Norfolk State Spartans men's basketball

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Norfolk State Spartans
2014–15 Norfolk State Spartans men's basketball team
Norfolk State Spartans athletic logo
University Norfolk State University
Conference MEAC
Location Norfolk, VA
Head coach Robert Jones (2nd year)
Arena Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall
(Capacity: 7,000)
Nickname Spartans
Colors

Green and Gold

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
2012
NCAA Tournament appearances
2012
Conference tournament champions
2012
Conference regular season champions
2013

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 Division I tournament results[edit]

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

Year Seed Round Opponent Result/Score
2012 #15 Second Round
Third Round
#2 Missouri
#7 Florida
W 86–84
L 50–84

NCAA Division II tournament results[edit]

The Spartans have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament 15 times. Their combined record is 18–19.

Year Round Opponent Result
1965 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Bellarmine
Bethune-Cookman
L 74–91
W 91–74
1968 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Denison
Ashland
W 108–86
L 51–61
1969 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place
Mount St. Mary's
Old Dominion
L 80–95
L 102–113
1971 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Roanoke
Old Dominion
W 97–77
L 97–102
1974 First Round
Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Randolph–Macon
Roanoke
Old Dominion
Assumption
W 74–72
W 84–75
W 89–76
L 79–89
1984 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Winston-Salem State
Virginia Union
W 70–61
L 56–58
1985 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Cal State Hayward
Montana State–Billings
L 61–64
W 90–78
1986 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Virginia Union
Mount St. Mary's
Sacred Heart
W 70–60
W 78–75
L 74–84
1987 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
District of Columbia
Mount St. Mary's
Kentucky Westleyan
W 68–64
W 70–66
L 74–80
1988 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Tampa
North Alabama
L 68–71
L 63–76
1989 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
North Carolina Central
Alabama A&M
L 64–67
L 80–93
1990 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Florida Tech
Virginia Union
L 63–73
W 102–93
1992 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Jonson C. Smith
Albany State
L 76–82
L 70–73
1994 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Longwood
Virginia Union
Washburn
W 61–59
W 71–69
L 58–69
1995 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
Johnson C. Smith
Virginia Union
Alabama A&M
Southern Indiana
W 89–61
W 84–66
W 85–67
L 81–89

NIT results[edit]

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

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2013 First Round Virginia L 56–67

CIT results[edit]

The Spartans have appeared in one CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2014 First Round Eastern Michigan L 54–58

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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