LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY BLACKBIRDS NEWS

LIU Brooklyn shoots past Sacred Heart 80-75

Gerrell Martin scored a career-high 26 points and Jason Brickman scored 14 and compiled 12 more assists as he climbed into fourth place nationally with 987 career assists as LIU Brooklyn defeated Sacred Heart 80-75 in a makeup game Tuesday night. Brickman scored eight points - including back-to-back 3-pointers - as the Blackbirds (9-18, 4-10 Northeast Conference) opened on a 13...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

LIU Brooklyn upsets St. Francis (NY), 69-68

Troy Joseph converted two free throws with 6 seconds left to allow LIU-Brooklyn to upset St. Francis, 69-68 Sunday. Ben Mockford drilled a 3-pointer as time expired to pull St. Francis within one. The loss knocked the Terriers (15-11, 6-5) out of a tie with Wagner for third place in the Northeast Conference standings and into a tie with Mount St. Mary's for fifth. The Blackbirds...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryant rallies, beats LIU-Brooklyn 87-79

Dyami Starks and Alex Francis combined for 47 points and Bryant erased a 10 point halftime deficit in beating LIU-Brooklyn 87-79 on Thursday night. Starks entered the game with 991 points and joined the 1,000 point club for Bryant just past the midway point of his junior season. Starks logged 23 points, while Francis added 24 points and 11 rebounds. LIU-Brooklyn (6-12, 1-4 Northeast...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Reigning NEC Champ LIU Brooklyn Needs Buzzer Beater To Defeat Lamar

Photo: Kin Man Hui, San Antonio Express-News The early portion of the 2013-14 season has not been easy for LIU Brooklyn (4-6), the three-time defending champions in the Northeast Conference. Injuries have been popping up as often as Jason Brickman assists, and the Blackbirds’ definition of defense is generously broad. With only eight, healthy scholarship players practices have...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

LIU Brooklyn rallies for 74-72 win over Norfolk St

Gerrell Martin scored 16 points, including the game-winning layup in the final seconds, to lift LIU Brooklyn to a 74-72 comeback victory over Norfolk State on Sunday. The Blackbirds (2-4) trailed by six points with barely two minutes remaining in the game, but tied it up at 72 with an 8-2 run sparked by a pair of E.J. Reed free throws followed immediately by a 3-pointer by Troy...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

LIU Beats Norfolk State in a Thriller 74-72

A little home cooking was exactly what the Long Island University Blackbirds needed this afternoon. After an 0-3 road trip to the west coast, the reeling Blackbirds returned home to Brooklyn Sunday to face a talented Norfolk State team. It took 39 minutes and 59 seconds of game clock, but All-American candidate Jason Brickman found Gerrell Martin streaking in and hit him with a...
Via College Hoops Digest
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Film Session: 3-pointers down the stretch

In the closing minutes of Tuesday night’s narrow 73-72 victory over LIU Brooklyn, both the Blackbirds and Hoosiers nailed open 3-point looks to keep things interesting. A look at how Jason Brickman worked his magic to get teammates open and how IU found some open looks in the right corner against the 1-2-2 zone in […]The post Film Session: 3-pointers down the stretch appeared...
Via Inside the Hall
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

LIU Brooklyn holds on to beat St. Peter's 87-80

Gerrell Martin scored 24 points and made six 3-pointers to lead LIU Brooklyn past St. Peter's 87-80 on Saturday in a season opener for both teams. Jason Brickman added 13 points and dished out 14 assists. Brickman led all Division I players in assists last season with 290. He now needs 267 assists to become the fourth player in NCAA history to have 1,000 assists. Gilbert Parga...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

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 Brooklyn earns NCAA berth with Northeast title

The feel-good story for Mount Saint Mary's was cut short in the championship game of the Northeast Conference tournament. C.J. Garner scored 31 points and LIU Brooklyn punched its ticket for the NCAA tournament with a 91-70 win over Mount St. Mary's on Tuesday night - the Blackbirds' third straight conference title. The fifth-seeded Mountaineers came in riding a nine...
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March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

LIU Brooklyn earns trip to Big Dance

C.J. Garner scored a career-high 31 points and LIU Brooklyn punched its ticket for the NCAA tournament with a 91-70 win over Mount St. Mary's on Tuesday night in the finals of the Northeast Conference tournament. Jamal Olasewere added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Blackbirds (20-13), who became the only team to win three straight conference tournament titles. Coach Jack...
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March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

LIU Brooklyn 96, Quinnipiac 90

Jamal Olasewere and C.J. Garner combined to score 63 points Saturday to help Long Island Brooklyn defeat Quinnipiac 96-90 and lock up at least one home game in the upcoming Northeast Conference tournament. Olasewere tallied a career-high 33 points and 10 rebounds, while former high school teammate Garner added a personal-best 30 points. Brandon Thompson, who had 11 points, capped...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

LIU Brooklyn 83, St. Francis (NY) 75

Jamal Olasewere scored 20 points and made a pair of crucial plays as LIU Brooklyn fended off St. Francis Brooklyn 83-75 Sunday, sweeping the season series. Trailing by one with 1:23 remaining, Olasewere took a feed from Jason Brickman and converted on a spin move in the paint to push the Blackbirds (13-11, 8-4 Northeast Conference) ahead for good. He also made a bank shot for an...
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February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

