Norfolk State Spartans men's basketball

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Norfolk State Spartans
2013–14 Norfolk State Spartans men's basketball team
Norfolk State Spartans athletic logo
UniversityNorfolk State University
ConferenceMEAC
LocationNorfolk, VA
Head coachRobert Jones (1st year)
ArenaJoseph G. Echols Memorial Hall
(Capacity: 7,000)
NicknameSpartans
Colors

Green and Gold

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
Kit body thingoldsides.png
Away jersey
Kit shorts goldsides.png
Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
2012
NCAA Tournament appearances
2012
Conference tournament champions
2012
 
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Norfolk State Spartans
2013–14 Norfolk State Spartans men's basketball team
Norfolk State Spartans athletic logo
UniversityNorfolk State University
ConferenceMEAC
LocationNorfolk, VA
Head coachRobert Jones (1st year)
ArenaJoseph G. Echols Memorial Hall
(Capacity: 7,000)
NicknameSpartans
Colors

Green and Gold

            
Uniforms
Kit body thinsidesonwhite.png
Home jersey
Kit shorts blanksides2.png
Team colours
Home
Kit body thingoldsides.png
Away jersey
Kit shorts goldsides.png
Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
2012
NCAA Tournament appearances
2012
Conference tournament champions
2012

The Norfolk State Spartans men's basketball team represents Norfolk State University, located in Norfolk, Virginia, in NCAA Division I basketball competition. They currently compete in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, of which they are the defending tournament champions. The Spartans are currently coached by Anthony Evans and play their home games at the Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall (7,000).

The Spartans men's basketball team is best known for defeating the #2 seeded Missouri in the 2012 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament 86-84, the first tournament appearance for Norfolk State. It was only the fifth time that a 15th seed has defeated a 2nd seed.[1][2]

Post-season[edit]

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

The Spartans have appeared in one NCAA Tournament. Their combined record is 1–1.

YearRoundOpponentResult/Score
2012Second Round
Third Round
#2 Missouri
#7 Florida
W 86–84
L 84–50

NIT results[edit]

The Spartans have appeared in one National Invitation Tournament (NIT). Their record is 0–1

YearRoundOpponentResult/Score
2013First RoundVirginiaL 56–67

Spartans in the NBA[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] ESPN
  2. ^ Skretta, Dave (March 16, 2012). "Norfolk State upsets Missouri 86-84 in NCAA tourney". HamptonRoads.com. The Virginian-Pilot (Associated Press). Retrieved March 16, 2012. 

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