the two hottest teams in the NEC with the Blackbirds hosting Sacred Heart.

On Thursday, LIU Brooklyn took the short journey across Fulton Street to the Pope Physical Education Center at St. Francis Brooklyn to take on the last-place Terriers who have had a tough season as they begin their rebuilding efforts. [Read more…]

2016-17 LIU Brooklyn Men’s Basketball Preview – Part 1 – Front Court

Jerome Frink L) and Nura Zanna R) are back and

Jerome Frink (L) and Nura Zanna (R) are back for one more go-around together in LIU’s front court in 2016-17. (Photo: Bob Dea/BHJ)

Last season, LIU Brooklyn finished with a winning overall record for the first time and a .500 record in the NEC since the 2012-13 season, Jack Perri’s first season as the Blackbirds’ head coach.

It has been a long, and at times, a painful rebuilding process for LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball. Now comes the 2016-17 season and there is quite a bit of optimism surrounding this team heading in, much more so than there has been going into a season in the last few years.

With the Blackbirds coming off a NEC tournament semifinal run and with a mostly senior starting lineup returning for one more run, this is the season Blackbirds fan have been awaiting since the glorious three-year championship run ended back in 2013. [Read more…]

Blackbirds gets fifth 2015 commit with addition of big man Ganlandou Cisse

It has been a busy last 24 hours or so for LIU Brooklyn head coach Jack Perri and his coaching staff. Apparently, on Tuesday they landed not one but two commitments with the addition of combo guard Raul Frias which was learned about yesterday and late spreading news that LIU also landed 6’9”, 215 pounds forward/center Ganlandou Cisse out of Roselle Catholic High School in New Jersey where he was teammates with Kentucky recruit Isaiah Briscoe and South Carolina recruit Chris Silva. [Read more…]