LIU's Brickman receives NEC honor

LIU Brooklyn point guard Jason Brickman was named the Northeast Conference Player of the Week on Monday.

Brickman, a 5-foot-10 sophomore from San Antonio, Texas, had 10 points and 16 assists in the Blackbirds' 99-89 win over Quinnipiac on Saturday. His assist total tied for the most in an NCAA game this season, and was one off the school record, set by Antwan Dobie in 2002.

He also had nine points and nine assists in a 103-91 overtime win over Sacred Heart on Thursday.

Brickman is now fifth in the country in assists, at 7.0 per game.

LIU Brooklyn (21-7, 15-1 NEC) can clinch at least a share of the NEC regular season championship with a win at Fairleigh Dickinson (2-25, 1-15 NEC) on Thursday. That would also guarantee the Blackbirds the No. 1 seed and home-court advantage throughout the NEC tournament, since they already own the tiebreaker over Wagner (23-4, 14-2 NEC) by beating them twice during the regular season.