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North Carolina Central @ Norfolk State

Current Records: North Carolina Central 10-10; Norfolk State 14-7

What to Know

The North Carolina Central Eagles and the Norfolk State Spartans will face off in an MEAC clash at 7 p.m. ET Jan. 30 at Echols Hall. The teams split their matchups last year, with the Eagles winning the first 70-67 at home and Norfolk State taking the second 75-46.

North Carolina Central was close but no cigar this past Saturday as they fell 71-67 to the Howard Bison.

Meanwhile, Norfolk State didn't have too much trouble with the South Carolina State Bulldogs at home this past Saturday as they won 82-68.

North Carolina Central is expected to lose this next one by 5. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 6-2 against the spread when expected to lose.

North Carolina Central is now 10-10 while the Spartans sit at 14-7. A couple offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Eagles rank 24th in college basketball when it comes to field goal percentage, with 48.10% on the season. Norfolk State is not quite as good, but they are no chumps, either: they come into the contest boasting the 33rd highest field goal percentage in college basketball at 47.80%. This one is shaping up to be an exciting offensive shootout.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Echols Hall -- Norfolk, Virginia
  • TV: ESPN University
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $25.20


The Spartans are a 5-point favorite against the Eagles, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Spartans as a 5.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

North Carolina Central have won six out of their last 11 games against Norfolk State.

  • Feb 28, 2022 - Norfolk State 75 vs. North Carolina Central 46
  • Jan 31, 2022 - North Carolina Central 70 vs. Norfolk State 67
  • Mar 11, 2021 - Norfolk State 87 vs. North Carolina Central 58
  • Feb 03, 2020 - North Carolina Central 69 vs. Norfolk State 63
  • Mar 16, 2019 - North Carolina Central 50 vs. Norfolk State 47
  • Feb 16, 2019 - Norfolk State 75 vs. North Carolina Central 71
  • Jan 08, 2018 - North Carolina Central 64 vs. Norfolk State 63
  • Mar 11, 2017 - North Carolina Central 67 vs. Norfolk State 59
  • Jan 14, 2017 - North Carolina Central 72 vs. Norfolk State 57
  • Mar 09, 2016 - Norfolk State 66 vs. North Carolina Central 47
  • Jan 16, 2016 - Norfolk State 88 vs. North Carolina Central 79