Who's Playing

NC Central Eagles @ Norfolk State Spartans

Current Records: NC Central 13-10, Norfolk State 16-9

How To Watch

  • When: Monday, February 19, 2024 at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall -- Norfolk, Virginia
  • TV: ESPN University
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Ticket Cost: $26.25

What to Know

Norfolk State and the Eagles are an even 5-5 against one another since February of 2019, but not for long. Both teams will face off in a MEAC battle at 9:00 p.m. ET on Monday at Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall. Norfolk State will be looking to keep their ten-game home win streak alive.

It may have taken overtime to finish the job, but Norfolk State ultimately got the result they hoped for on Saturday. They managed a 71-67 victory over the Bulldogs.

Meanwhile, NC Central pushed their score all the way to 82 on Saturday, but even that wasn't enough to win. They fell 90-82 to the Bison. NC Central has now taken an 'L' in back-to-back games.

NC Central struggled to work together and finished the game with only four assists. That's the fewest assists they've managed all season.

The Spartans have been performing incredibly well recently as they've won six of their last seven contests, which provided a nice bump to their 16-9 record this season. As for the Eagles, their loss dropped their record down to 13-10.

Going forward, Norfolk State is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 6.5 points. This contest might not be the best time to bet them against the spread since they've let bettors down the last five times they've played.

Norfolk State couldn't quite finish off the Eagles in their previous meeting back in January and fell 60-58. Will Norfolk State have more luck at home instead of on the road?


Norfolk State is a solid 6.5-point favorite against NC Central, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Spartans, as the game opened with the Spartans as a 4.5-point favorite.

The over/under is 135.5 points.

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Series History

Norfolk State and NC Central both have 5 wins in their last 10 games.

  • Jan 08, 2024 - NC Central 60 vs. Norfolk State 58
  • Mar 10, 2023 - Norfolk State 72 vs. NC Central 65
  • Feb 27, 2023 - NC Central 76 vs. Norfolk State 75
  • Jan 30, 2023 - Norfolk State 77 vs. NC Central 71
  • Feb 28, 2022 - Norfolk State 75 vs. NC Central 46
  • Jan 31, 2022 - NC Central 70 vs. Norfolk State 67
  • Mar 11, 2021 - Norfolk State 87 vs. NC Central 58
  • Feb 03, 2020 - NC Central 69 vs. Norfolk State 63
  • Mar 16, 2019 - NC Central 50 vs. Norfolk State 47
  • Feb 16, 2019 - Norfolk State 75 vs. NC Central 71