Note: ESPN's Joe Lunardi assigned a team of Bracketologists to put together Insider's Tournament Tips, offering historical analysis of the bracket and in-depth breakdowns on all 68 tournament teams to help you make smart picks.
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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Take a look inside the data used by the selection committee in seeding the bracket: