Tag Archives: Joel Hernandez

34 Teams in 34 Days: 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

Observations and Notes From NEC Media Day

For the fifth straight year, I traveled to the Barclay’s Center to cover NEC Social Media Day, an event I always enjoy covering. Besides getting to catch up with a majority of the league’s coaches and SIDs, this day also signals that college basketball is right around the corner! Continue reading

Enigmatic LIU Brooklyn Eliminates Broome, Sacred Heart

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – As LIU Brooklyn eviscerated Sacred Heart in the first half Wednesday night, a natural question to ask was where the heck this team had been all season.

The simple answer is they were there the whole way. Sometimes.

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Hermannsson, LIU Brooklyn Hitting Stride As NEC Tourney Looms

BROOKLYN – LIU Brooklyn has passed the eye test as NEC contenders pretty much all season long, but alas that only works in multi-bid conferences when you’re canvasing for an at-large handout from the NCAA Selection Committee.

In one-bid leagues, it’s just the cold, hard, facts, ma’am, and the bottom line is the Blackbirds looked about as far from being NEC contenders as the local weathermen were in their forecasts back on Jan. 23, when LIU and St. Francis Brooklyn played on despite travel bans and two feet of snow outside.

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LIU 77, Mount St. Mary’s 74: LIU Hoping Talent Trumps Experience

LIU Brooklyn doesn’t have a single senior on its roster and sometimes that inexperience really shows. Such as when the Blackbirds allow Mount St. Mary’s to grab 44% of its offensive rebounds during the first half. Continue reading