2016 Brooklyn Hoops Winter Classic Recap


St Johns vs LIU-Brooklyn -

Fleming came through, hitting this double clutch game winning jumper to defeat St Johns

In a back an forth affair that came down to the last seconds, LIU down 73-72 with 20 seconds left put the ball in their senior leader Iverson Fleming hands to bring home the win. He delivered. Fleming hit a double clutch jumper to put LIU up 74-73 with 11 seconds left to give LIU-Brooklyn the victory. St Johns freshman point guard Shamorie Ponds missed as time expired. Fleming finished with a game high 21 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals while senior forward Jerome Frink posted a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Shamorie Ponds led St Johns with 18 points and 6 rebounds while Darien Williams added 15 points and 7 rebounds respectively. LIU-Brooklyn improved to 7-3 on the year while St Johns fell to 5-6.

Freshman Shamorie Ponds put on a show in Brooklyn in a losing effort

LIU-Brooklyn forward Jerome Frink dominated inside and out finishing with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assist

Kentucky vs Hofstra -

Kentucky sophomore Isaiah Briscoe scoring two of his 19 points on the way to a win over Hofstra

Kentucky took on Hofstra in the finale of the of the Brooklyn Hoops Winter Classic. The thought was Kentucky would cruise, from start to finish, to a blowout win over their foe from the CAA. Hofstra had other plans to start the game. Led by senior point guard Deron Powers (18 points and 5 assist), Hofstra gave Kentucky fits for the majority of the first half trailing by only three points 36-33 with 3:39 left in the first half. Without the crafty play of sophomore guard Isaiah Briscoe, who posted 15 points on 6 of 7 shooting, the Wildcats would've been trailing at that point. Then, the explosion from Kentucky we all knew was coming came, and it was one man delivering the blows, Malik Monk. The freshman guard despite a slow start, ended the half scoring 12 points including back to back 3-pointers to guide the Wildcats to a 48-33 halftime lead. The onslaught continued in the second half with Kentucky starting the half on a 14-3 run behind the inside play of freshman forward Bam Adebayo (14 points and 7 rebounds), and it wouldn't stop as the Wildcats cruised to a 96-73 win over the Pride. Kentucky improved to 9-1 while Hofstra dropped to 6-5 on the season. Briscoe finished with 19 points and 6 assist, while Monk added 20 points and 4 assist. Guard Justin Wright- Foreman posted 14 points and 4 rebounds with center Rokas Gustys adding 13 points and 8 rebounds respectively.

Hofstra point guard Deron Powers attacks Kentucky forward Derek Willis

Wildcats high flying freshman Malik Monk shoots over Hofstra

Hofstra center Rokas Gustys dunks home two of his 13 points

Hofstra Post Game Presser

Kentucky guards Malik Monk and Isaiah Briscoe Post Game Presser

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