The First Four concludes today, as LIU Brooklyn takes on James Madison and La Salle squares off against Boise St. for the final two spots in the field of 64. North Carolina A&T and St. Mary's won on Tuesday night to secure their places in the full field.
For James Madison, tonight's appearance in the tournament marks their first time dancing in 19 years, but they will be without top scorer and rebounder Rayshawn Goins, who was suspended for the first half of the game after being arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing justice. That gives LIU Brooklyn a bit of a leg up as they play for the right to take on top-seeded Indiana in the East Region.
In the second game, La Salle will snap a streak even longer than James Madison as they play their first tournament game in 21 years. They'll be tasked with slowing down a Boise St. team that won their first at-large bid into the tournament in school history and will play with four guards, just like the Explorers will. It should be an up-tempo game with two small lineups on the floor.
LIU Brooklyn and James Madison tip at 6:40 p.m. ET before the Explorers and Broncos get underway at 9:10 p.m. ET. Both of tonight's games will be televised on Tru TV from Dayton, OH, where Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Steve Kerr will have the call. As is the case with every tournament game, it will also be streamed on March Madness On Demand, with Westwood One picking up the radio broadcast.
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