MEAC Tournament Final: Norfolk State Spartans vs Morgan State Bears prediction and college basketball game preview.
Norfolk State vs Morgan State Broadcast
Date: Saturday, March 13
Game Time: 1:00 ET
Venue: Norfolk Scope Arena, Norfolk, VA
Norfolk State (15-7) vs Morgan State (14-7) Game Preview
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Why Norfolk State Will Win
The Spartans are certainly going to be rested.
They rolled through NC Central in the quarterfinals, and then advanced to the championship after North Carolina A&T wasn’t able to go. Against the Eagles, the Spartans were dominant defensively, owned the boards, and lit it up from three hitting 48% in the easy blowout.
They might not take a ton of three, but they make them when they take them, they lead the MEAC in rebounds, and they’re on a roll with five straight wins playing a well as they have all season.
Why Morgan State Will Win
Morgan State was able to get by the Spartans in early January 78-74 by holding down on the inside and by rebounding everything. Dominant at times on the glass, the Bears ripped down 50 boards in the 82-61 win over Coppin State in the semis – they’re going to force a slew of one-and-out possessions.
Even though they lost the rematch 89-85, they’d love to make this an up-and-down firefight. They move the ball around better and do a stronger job on the offensive glass.
What’s Going To Happen
Can Morgan State get to 80? That’s what it seems to take to at least push the Spartans who are 1-4 when allowing that many – the one win, though, was that second game against the Bears.
Norfolk State will keep the score a bit lower but will do what it does from three. There might not be a ton of shots from the outside, but they’ll count.
Norfolk State vs Morgan State Prediction, Line
Norfolk State 75, Morgan State 69
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Line: Norfolk State -2, o/u: 145.5
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Must See Rating: 3
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