March Madness 2021: Norfolk State vs. Appalachian State First Four how to watch

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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