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  1. 2014 MEAC Tournament Preview: North Carolina Central looks to cap special season

    Mar 9, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT


    MEAC favorite North Carolina Central looks to avoid the chaos of last season’s tournament, in which the top three seeds all lost in the quarterfinals.

  2. Norfolk State head coach Robert Jones receives contract extension

    Feb 19, 2014, 8:42 PM EDT


    When Anthony Evans left Norfolk State to fill the vacancy left by Richard Pitino at FIU in the spring, assistant Robert Jones was promoted to interim head coach. And to this point in his debut season Jones has experienced a decent amount of success, with the Spartans (8-3) currently trailing North Carolina Central (12-1) in…

  3. Is Norfolk State better than the team that upset Missouri?

    Oct 6, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT


    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. In 2012, the Norfolk State Spartans stunned second-seeded Missouri behind the play of now Orlando Magic forward Kyle O’Quinn. Last season, Norfolk State was in good position to make a second-straight trip to the…

  4. Norfolk State rebuilds in paradise

    Aug 14, 2012, 4:56 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Norfolk State v Florida

    Ever notice no basketball program ever takes a summer basketball trip to Siberia? It’s always Italy, France, Brazil, Bahamas. Sometimes Canada. Lather, rinse, repeat. And who can blame them? If you’re going to mess around and win a few games (or lose a few, that’s certainly been going around), why not do it somewhere nice…

  5. Kyle O’Quinn talks about the NBA draft

    Jun 1, 2012, 8:08 PM EDT

    Kyle O’Quinn was most recently seen helping the Norfolk State Spartans shock the Missouri Tigers in the first round of the NCAA tournament (yes, I am aware that it is technically the second round. I’m not much for technicalities). That national coming-out party has the shot-blocking whiz under serious consideration by NBA teams in need…

  6. Tourney upset has O’Quinn on NBA radar

    May 12, 2012, 12:15 AM EDT

    Norfolk State's O'Quinn looks at scoreboard during end of Spartans' win over Missouri in NCAA men's West Regional tournament in Omaha

    Kyle O’Quinn was one of basketball’s best-kept secrets, up until March 16, 2012. That was the day his Norfolk State Spartans defeated Missouri in a huge 15 over 2 tourney upset. Prior to that day, even people with orange roundies for brains — like those of us who write for CBT — may have been…