Today, the #15 Norfolk State Spartans will face off with the #7 Florida Gators at 6:10 P.M. at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska on TNT for the right to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. The Spartans enter the game with a record of 26-9 while the Gators come in at 24-10. If you can’t watch Norfolk State vs. Florida on television, you can catch all the action between the Spartans and Gators online.
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Norfolk State is coming off an absolutely astonishing upset win over Missouri. It was by the far the biggest upset of the tournament in the opening round of play. The fifteenth ranked Spartans defeated Mizzou by two, with a final score of 86-84. Anyone who was overlooking them before certainly isn’t anymore.
Florida is coming off a 26-point blowout of the University of Virginia. Eveyrone knew Florida is good, but they came out with guns blazing and a point to prove. They played as though being ranked seventh was an insult. This should be an intriguing game.
Here’s more on this game from SB Nation:
The Gators average more threes per game, 9.9, than any other team in the country. If they’re knocking down shots, there’s nothing the Spartans can do to win.
If the Spartans want to continue the magic, they’ll have to do it on the shoulders of big man Kyle O’Quinn’s shoulders. O’Quinn had 26 points and 14 rebounds as he punished the Tigers. He’ll have to do that against über-athletic big man Patric Young of Florida if the Spartans want to win another and make the Sweet 16 in their first-ever tournament appearance.
The winner of this game will go on to face Marquette, representing the West in the Sweet Sixteen.