LIU Brooklyn defeats St. Francis Brooklyn 83-75

Jamal Olasewere scored 20 points and made a pair of crucial plays as LIU Brooklyn fended off St. Francis Brooklyn 83-75 Sunday, sweeping the season series. Trailing by one with 1:23 remaining, Olasewere took a feed from Jason Brickman and converted on a spin move in the paint to push the Blackbirds (13-11, 8-4 Northeast Conference) ahead for good. He also made a bank shot for an...
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February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

LIU Brooklyn 81, CCSU 75

Jamal Olasewere scored 25 points with 14 rebounds as LIU Brooklyn pulled away from Central Connecticut State 81-75 Thursday night in Northeast Conference action. Olasewere had 15 points and 10 rebounds in the first half to secure his eighth double-double of the season. Coming off a 60-57 loss to Robert Morris that snapped their six-game winning streak, the Blackbirds (12-11, 7...
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February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

LIU Brooklyn 82, St. Francis (Pa.) 62

Booker Hucks matched his career high with 20 points off the bench as LIU Brooklyn won its sixth straight game 82-62 over St. Francis (Pa.) Thursday night for a Northeast Conference victory. Hucks hit a career-high five 3-pointers. The senior is 9-of-13 shooting from deep over his past two games and has made 45.5 percent (15 of 33) from deep in 10.8 minutes per game this season for...
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January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

LIU Brooklyn 79, Bryant 78

Jamal Olasewere scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half and grabbed a last-second rebound to preserve LIU Brooklyn's 79-78 victory over Bryant Saturday. The Blackbirds (10-10, 5-3), the two-time defending Northeast Conference champs, trailed 49-42 at halftime before rallying. Bryant (13-6, 6-2) got 25-points from Dyami Starks, who hit six 3-pointers. Frankie Dobbs added...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

LIU Brooklyn overtakes St. Francis Brooklyn 78-68

C.J. Garner scored 22 points and Jamal Olasewere added 20 as LIU Brooklyn shot 75 percent in the second half to rally past St. Francis Brooklyn 78-68 Thursday night. The Blackbirds (9-10, 4-3 Northeast Conference) made 18 of 24 shots in the second half, when they came back from a 33-21 deficit to defeat the Terriers (8-10, 4-3) for the fifth straight time. Garner scored 17 second...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

LIU Brooklyn 78, St. Francis (NY) 68

C.J. Garner scored 22 points and Jamal Olasewere added 20 as LIU Brooklyn shot 75 percent in the second half to rally past St. Francis Brooklyn 78-68 Thursday night. The Blackbirds (9-10, 4-3 Northeast Conference) made 18 of 24 shots in the second half, when they came back from a 33-21 deficit to defeat the Terriers (8-10, 4-3) for the fifth straight time. Garner scored 17 second...
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January 24, 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

LIU Brooklyn 97, Rice 70

Jamal Olasewere scored 26 points, leading four players in double figures, to help LIU-Brooklyn beat Rice 97-70 on Wednesday night. Olasewere, who was 8 of 12 from the field, had eight rebounds. C.J. Garner scored 16 points, and Brandon Thompson had 14, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range. Julian Boyd added 13 points. Jason Brickman had nine assists. Rice led by a point at the 14...
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December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

LIU Brooklyn 71, Lafayette 60

Julian Boyd scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked two shots to help LIU Brooklyn beat Lafayette 71-60 on Saturday. Jamal Olasewere finished with 15 points, 11 rebounds and five steals for the Blackbirds (2-4), who have won two straight. Jason Brickman had 12 points and 10 assists, and C.J. Garner added 11 points. LIU Brooklyn trailed 42-39 with 11:54 left in the second...
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December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

LIU Brooklyn 70, Columbia 61

Julian Boyd scored 19 points and LIU Brooklyn knocked off Columbia 70-61 Wednesday night for the Blackbirds' first win of the season. Jamal Olasewere and Jason Brickman added 16 points apiece for LIU Brooklyn (1-4), which extended its winning streak at the Wellness Recreation and Athletic Center to 28 games. The Blackbirds, coming off a 104-75 loss at No. 8 Kentucky, led by...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

LIU-Brooklyn picked to win NEC

Two-time defending champion LIU-Brooklyn has been picked as the preseason favorite in the Northeast Conference. The Blackbirds, who will be led by first-year coach Jack Perri, received nine of the 12 first-place votes cast by the league's coaches on Tuesday. Robert Morris, which received the other first-place votes, was second followed by Wagner, Quinnipiac, St. Francis, N...
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October 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Suspensions lifted for 4 LIU players in brawl

The star of the Long Island University Brooklyn basketball team and three teammates arrested in a campus brawl had their suspensions lifted Monday and were instead put on school probation and will be suspended for two games each. Julian Boyd, a forward who was named the Northeast Conference player of the year last year, and three other players, Jamal Olaswere, Troy Joseph and C...
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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