Three Blackbirds garner NEC MBB honors; Frink selected 2017 NEC Player of the Year

Iverson Fleming, Jerome Frink and Jashaun Agosto, LIU Brooklyn's 2017 NEC Postseason awards honorees.

Iverson Fleming, Jerome Frink and Jashaun Agosto, LIU Brooklyn’s 2017 NEC Postseason awards honorees. (Photos: Bob Dea – BHJ)

It was an award-winning Tuesday for three LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball players as the Northeast Conference announced their annual postseason awards.

Freshman guard Jashaun Agosto, senior guard Iverson Fleming and redshirt senior forward Jerome Frink were all named to All-NEC teams while Fleming and Frink also were named for individual honors.

Jashaun Agosto was named to the All-NEC Rookie team after an outstanding first collegiate season which saw him start in all 30 games played this season. The freshman out of Seattle, Washington finished fifth among all NEC freshman in scoring at 11.1 points per game and third among NEC freshman and twelveth in the NEC overall in assists at 3.0 assists per game. Agosto shot nearly 41 percent from the field this season and 38.6 percent from three while going nearly 75 percent from the foul line. [Read more…]

2017 BHJ’s NEC Postseason Awards

It was another season of change in the Northeast Conference in 2016-17. Only one NEC first-team selection and six players from the three All-NEC teams returned back this season resulting in a new wave of talent getting their opportunity to shine.

After four hard-fought months of basketball and two months of battling each other for NEC supremacy, it is time once again to dish out our version of the NEC postseason awards and gives recognition to all those who had excellent seasons in 2016-17 for their teams.
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LIU Brooklyn closes out regular season winners of six straight, gets to 20 wins. Earns the two-seed in next week’s NEC Tournament.

The LIU Brooklyn mens basketball team poses for the camera after a thriller overtime win at Wagner Saturday for win #20 of the season. Photo: Bob Dea - BHJ)

The LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball team poses for the camera after a thriller overtime win at Wagner Saturday for their 20th win of the season. (Photo: Bob Dea – BHJ)

LIU Brooklyn will enter next week’s NEC men’s basketball tournament as the hottest team in the conference as Blackbirds earned their toughest two-game road sweep of the season, winning at both Mount St. Mary’s and Wagner, thus entering the postseason on a six-game win streak.

LIU started the week two games behind Mount St. Mary’s for the top-seed and would need to win at one of the tougher road gyms in the conference if they wanted any shot at taking away that one-seed from the Mountaineers.

The Blackbirds fell behind by as much as ten right off the tip as Mount led 12-2 barely six minutes in. Sophomore guard Raul Frias would make a pair of threes on back-to-back LIU possessions to stymie the Mount momentum and steady the game for them. [Read more…]

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…]

LIU Brooklyn edges Sacred Heart to get back on track

LIU Brooklyns Iverson Fleming rebounded from his tough game at FDU with a game-high 22 points against Sacred Heart Thursday night. Bob Dea - BHJ)

LIU Brooklyn’s Iverson Fleming rebounded from his tough game at FDU with a game-high 22 points against Sacred Heart Thursday night. (Photo: Bob Dea – BHJ)

LIU Brooklyn returned to action on Thursday looking to start a new winning streak which was snapped on Saturday in their loss to first-place Fairleigh Dickinson on the road.

The Blackbirds with the help of their starting upperclassmen made just enough plays to edge out Sacred Heart at the Pitt Center in their 60-57 victory Thursday night.

LIU got off to a slow start and trailed 10-3 nearly six and half minutes into the game which saw LIU head coach Jack Perri visible frustrated and looking for some kind of spark to get his team going. Perri even inserted little-used walk-on Mitchell McMullen as well as sparsely-used senior Glenn Feidanga into the game five minutes in before quickly going back to his starters.  [Read more…]

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


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


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…]