Per Lunardi’s Bracketology piece, Norfolk State and Southern are identified as tournament qualifiers.
According to the bracket, the Spartans and Jaguars are slotted as No. 16 seeds in the East and West regions, respectively. Lunardi has Southern in the First Four playing against Wagner for the right to take on projected No. 1 seed Kentucky in Las Vegas.
The Spartans are expected to match up No. 1 seed Gongaza.
Norfolk State won the MEAC championship a year ago before losing in the opening round to Baylor.
Southern has not appeared in the NCAA tournament since the 2015-16 season.
Tennessee State Basketball legend Dick “Skull” Barnett has been selected as one of 14 finalists for induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. https://twitter.com/tsutigersmbb/status/1760027281525711074?s=12&t=NPFjWlxAzW3wZ9iBa1Vfzw Barnett played at...