Who's Playing

Norfolk State @ Hampton

Current Records: Norfolk State 6-1; Hampton 2-4

What to Know

The Hampton Pirates will square off against the Norfolk State Spartans at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday at Footprint Center. Norfolk State will be strutting in after a win while the Pirates will be stumbling in from a loss.

It looks like Hampton got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap last Wednesday as they fell 58-52 to the South Florida Bulls. Najee Garvin (14 points) and Marquis Godwin (12 points) were the top scorers for Hampton.

As for Norfolk State, they have more to be thankful for after their game against the Regent Royals last week. Norfolk State was fully in charge, breezing past Regent 95-20 at home.

The Pirates are expected to lose this next one by 4.5. Those who got lucky with them against the spread last week might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the team has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.

Hampton ended up a good deal behind Norfolk State when they played when the two teams previously met in December of last year, losing 76-64. Can Hampton avenge their defeat, or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll soon find out.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Footprint Center -- Phoenix, Arizona
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Spartans are a 4.5-point favorite against the Pirates, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 4.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Hampton have won five out of their last nine games against Norfolk State.

  • Dec 07, 2020 - Norfolk State 76 vs. Hampton 64
  • Dec 07, 2019 - Hampton 64 vs. Norfolk State 53
  • Nov 29, 2018 - Norfolk State 94 vs. Hampton 89
  • Mar 01, 2018 - Hampton 74 vs. Norfolk State 71
  • Feb 10, 2018 - Hampton 82 vs. Norfolk State 52
  • Feb 27, 2017 - Hampton 63 vs. Norfolk State 59
  • Jan 21, 2017 - Norfolk State 79 vs. Hampton 62
  • Mar 03, 2016 - Norfolk State 83 vs. Hampton 63
  • Jan 30, 2016 - Hampton 86 vs. Norfolk State 76