With Spike Lee sitting in the first row, Long Island University's Blackbirds won the Northeast Conference Finals last night, which will send them off to compete in March Madness, the Local - Fort Greene reports
. This will be the second visit to the tournament for the Blackbirds, who competed last year but were eliminated
after their very first game (which was against the second-seeded North Carolina Tarheels).
In the university's athletic center in Fort Greene, on the corner of DeKalb and Ashland avenues, the Blackbirds defeated Robert Morris 90-73 to take the conference in what the Local describes as "a sloppy, physical game that was dominated mostly by the referees’ whistles."