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Norfolk State women prep for repeat with warmup vs. SC State

The Norfolk Scope Arena is the venue for the MEAC showdown between Norfolk State and South Carolina State this Wednesday afternoon. This is a matchup between the top seed in the MEAC women’s tournament and the bottom team. Norfolk State is looking to repeat as MEAC champion and fight for a solid NCAA seed while South Carolina State will be fighting not to get blown out in its opponent’s backyard.

The Spartans outperformed the Lady Bulldogs in their recent face-off at Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall the last time SC State was in Norfolk, securing an 87-25 victory.

Norfolk State | OVR 24-5 | MEAC 13-1 (1st) | NEUTRAL 1-1

Kierra Wheeler led Norfolk State in the team’s last matchup against Howard, scoring 14 points on 5-of-12 shooting. Wheeler now comes into this matchup averaging 17.5 points per game on 50.4% shooting for the season.

The Spartans have forced an average of 20.5 turnovers, and have converted those into 14.5 points on average, over their two prior neutral site games.

Kierra Wheeler, Norfolk State, MEAC

South Carolina State | OVR 2-27 | MEAC 1-13 (8th) | NEUTRAL 0-1

South Carolina State has shifted notably from its season average of 11.2 three-point attempts per game. Across their last five games, the Lady Bulldogs have only managed an average of 8.2 attempts from beyond the arc.

Jhaven Meade has been a leader for the Lady Bulldogs this year protecting the paint. Meade has 21 rejections on the year (0.7 per game), ranking seventh out of all players in the MEAC.

Key Metrics

  • The Spartans pride themselves on offensive efficiency. They average 0.98 points per possession for the season, which ranks first in the MEAC (conference average is 0.81).
  • South Carolina State averages 0.71 points per possession for the season. This ranks eighth in the MEAC (conference average is 0.84).

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Norfolk State women prep for repeat with warmup vs. SC State

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