LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds women's basketball

The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds women's basketball team represented the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University, located in Brooklyn, New York in NCAA Division I basketball competition. They played their home games at the Steinberg Wellness Center, formerly known as the Wellness, Recreation & Athletics Center, and were members of the Northeast Conference (NEC).[2]

LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds
UniversityLong Island University
ConferenceNortheast Conference
LocationBrooklyn, New York
ArenaSteinberg Wellness Center
(Capacity: 3,000)
ColorsBlack and Silver[1]
NCAA Tournament Appearances
Conference Tournament Champions
Conference Regular Season Champions

At the end of the 2018–19 school year, LIU merged its two athletic programs—the Division I program of the Brooklyn campus and the NCAA Division II program of its Post campus in Nassau County, New York—into a single Division I program that now competes as the LIU Sharks.[3] The Sharks maintain Brooklyn's Division I and NEC memberships.


The Blackbirds began play in 1965.[4] They have made one NCAA Tournament appearance (2001) and one WNIT appearance (2007), losing in the First Round each time, 101-29 to Connecticut and 91-79 to Iona, respectively.[5]


  1. LIU Brooklyn Guide (PDF). Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  2. "LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds". Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  3. "Welcome to the Shark Tank: Long Island University Chooses the Shark as New Mascot" (Press release). Long Island University. May 15, 2019. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  4. "LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds - 2014-15 LIU WBB Quick Facts" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  5. "LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds - Record Book". Retrieved 11 October 2017.
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