James Madison and LIU Brooklyn are looking for a win and a spot in the Round of 64 to face 1-seed Indiana. Get college basketball odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
James Madison (20-14) finished in the Colonial Athletic Association in third place and took out the top two seeds (Northeastern, Delaware) in the Colonial conference tournament to earn their automatic bid. James Madison actually boats an impressive record in the NCAA Tournament. This is their first appearance since 1994 but made it four times before this season. In three of those four years, JMU won their first round games before being ousted in the second round. They are coming into the NCAA’s on a four game win streak and finished 11-4 in their last 15 games. James Madison had a very poor strength of schedule unable to rank inside the top 200 in the country.
Against the spread, James Madison is 21-10 and LIU Brooklyn is a perfect 4-0. My pick is going to be LIU Brooklyn in this game. I would like to see Brooklyn get their first win in school history, I do feel like it is going to happen.LIU Brooklyn (20-13) also finished third in their conference, the Northeast. In the semi-finals of the conference tournament, the Blackbirds defeated the second best team in the conference, Wagner, on the road. In the other semi, top seeded Robert Morris was upset by the 5-seed, Mount St. Mary’s. Brooklyn destroyed them in the finals, winning by 21 and punching their third straight ticket to the Big Dance. In each of the last two season, the Blackbirds lost in the first round to some high quality teams, Michigan State and North Carolina. In their five appearances, LIU Brooklyn has never won a game. The Blackbirds finished the season winning 15 of their last 18 games and they win tonight so to take LIU Brooklyn Click Here.