Who's Playing

Norfolk State @ Xavier

Current Records: Norfolk State 5-0; Xavier 4-0

What to Know

The Norfolk State Spartans are on the road again Sunday and play against the Xavier Musketeers at noon ET Nov. 21 at Cintas Center. These two teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

Even if it wasn't a dominant performance, Norfolk State beat the Bowling Green Falcons 90-84 this past Friday.

Meanwhile, Xavier didn't have too much breathing room in their matchup with the Ohio State Buckeyes this past Thursday, but they still walked away with a 71-65 win. Four players on the Musketeers scored in the double digits: guard Paul Scruggs (14), forward Jack Nunge (14), guard Nate Johnson (12), and guard Adam Kunkel (10).

The Spartans have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 17 point spread they are up against. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread, however, as they are currently on a three-game streak of ATS wins.

Norfolk State is now a perfect 5-0 while Xavier sits at 4-0. Two offensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Norfolk State enters the contest with a 55.20% field goal percentage, good for second best in college basketball. On the other end of the spectrum, the Musketeers have only been able to knock down 39.30% percent of their shots, which is the 48th lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. We'll see if the Spartans' 15.90% advantage translates to a win.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 12 p.m. ET
  • Where: Cintas Center -- Cincinnati, Ohio
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00


The Musketeers are a big 17-point favorite against the Spartans, according to the latest college basketball odds.

Bettors have moved against the Musketeers slightly, as the game opened with the Musketeers as a 19.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.

Injury Report for Xavier

  • Ben Stanley: Out (Knee)
  • Zach Freemantle: Out (Foot)
  • Elijah Tucker: Out for the Season (Illness)

Injury Report for Norfolk State

No Injury Information