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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Fairleigh Dickinson snaps LIU Brooklyn’s six-game win streak with impressive 83-66 win

In the battle of 6-1 teams, it was a dominating home performance by FDU over LIU Brooklyn. (Photo: Bob Dea - BHJ)

In the battle of 6-1 teams, it was a dominating home performance by FDU over LIU Brooklyn. (Photo: Bob Dea – BHJ)

It was supposed to be a premier matchup between two of the three first-place teams in the Northeast Conference entering today. But Fairleigh Dickinson came with their explosive offense and added a strong defensive game and took advantage of LIU Brooklyn miscues in the first half to open up a healthy lead which LIU couldn’t overcome and snapped the Blackbirds six-game win streak with an impressive 83-66 win at the Stratis Arena in Teaneck, NJ.

LIU lead for all of 15 seconds in this game in the early stages as FDU were quick to take advantage of LIU turnovers and turn them into points.

LIU were able to stay with the Knights even after going cold from the field due to FDU’s foul woes that saw LIU reach the double bonus with 10:46 left in the first half.  [Read more…]