3 min read After surprisingly winning the Northeast Conference, LIU Brooklyn was coming off a five-game winning streak when they faced Radford in a play-in game for a spot in the East Region. The winner would play Villanova University, the number one seed in the region. Even though the Blackbirds were on a win streak, the Highlanders were on a seven-game winning streak coming fresh off a game-winning buzzer beater by Carlik Jones to win the conference tournament over Liberty University.
< 1 min read Radford’s men’s basketball team has gained tons of national exposure ever since Carlik Jones’ shot heard around the world. Not only has the team been in the news lately, but the Highlander mascot’s popularity has grown as well. It was recently rated the number one mascot in the NCAA tournament by USA Today Sports.