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Norfolk State @ Bowling Green

Current Records: Norfolk State 4-0; Bowling Green 1-2

What to Know

The Bowling Green Falcons will look to defend their home court Friday against the Norfolk State Spartans at 5:30 p.m. ET. Norfolk State will be strutting in after a win while the Falcons will be stumbling in from a defeat.

A victory for Bowling Green just wasn't in the stars on Monday as the squad never even grasped a temporary lead. They were dealt a punishing 89-58 loss at the hands of the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Meanwhile, Norfolk State had enough points to win and then some against the William & Mary Tribe on Tuesday, taking their matchup 91-74.

Bowling Green is the favorite in this one, with an expected 7.5-point margin of victory. Currently 0-2 against the spread, they haven't been a good investment; on the other hand, Norfolk State is 2-0 ATS.

The Falcons are now 1-2 while the Spartans sit at 4-0. Two numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Bowling Green is stumbling into the contest with the 28th most turnovers per game in college basketball, having accrued 17.3 on average. To make matters even worse for Bowling Green, Norfolk State ranks 23rd in college basketball when it comes to takeaways, with 20.5 on average. Maybe that strength will give Norfolk State the oomph they need to beat the odds.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 5:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Stroh Center -- Bowling Green, Ohio
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $8.00


The Falcons are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Spartans, according to the latest college basketball odds.

Bettors have moved against the Falcons slightly, as the game opened with the Falcons as a 9.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Bowling Green have won two out of their last three games against Norfolk State.

  • Dec 20, 2019 - Norfolk State 72 vs. Bowling Green 67
  • Dec 02, 2017 - Bowling Green 92 vs. Norfolk State 77
  • Dec 30, 2016 - Bowling Green 86 vs. Norfolk State 77

Injury Report for Bowling Green

  • Matiss Kulackovskis: Game-Time Decision (Leg)
  • Kaden Metheny: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)

Injury Report for Norfolk State

No Injury Information