Blackbirds start slow, wilt at end in First Four

In December, LIU Brooklyn lost its best player, Julian Boyd, to a season-ending knee injury. That could have been the end of the Blackbirds' two-year run as Northeast Conference champions. Instead of folding, the Blackbirds turned around a season filled with adversity by winning their last five games to win a record third consecutive league tournament title and earn a third...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

LIU's Boyd to miss rest of season

Julian Boyd's pain is helping him handle hearing bad news for a second time. The reigning Northeast Conference player of the year found out over the weekend that a torn ACL in his right knee has ended his season eight games in. It was after his freshman season at LIU Brooklyn that Boyd had gone through something like this before. Before the 2009-10 season, Boyd, who had been...
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December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Quoth the Blackbird: We can pull it off

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It must be spring. The Blackbirds are chirping. The Long Island University Blackbirds, that is. Syracuse was in danger Thursday against North Carolina-Asheville of becoming the first No. 1 seed to lose to a 16 seed in the NCAA tournament before rallying late to survive and advance. Michigan State will take the floor at Nationwide Arena sometime after 9 p.m. ET...
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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Long Island University teammates join up for sick, half-court alley-oop (video)

Long Island University Blackbirds teammates C.J. Garner and Julian Boyd partnered up for one of the best dunks of the year during the squad’s matchup with the Robert Morris Eagles in the Northeast Conference championship game. With the team leading 57-45 midway through the second half, Garner spotted Boyd headed toward the basket. From about [...]
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March 09, 2012  |  Discuss

LIU 106, Monmouth (NJ) 86

Julian Boyd scored 28 points and Long Island University shot 72.8 percent in the second half to defeat Monmouth (N.J.) 106-86 on Saturday for the Blackbirds' seventh straight win. LIU (12-6, 6-0 Northeast Conference) posted its highest point total of the season, making 24 of 33 field goals in the second half to break open a six-point game at halftime. The Blackbirds shot 63...
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January 14, 2012  |  Discuss

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