4:02 pm
January 24

Morgan State @ Norfolk State

Who will WIN this matchup?

Morgan State Lady Bears (7-5)

@ Norfolk State Spartans (6-7)


Current odds:

Morgan State Lady Bears: (+140)

Norfolk State Spartans: (-160)


The line for this game is Norfolk State by 3 points.

The Spartans have played just one game in the last 34 days, an 80-70 win at North Carolina Central in their MEAC opener on Jan. 10 in Durham. COVID related pauses affected both the end of non-conference play and start to the conference schedule.

In their last time out, NSU got a career-high 28 points from guard Camille Downs and shot 48 percent from the floor to win at NCCU. The Spartans held the Eagles to just 34 percent shooting and made a season-high 10 3-pointers in the win.

Downs has hit the 20-point mark in three straight games, averaging 23.3 points in that span. She now ranks second in the MEAC in scoring at 13.5 points per game. She has reached double figures in eight straight games.

Freshman forward Makoye Diawara had perhaps her best game as a Spartan at NCCU, scoring nine points (matching a career high) and grabbing a career-best 10 rebounds. She has finished with at least six rebounds in four of her last six games.

NSU forced 24 turnovers in the win at NCCU, 12 coming via steals. The Spartans now sit at 27th nationally in steals per game (10.8) and 32nd in turnovers forced (20.5).

Morgan State, which faces Howard on Saturday before traveling to Norfolk (won 67-61), is 6-5 on the year, 0-1 in the MEAC, following a 67-65 loss to Coppin State last Saturday.

The Bears lead the MEAC in scoring defense, allowing 60.1 points per game. Forward Dahnye Redd, a first-team All-MEAC pick last year, paces MSU in scoring at 11.2 points per game.

StreakSmarter Pick
Norfolk State Spartans