Norfolk State hoops to take on William & Mary Tuesday night

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Courtesy of Alex Lehmbeck, Assistant SID, Norfolk State Athletics

Date / TimeTuesday, November 27, 2023 | 7 p.m.
LocationNorfolk, Va. | Echols Hall
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TV / StreamingHBCU+
Radio Hot 91.1 FM (WNSB)
All-Time SeriesTied 2-2
First MeetingW&M 72, Norfolk State 56 [1982]
Last MeetingNorfolk State 67, W&M 53 [2022]
Current Winning StreakNSU – 2
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After four games away from home, Norfolk State returns to Joseph Echols Hall on Tuesday night for an in-state matchup against William & Mary.

The Spartans (4-3) are coming off an 80-67 road loss to Wichita State at Charles Koch Arena on Saturday, staying neck-and-neck with the highly ranked Shockers squad until the final minutes.

William & Mary (3-4) snapped a four-game losing streak on Saturday with a 96-81 home victory over UMBC. W&M is 3-0 at Kaplan Arena this season, but 0-4 away from home.

Monday’s game will be streamed live on HBCU Plus.

Quick Hits

  • Norfolk State dropped to 4-3 this season with an 80-67 loss at Wichita State on Saturday
  • Junior Jamarii Thomas led the Spartans with 17 points and five assists, adding five rebounds as well
  • Thomas, averaging 17.3 points and 3.1 assists per game, has been the Spartans’ leading or co-leading scorer in six of the team’s seven contests this season
  • Norfolk State is 3-0 at home
  • William & Mary is undefeated at home, but 0-4 on the road

Series Notes

  • Norfolk State is 2-2 all-time against William & Mary
  • The Spartans have won the last two meetings
  • Norfolk State trailed by seven at halftime of last year’s matchup, outscoring the Tribe 39-18 in the second half for a 67-53 victory

Tribe Scout

  • William & Mary improved to 3-4 with a 96-81 win over UMBC at home on Saturday
  • The Tribe snapped a four game losing streak with the victory
  • W&M is 3-0 at Kaplan Arean this season, but 0-4 away from home
  • Gabe Dorsey leads the Tribe with 17.4 points per game
  • William & Mary spreads the ball effectively, with five players averaging double-figure scoring


After facing William & Mary, Norfolk State will hit the road for a second consecutive in-state showdown. The Spartans will battle VCU at the Siegel Center on Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., the first meeting between the schools since the 1998-99 season.

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