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Despite 16 seed, don't count LIU out

Brooklyn's Blackbirds aren't your typical No. 16, and here are five reasons why

Updated: March 16, 2012, 3:29 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

LIU Brooklyn, it's all on you.

The Blackbirds are the New York metropolitan area's lone representative in this year's Big Dance, after Iona's crushing loss to BYU in the NCAA First Four on Tuesday night.

No one is giving LIU much of a chance. After all, it's a No. 16 seed facing Big Ten champion Michigan State, and a No. 16 seed has never beaten a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Ever.

But this could be the year, and LIU could be the team. Here are five reasons why:

THEY ...

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