A season of incredible highs and lows finally came to a halt on Wednesday night when the Blackbirds started slowly, briefly took the lead and then wilted at the end to fall to James Madison 68-55 in the First Four at the University of Dayton Arena.
It may be the third time in a row LIU Brooklyn has won the Northeast conference tournament, but this championship was anything but secure for the Blackbirds.
The fight broke out during a welcome-back party for students at the Brooklyn campus on Saturday.
Iona guard Scott Machado, who led the nation in assists, is the winner of the Haggerty Award, presented to the outstanding college basketball player in the New York area.
With the annual Haggerty Award Dinner set for Thursday night at the Tarrytown Marriott, we unveil our end of season awards.
Since starting 5-6, LIU has won nine games in a row and is in sole possession of first place in the NEC with a perfect 8-0 record in conference play.