LIU BLACKBIRDS: Start 2013-14 Regular Season With 87-80 Victory Over St. Peter's Peacocks.
Next Up - Indiana Hoosiers.
Jason Brickman Scores 13 Points, Issues 14 Assists.
All got off on the right foot, as LIU defeated St. Peter's by an 87-80 final. All five of LIU's starters scored in double-digits, led by a team high 24-points from junior guard Gerrell Martin, while Jason Brickman led all players with 14 assists.
The Peacocks were led by their forwards Marvin Dominique and Quadir Welton. Dominique led all players with both with 31 points and 14 rebounds. Welton added 16 points and 11 rebounds. Although LIU lost the battle on the glass, the Blackbirds employed a familiar recipe to gain victory by pounding St. Peter's at the line and from beyond the three. The Blackbirds were 26/35 from the line, good for 74.3%, while the Peacocks only managed only 11/21, for 54.2% shooting from the line. LIU overwhelmed the Peacocks from beyond the three-point line with 45.8% success on 11/24 shooting. St. Peter's could only manage 3/11 for only 27.3 percent. Gerrell Martin was 6/8 from three-point land.
St. Peter's took more shots from the field however, and posted a 51.6 field-goal percentage on 33/64 shooting. The Blackbirds were 44.6% on 25/56 shooting.
The Blackbirds led 39-32 at the half, and rode that seven point margin to victory.
Next up, LIU will travel to Indiana and take on the Hoosiers this Tuesday evening.