March Madness 2021: Norfolk State vs. Appalachian State how to watch originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
For just the second time in program history, the Norfolk State Spartans are going dancing.
After winning the MEAC Tournament this past weekend, Norfolk State has been announced as one of the four teams participating in the First Four of the 2021 NCAA Tournament.
The Spartans will face Sun Belt Conference champion Appalachian State with the winner of Thursday's contest set to face No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga on Saturday.
The last time Norfolk State made the NCAA Tournament, the Spartans pulled off one of the biggest upsets in March Madness history, defeating No. 2 seed Missouri in the Second Round in 2012.
Will Norfolk State have any magic this time around?
Here's everything you need to know about Norfolk State's First Four matchup vs. Appalachian State.
Norfolk State vs. Appalachian State How to Watch
What: 2021 NCAA Tournament First Four, West Region
Who: Norfolk State (16-7 overall, 8-4 MEAC) vs. Appalachian State (11-7, 7-8 Sun Belt)
When: Thursday, March 18 at 8:40 p.m. ET
Where: Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana
TV Channel: TruTV
Online Stream: March Madness Live on NCAA.com
Norfolk State vs. Appalachian State Bracket Analysis
How They Got Here: Norfolk State (Auto-bid, MEAC Champions), Appalachian State (Auto-bid, Sun Belt Champions)
Previous Meeting: First meeting
Next Round: No. 1 seed Gonzaga
West Region bracket:
No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 16 Norfolk State/Appalachian State
No. 8 Oklahoma vs. No. 9 Missouri
No. 5 Creighton vs. No. 12 UC Santa Barbara
No. 4 Virginia vs. No. 13 Ohio
No. 6 USC vs. No. 11 Wichita State/Drake
No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 14 Eastern Washington
No. 7 Oregon vs. No. 10 VCU
No. 2 Iowa vs. No. 15 Grand Canyon