A season of incredible highs and lows finally came to a halt on Wednesday night when the Blackbirds started slowly, briefly took the lead and then wilted at the end to fall to James Madison 68-55 in the First Four at the University of Dayton Arena.
“We’re going to be comfortable in this environment and atmosphere and playing on national TV,” said LIU’s Jason Brickman. “It’s definitely an advantage.”
Frst-year coach Jack Perri leads LIU Brooklyn against James Madison in an NCAA tournament play-in game.
It may be the third time in a row LIU Brooklyn has won the Northeast conference tournament, but this championship was anything but secure for the Blackbirds.
Iona guard Scott Machado, who led the nation in assists, is the winner of the Haggerty Award, presented to the outstanding college basketball player in the New York area.
On a freaky Friday of NCAA tournament upsets, Michigan State wasn’t going down. Draymond Green wouldn’t stand for it.