Delaware State @ Norfolk State
Regular Season Records: Delaware State 2-25; Norfolk State 21-6
What to Know
The Delaware State Hornets are 1-12 against the Norfolk State Spartans since February of 2016, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Wednesday. Delaware State and Norfolk State are set to clash at 6 p.m. ET March 9 at Norfolk Scope Arena in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Conference Tourney. The Hornets are the clear underdogs, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one.
It was close but no cigar for Delaware State as they fell 63-59 to the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks last Thursday.
Meanwhile, Norfolk State took their contest against the Howard Bison last week by a conclusive 83-61 score.
A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Delaware State has only been able to knock down 40.50% percent of their shots, which is the 15th lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. The Spartans' defense has more to brag about, as they they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 37.40%, which places them second in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET
- Where: Norfolk Scope Arena -- Norfolk, Virginia
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Spartans are a big 16.5-point favorite against the Hornets, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 16.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Norfolk State have won 12 out of their last 13 games against Delaware State.
- Feb 14, 2022 - Norfolk State 69 vs. Delaware State 66
- Jan 12, 2022 - Norfolk State 80 vs. Delaware State 51
- Feb 24, 2021 - Norfolk State 86 vs. Delaware State 55
- Jan 30, 2021 - Norfolk State 94 vs. Delaware State 66
- Jan 17, 2021 - Norfolk State 83 vs. Delaware State 79
- Jan 16, 2021 - Norfolk State 87 vs. Delaware State 76
- Mar 02, 2020 - Norfolk State 79 vs. Delaware State 73
- Feb 08, 2020 - Norfolk State 85 vs. Delaware State 57
- Mar 04, 2019 - Norfolk State 74 vs. Delaware State 66
- Jan 05, 2019 - Norfolk State 77 vs. Delaware State 63
- Feb 12, 2018 - Norfolk State 93 vs. Delaware State 58
- Jan 16, 2017 - Norfolk State 75 vs. Delaware State 70
- Feb 20, 2016 - Delaware State 67 vs. Norfolk State 64