However, LIU Brooklyn fought back with a 13-2 run late in the first half to cut the deficit to one point at halftime. Jason Brickman hit two 3-pointers during the Blackbirds' run.
Brady hopes his veteran team can benefit from the experience of a season-opening loss at then-13th-ranked UCLA as it prepares for Friday's clash with Indiana.
"We have some older guys," Brady said. "We're typically unafraid. It's an opportunity on a neutral court to face the No. 1 team in the country. We're excited about the opportunity."
NOTES: Goins' suspension was related to his arrest Sunday on charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing justice. Goins, who averages 12.7 points and 7.4 rebounds, is accused of shouting obscenities at police who were attempting to break up a party early Sunday morning. According to Brady, Goins has apologized to his teammates. "He's remorseful," Brady said. "He let his teammates down. He made a mistake, and now he's trying to move on." ... The Dukes made their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 1994. ... LIU Brooklyn made its fifth NCAA Tournament appearance and third straight, having lost in the first round to No. 2 seed North Carolina in 2011 and to No. 1 seed Michigan State last season.