LIU-Brooklyn will try to make Wednesday's First Four matchup against James Madison a track meet, while the Dukes hope to slow the pace. The team that controls the tempo will likely advance to face Indiana in the Round of 64.
The Blackbirds are flying to the NCAA tournament for the third straight year, and that's a record. A record for both the program and the Northeast Conference. Never before had LIU Brooklyn won three straight conference tournament titles, and never before had the NEC seen its league won in back-to-back-to-back years by the same program.