LIU Brooklyn Headed Back to Big Dance; Blackbirds Fly Past Robert Morris Again

It was the same matchup as the 2011 title tilt, and it yielded a similar result.  Facing No. 3 Robert Morris in the NEC Men’s Basketball Championship Game for the second year in a row, top-seeded LIU Brooklyn posted a 90-73 victory to earn its another trip to the NCAA Tournament.

LIU junior forward Julian Boyd followed up his NEC Player of the Year award by claiming Tournament MVP honors.  The 6-foot-7 post player logged 18 points and 10 rebounds.  Meanwhile, sophomore point guard Jason Brickman notched a double-double, too, with 18 points and a title game record 11 assists.

There was a Dance Party on the corner on Ashland Place and Dekalb Ave. for a second straight year.


Photo courtesy of LIU Brooklyn Sports Information


NortheastConference.TV was on the scene Wednesday night in Downtown Brooklyn…  



Tournament Tweet of the Day (Mar. 8)
@NellyNel14 – Here are the @ESPN hilites of @LIUBasketball’s @necbbt W. The CJ Garner to Julian Boyd halfcrt alley is #indescribable

Thanks to Nelly for disseminating highlights of his Blackbirds’ second straight NEC Championship Game victory.  And he’s right, the #AlleyOOP is #WordsCanNotDescribe

Tournament Image of the Day (Mar. 8)  


It was a night to remember for LIU in Brooklyn on Wednesday and SuperFan @NellyNel14 was there.  The LIU Brooklyn Blackbird die-hard snapped a few photos, including this one (above) during the postgame Dance Party.  And FYI, We here at Overtime! weren’t the only ones who thought this photo was a keeper.  SportsNet New York anchor Kirk Gimenez (@KirkSNY) retweeted @NellyNel14 and added the comment “Great pic!”


Tournament Tweet of the Day (Mar. 7)
@DCTViper89 – These guys are diving all over the place. Who wants it more? @necbbt 

This outspoken Central fan clearly would have loved to see his Blue Devils playing for the NEC crown on Wednesday night, but none the less he felt the need to Tweet his appreciation for the hard  play and effort Robert Morris and LIU put forth before a national TV audience on ESPN2.


Tournament Image of the Day (Mar. 7)  


The Robert Morris cheer team made the trip out east to support the Colonials on both Tuesday and Wednesday.  After rooting on the ladies in Tuesday’s women’s hoops semifinal at Sacred Heart, RMU cheer took some time to enjoy the sites and sounds of the New York Metro Area prior to Wednesday’s men’s title tilt tip-off in Brooklyn.  A Special #Overtime! shoutout to @AshMarie_B for sharing the above photo via Twitter!


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