Norfolk St. is currently 3-3 on the season. History: This will be the first time GMU has played Norfolk St. Wins: JMU (83-73), Radford (57-54), Hampton (76-64) Losses: ODU (80-66), UNC Greensboro (64-47), UNCW (80-72) Canceled/Postponed: William & Mary, Regent Schedule: https://nsuspartans.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule Roster: https://nsuspartans.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster Stats: https://static.nsuspartans.com/custompages/Men's Basketball/2020-21/teamcume.htm Norfolk St. is led by 6’3” Devante Carter (16.8 ppg & 6.3 reb) and 6’6” Daryl Anderson (9.2 ppg & 3.0 reb). 6’9”, 250 lb. J.J. Mathews (11.7ppg & 4.5 reb) has started 3 of the 6 games for the Spartans. 10 guys play at least 10 minutes for Norfolk St. so depth appears to be a strength. Norfolk St. averages 66.8 points per game while giving up 69.2. The Spartans are shooting 43.8% from the floor and 40.0% from 3. Opponents are shooting just 36.7% from the field and only 27.6% from 3. They shoot 65.9% from the free throw line. The Spartans are being out rebounded by their opponents by 4.7 boards per game. They average 12.0 turnovers per game. Jordan Miller, Malik Henry, and Otis Frazier III return from suspension. It will be interesting to see if Miller starts and how much/if the freshmen play. The game is on ESPN+. My prediction: Nothing about any performance thus far gives me any confidence. We've barely beaten a bunch of cupcakes. Opponent shooting percentages against NSU are low so they either play good D or have played teams with no skill (see GMU). I’ll have to guess they play some D. I expect a low scoring affair with NSU pulling out the win. Spartans 65 - Patriots 60. Heads explode in Fairfax. Despite the loss DP is given a five year extension for being a nice guy. The “Sleeping Giant” in Fairfax remains in a coma. Discuss.