Some notes on tonight’s opponent: LIU-Brooklyn

Some notes on LIU-Brooklyn, Kentucky’s opponent tonight at 7:00 at Rupp Arena.

The Blackbirds appear to be a different team than the one that has been to the NCAA Tournament the past two years.

  • The Blackbirds are 0-3 with losses to Morehead State, Lafayette and Maryland
  • Lost to Morehead 77-74 at Barclays Center same night UK beat Maryland
  • Lost 98-94 in overtime at Lafayette
  • UK beat Lafayette 101-49 at Rupp
  • Lost 91-74 at Maryland last Friday
  • Opponents are shooting 51.8 percent
  • Opponents are shooting 49 percent from three
  • Jason Brickman has 26 assists in three games
  • Jamal Olasewere is averaging 22.3 points per game
  • Julian Boyd is averaging 18 points per game
  • Olaswere is averaging 7.3 rebounds, Boyd 7.0.
  • Jack Perri is in his first season as the LIU-Brooklyn head coach
  • Perri was an LIU-Brooklyn assistant for seven seasons
  • Team has six players from Texas on the roster, including three from San Antonio
  • Blackbirds have just two New York players on roster
  •  LIU-Brooklyn is in the Northeast Conference
  • The Blackbirds went 25-9 last year
  • Team lost to Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament West Region second round
  • Head coach Jim Ferry left to become the head coach at Duquense
  •  LIU was the second-highest scoring team in the nation last year
  • Blackbirds averaged 81.4 points per game


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