Bracket projection: LIU Brooklyn
Blackbirds look to crank up the offensive pace to score an early upset
The Blackbirds won the Northeast Conference for the second year in a row, but have never won an NCAA tournament game. That's not going to change on Friday in Columbus when LIU takes on Michigan State in Big Ten country. Long Island is a good offensive team, but it's going to be ugly at the defensive end against the Spartans.
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