Long Island University
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.
Make no mistake, the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds are a New York team, a melting pot of talent with the city’s street smarts and swagger to back it up.
In a rematch of last season’s NEC title game thriller, the Blackbirds (25-8) didn’t need overtime to fend off the Colonials (24-10) this year and earn another NCAA berth.
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.
Despite not being much of a perimeter threat during the first three years of his career, Scott Machado now has a reliable stroke from deep.
The unidentified professor was taken to an area hospital and is expected to recover.
This is the first time bereaved kids as well as children of first responders have been brought together in an ongoing program, and participants say that integration is crucial.
Many of the youngest children of 9/11 victims feel anxiety, worry about losing their surviving parent, and are now at an age where they’re asking questions.
Jamal Olasewere scored seven of his 31 points in overtime and LIU earned its first NCAA tournament bid in 14 years with an 85-82 overtime victory against two-time defending champion Robert Morris in the Northeast Conference title game Wednesday night.
The Long Island University Blackbirds are having the school’s best season in over a decade, and the best college basketball team in Brooklyn doesn’t have one player from the borough. Fuhgeddabout it.