Even though NYC Buckets often looks beyond the five boroughs, there is a lot of basketball being played right in New York City. Continue reading
For new LIU Brooklyn head coach Derek Kellogg, it is a fresh start with a new team in a new conference in a new state, a new city, a new borough. Continue reading
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
LIU Brooklyn was constructed as a win-now group for the 2016-17 season, even after Martin Hermannsson decided to take his talents to the European professional leagues in July. Continue reading
It wasn’t quite as close as last season, but for the second season in a row LIU Brooklyn escaped a tight contest against Loyola (MD) with a victory. Continue reading
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
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.
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.
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
For the second time in three games LIU Brooklyn survived. The Blackbirds made the necessary defensive stops down the stretch to come back from a 12-point deficit and pull out a 78-77 victory over North Carolina Central at the Barclays Center on Sunday. Continue reading