LIU Men’s Basketball team to play in 2K Sports Classic

Jason Brickman lead the nation with 8.5 assists per game in 2012-13 to go with 9.5 PPG. AP Photo.

Jason Brickman lead the nation with 8.5 assists per game in 2012-13 to go with 9.5 PPG. AP Photo.

The Long Island University Brooklyn Men’s Basketball team announced Tuesday that it has been invited to play in the 2013 2K Sports Classic, which benefits the Wounded Warrior Project, beginning with a game in Indiana against the Hoosiers on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Indiana, UConn, Boston College, and Washington, with a combined 102 NCAA Tournament appearances, are headlining the tournament. Each school will host a pair of regional round games from Nov. 12-17 and then will head to Madison Square Garden for the Championship rounds on Nov. 21-22.

The other 12 teams, including LIU Brooklyn, will take part in the subregional rounds of the tournament from Nov. 22-24. The Blackbirds will then play in the Irvine Subregional Round.. They first face UC Irvine on Nov. 22, then Eastern Washington on Nov. 23, and finally Boston University on Nov. 24.

It doesn’t appear that any of the games LIU will take part in will be nationally televised. However, additional television information will be announced at a later date so it is possible that could change.

LIU Brooklyn will be trying for a NEC four-peat this season. It has lost its top player in Jamal Olasewere, but point guard Jason Brickman, who lead the nation in assists with 8.5 per game, and Julian Boyd, the 2012 NEC Player of the Year, return along with second year head coach Jack Perri.

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