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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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Peter's 80, LIU Brooklyn 67

Desi Washington scored 28 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field to lead St. Peter's to an 80-67 victory over LIU Brooklyn on Wednesday night. The Blackbirds played without leading scorer Julian Boyd, who tore his ACL in the victory against Rice on Dec. 12. He will miss the rest of the season. Boyd, who averaged 18.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game, was the reigning Northeast...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2012  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

LIU Brooklyn 88, Hofstra 84

Booker Hucks made a 3-pointer with 40 seconds to left and LIU Brooklyn overcame a 16-point deficit in the second half to defeat Hofstra 88-84 on Saturday. Hofstra controlled the early portion of the second half, taking a 62-46 lead when Adam Savion scored on a driving layup with 12:01 remaining. But the Blackbirds chipped away at the deficit, and eventually cut the margin to four...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 8 Kentucky routs LIU-Brooklyn, 104-75

LIU-Brooklyn coach Jack Perri refused to use the difference in talent level between his small school and powerhouse Kentucky for a lopsided loss. The Blackbirds led 43-40 with four minutes left in the first half but faded fast and lost to the No. 8 Wildcats on Friday night, 104-75. ''They're a lot more athletic. But we've got to compete at a higher level,'&...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 8 Kentucky routs LIU-Brooklyn

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin each scored 22 points and the No. 8 Wildcats ran away from winless LIU-Brooklyn 104-75 on Friday night. Goodwin added nine rebounds and nine assists. Poythress also had nine rebounds as the Wildcats (4-1) won their third in a row. Fellow freshman forward Nerlens Noel added 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists for Kentucky...
Via Fox Sports South
November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Morehead St. 77, LIU Brooklyn 74

Milton Chavis scored 24 points and Morehead State beat LIU-Brooklyn 77-74 on Friday night in the first college basketball game played in the new Barclays Center. Bakari Turner made both ends of a 1-and-1 with 5.6 seconds left to end a 10-0 run by LIU-Brooklyn and give the Eagles the three-point lead. C.J. Garner's 3-point attempt at the buzzer bounced off the rim. Devon Atkinson...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

LIU suspends four after brawl

The star of the Long Island University Brooklyn basketball team and three other players were suspended Friday after they were arrested on assault charges following a campus brawl. Julian Boyd, a forward named the Northeast Conference player of the year last year, high scorers Jamal Olasewere and Troy Joseph, and a fourth player, C.J. Garner, were arrested Thursday. They were arraigned...
Via Fox Sports
September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

The Road to the 2013 NBA Draft - Seniors - Part IV

Less than two months from the start of the college basketball season, and the road to the 2013 NBA Draft has begun.  It’s time to continue my look at this year’s senior class and some brief notes on areas where they need to show improvement to maximize their value at the next level. (You can read previous entries here:  Part I; Part II; Part III) Remember, these are not meant...
Via NBA Draft Blog
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

LIU picks Perri to replace Ferry

LIU Brooklyn has promoted assistant Jack Perri to replace Jim Ferry as head men's basketball coach. Ferry, who led the Blackbirds to the NCAA tournament the past two seasons, left Tuesday for Duquesne. Perri was on the staff at LIU for seven seasons, the last five as associate head coach. The Blackbirds won the Northeast Conference regular-season and tournament titles the...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 16, 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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Spartans to face the Blackbirds to start the big dance

Columbus, Ohio — For those who aren’t familiar with the LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds just know that this team can play. LIU-Brooklyn is not new to the madness that is March, as they found themselves in the NCAA Tournament last year as a #15 seed. The Blackbirds fell short to the North Carolina Tar Heels 102-87 in the first round. This year, the Blackbirds went 16-2 in the Northeast...
Via isportsweb.com
March 15, 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 [...]
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Robert Morris can't keep pace with LIU in NEC

Slow and steady was the pace Robert Morris wanted to play. Instead, the Colonials were lured into Long Island University's up-tempo game - and they couldn't keep up with the fast-breaking Blackbirds. Looking for its third NCAA tournament bid in four years, Robert Morris was run out of Brooklyn by top-seeded LIU, 90-73 in the Northeast Conference championship game Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

LIU flies into NCAAs by beating Robert Morris

C.J. Garner scored 21 points, Julian Boyd and Jason Brickman each added 18, and Long Island University's fast-breaking Blackbirds made it two straight Northeast Conference championships with a 90-73 victory against Robert Morris on Wednesday night. In a rematch of last season's NEC title game thriller, the Blackbirds (25-8) didn't need overtime to fend off the Colonials...
Via Fox Sports
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

LIU locks up tournament bid

C.J. Garner scored 21 points, Julian Boyd and Jason Brickman each added 18, and Long Island University's fast-breaking Blackbirds made it two straight Northeast Conference championships with a 90-73 victory against Robert Morris on Wednesday night. In a rematch of last season's NEC title game thriller, the Blackbirds (25-8) didn't need overtime to fend off the Colonials...
Via Fox Sports
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Previewing the Northeast Conference and Patriot League Finals

With Championship Week in full swing, here's a quick look at the title games in the Northeast Conference and the Patriot League, both of which take place on Wednseday night. Northeast: LIU Brooklyn vs. Robert Morris LIU took home the Regular Season Championship by finishing 16-2 in the league, but one of those two losses game at Robert Morris in the lone meeting between the...
Via Run the Floor
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

LIU 78, Quinnipiac 75

Julian Boyd scored 21 points and Long Island University-Brooklyn sank just enough free throws down the stretch to beat Quinnipiac 78-75 Sunday night in the Northeast Conference tournament semifinal round. Boyd laid in the basket that put the top-seeded Blackbirds (24-8) ahead for good, 71-69, with 3:38 to play, but they couldn't convert all their free throw chances in the final...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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