The NEC lost two of its three postseason participants on Tuesday night as LIU Brooklyn fell to Radford in the First Four of the NCAA Tournament and Wagner lost at Baylor in the NIT. Continue reading “Quick Thoughts As LIU Brooklyn And Wagner See Their Seasons End”
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”
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”
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”
Everyone makes mistakes in prognostication, especially when it comes to the volatile and unpredictable Northeast Conference. This season I did a fair job at handicapping the teams, at least when compared to last season’s jumble that saw my ninth place team (Fairleigh Dickinson) play in the NCAA Tournament. Continue reading “LIU Brooklyn Emerges As a NEC Contender Despite Turnover”