LIU Brooklyn clinches NEC title

February, 24, 2012
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LIU Brooklyn (22-7, 16-1 NEC) clinched the Northeast Conference regular season championship with a 91-80 win at Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday night.

Junior forward Julian Boyd had 21 points and a career-high 20 rebounds. Jason Brickman had 13 assists.

That means the Blackbirds will have home-court advantage throughout the NEC tournament, which begins on March 1.

Wagner (24-4, 15-2 NEC) is now locked into the No. 2 seed, but the Seahawks set a new school record for wins with their 86-73 win over Bryant on Thursday. Junior forward Jonathon Williams had a huge game, with 27 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.

St. Francis of Brooklyn (15-13, 12-5 NEC) lost at Monmouth on Thursday night, 79-73. That, coupled with Robert Morris' win at Sacred Heart, drops the Terriers to fourth place in the NEC, with one regular season game remaining.
Kieran Darcy is an ESPNNewYork.com staff writer. He joined ESPN in August 2000 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he played four years of JV basketball.
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