Rivalry's all good in the neighborhood

Northeast contenders LIU, St. Francis ready for Sunday's latest 'Battle of Brooklyn'

Updated: February 11, 2012, 11:14 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- When people discuss college basketball rivalries, Duke and North Carolina are usually placed at the top -- two bitter rivals and perennial national championship contenders, just eight miles apart.

But when it comes to proximity, the "Battle of Brooklyn" has it beat.

No, we're not talking about the first major battle of the Revolutionary War. That's also the name given to the annual matchup between LIU-Brooklyn and St. Francis (NY), two universities separated ...

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