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…]

2016-17 LIU Gameday Opponent Notes – Game 19 – St. Francis Brooklyn

Opponent Info

Opponent: St. Francis Brooklyn
Nickname: Terriers
Conference: NEC
This season’s record: 4-14, 2-3 NEC Recent Game: Loss vs Sacred Heart
Head Coach: Glenn Braica (7th season)
Current KenPom ranking: 339

Game Information

Location: Steinberg Wellness Center
Time: 3:00 pm
Online: ESPN3 & NEC Front Row (PBP -Ray Martel, Color – Mike Kerr)
Live Stats: http://www.sidearmstats.com/liubrooklyn/mbball/

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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…]

2016-17 LIU Gameday Opponent Notes – Game 17 – Saint Francis U.

Opponent Info

Opponent: Saint Francis U.
Nickname: Red Flash
Conference: NEC
This season’s record: 5-9, 2-1 NEC Recent Game: Win vs St. Francis Brooklyn
Head Coach: Rob Krimmel (5th season)
Current KenPom ranking: 289

Game Information

Location: DeGol Arena
Time: 4:00 pm
Online: NEC Front Row (PBP -Pat Farabaugh, Color – Bernie Jubeck)
Live Stats: http://sidearmstats.com/francis/mbball/

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2016-17 LIU Gameday Opponent Notes – Game 16 – Robert Morris

Opponent Info

Opponent: Robert Morris
Nickname: Colonials
Conference: NEC
This season’s record: 5-10, 1-1 NEC Recent Game: Loss at FDU
Head Coach: Andy Toole (7th season)
Current KenPom ranking: 256

Game Information

Location: Sewall Center
Time: 7:00 pm
Online: NEC Front Row (PBP – Chris Shovlin & Color – Jim Elias)
Live Stats: http://sidearmstats.com/rmu/mbball/

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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…]