Kings of Kings: Part 2
The Long Island University men?s basketball team is back in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the Blackbirds took the borough by storm in 1997.
After 14 years ago, the now infamous team is reuniting to watch their alma mater play for the title once again. For many of the players, it?s their first time back to LIU and seeing their former teammates.
More than a decade ago, the Blackbirds brought a piece of Brooklyn to North Carolina for the tournament. The team was a No. 13 seed and heavy underdogs to Villanova, whose roster included five future NBA players.
In the first half, LIU took a three-point lead, but in a close game, lost 101-91. Those players say they hope the current team can finally bring home a win.
Kings of Kings: Part 1