Very few people are giving Long Island U. -- the No. 15 seed in the East region of the NCAA tournament -- a chance to compete with, let alone beat, No. 2 seed North Carolina in Charlotte on Friday.
But how many people know the LIU owns the nation's longest current winning streak, 13 games? How many people know that LIU has more road wins (13) than any other team in Division I? How many people know that LIU leads the nation in free throw attempts this season?
And how many people know what star forward Julian Boyd went through last year?
The Blackbirds from Brooklyn are a great story, and I tried to do them justice back in February, when I visited with the team. Click here to read more.