Sunday, March 18, 2012

Norfolk State Florida

  • Norfolk State (26-9) draws a seventh-seeded team that in many ways resembles Missouri, from its emphasis on guard play to its liberal use of the three-point shot. Florida, like Mizzou, will be outsized by the Spartans, particularly in the backcourt.
  • (USA Today)
  • OMAHA, Neb. -- And thats a true story. Watch the pregame introductions, when Norfolk States starters are introduced. Dont hold your breath for the Spartans starter standing 6-foot-4 or smaller: He doesnt exist.
  • (CBS Sports)
  • OMAHA, Neb. -- University of Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan sat upright in his chair, back straightened, eyes focused.
  • (Miami Herald)
  • Norfolk State made history on Friday, becoming the fifth No. 15 seed to ever beat a No. 2 seed after eliminating the Missouri Tigers from the NCAA Tournament.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Lehigh, which beat Duke, faces No. 10 Xavier in Greensboro, North Carolina, today and Norfolk State, winner over Missouri, takes on seventh-seeded Florida in Omaha, Nebraska, in the National Collegiate Athletic Association contest.
  • (Businessweek)
  • The ability of Norfolk States backcourt to keep Floridas quicker guards from getting into the lane with penetration. The Gators punished Virginia in that area on Friday.
  • (Omaha World-Herald)
  • Theyve captured the imagination of the nation, and everyone wants to know if OQuinn and Norfolk State (26-9) can do it again Sunday against the tournament-tested Florida Gators (24-10). A No. 15 seed has never made it to the round of 16.
  • (Tulsa World)
  • After pulling off a stunning upset of No. 2 Missouri, Norfolk State will look to make it two shockers in a row when they take on the Florida Gators. Lets see what chances the odds makers are giving Norfolk in this matchup.
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  • OMAHA, Neb. - This has been the greatest week in the history of Norfolk States basketball program and the coolest trip most of these players have ever taken.
  • (Palm Beach Post)
  • OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Everybody seemed to be watching Kyle OQuinn and plucky Norfolk State take on mighty Missouri. Florida coach Billy Donovan was watching.
  • (YAHOO!)

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