Norfolk State goes up against The Apprentice School

The Apprentice School vs. Norfolk State (2-1)

Echols Hall, Norfolk, Virginia; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Norfolk State Spartans will be taking on the Builders of The Apprentice School. Norfolk State lost 68-55 to Mississippi in its most recent game.

LEADING THE CHARGE: Devante Carter has averaged 12.3 points and 4.3 rebounds to lead the way for the Spartans. Jermaine Bishop is also a primary contributor, with 12.3 points per game.TOUGH TO DEFEND DEVANTE: In three games this year, Norfolk State’s Carter has shot 53.8 percent.

DID YOU KNOW: Norfolk State went 3-11 overall when playing against out-of-conference competition last season. The Spartans scored 66.9 points per contest across those 14 games.