Joel Hernandez didn’t want to see his season end. Continue reading “Joel Hernandez Delivers NEC Title To LIU Brooklyn”
Jashaun Agosto misses his first eight shots from the field, but he knocked down two big free throws as LIU Brooklyn came back from nine points down at halftime to defeat Fairleigh Dickinson 78-77 in an entertaining affair at the Steinberg Center on Saturday afternoon. Continue reading “LIU Brooklyn Sneaks Past Fairleigh Dickinson”
If St. Francis Brooklyn was going to have any chance of upsetting its crosstown rival LIU Brooklyn in the NEC Tournament quarterfinals the Terriers had to shoot well. Continue reading “St. Francis Brooklyn Falls to Rival LIU Brooklyn in NEC Quarterfinals”
Well, the 43rd annual Battle of Brooklyn game between St. Francis Brooklyn and LIU Brooklyn at the Steinberg Wellness Center Thursday night had it all.
In a game of huge importance for both teams, St. Francis Brooklyn in a three-way tie for second and LIU Brooklyn, still with hope of hosting a NEC tournament quarterfinal game on Wednesday night, each brought an intensity and a desire to win that has made this rivalry between the two Division I Brooklyn schools, one of the best in the NEC if not among one of the most underrated in the nation. Continue reading “St. Francis Brooklyn 76 LIU Brooklyn 81: Five Thoughts from the 43rd annual Battle of Brooklyn”
In a matchup of two three-win teams thus far, Stony Brook traveled west on the dreaded Long Island Expressway Monday night to Downtown Brooklyn to visit the Steinberg Wellness Center for the first time ever to play LIU Brooklyn in unexpectedly just the second-ever meeting between the two area schools.
In what turned out to be a tight affair pretty much throughout, LIU Brooklyn came away with a 75-71 victory behind the combination of Joel Hernandez, Raiquan Clark and a rather surprising career-high performance from Julius van Sauers. The three players combined for 59 out of LIU’s 75 points. Continue reading “LIU Brooklyn gets by Stony Brook for second straight win”
In the previous 72 hours, I embarked on a two games in three days journey following LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball as they returned back to the tri-state area after playing their previous four games in Jamaica (the Caribbean island, not Queens) and up in the New England area at UMass-Lowell and Brown where they went just 1-3 and entered the week with a bit of a disappointing 2-5 record. Continue reading “Five thoughts on NJIT-LIU Brooklyn and Hartford-LIU Brooklyn in the last 72 hours”
For new LIU Brooklyn head coach Derek Kellogg, it is a fresh start with a new team in a new conference in a new state, a new city, a new borough. Continue reading “Two Eras Cross Paths In Hope Of A Special Season At LIU Brooklyn”
Outlook: A new era begins with Derek Kellogg now at the helm of the Blackbirds. Their strong backcourt returns but with question marks in the frontcourt and off the bench, do they have a realistic chance at making a run at the NEC title this season? Continue reading “34 Teams in 34 Days: LIU Brooklyn”
As we move deep into the summer, I have begun my annual exercise of interviewing NEC coaches for the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Now that I have a stronger understanding of who’ll be rostered come November, I decided to offer my opinion on who the winners and losers of this offseason were. Continue reading “NEC Winners and Losers of the Offseason”
Multiple reports have confirmed the news first Tweeted by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that former UMass head coach Derek Kellogg will be announced as the 14th head coach in LIU Brooklyn history tomorrow.