Junior guard Diamond Johnson's 19 points couldn't save Norfolk State's women's basketball team as they ended their historic season with a 79-50 loss to No. 2 seed Stanford in the NCAA Tournament First Round at Maples Pavilion.

The Big Picture

Norfolk State's remarkable season came to a close against a tough Stanford team in a thrilling NCAA Tournament showdown.

By the Numbers
  • Diamond Johnson led the Spartans with 19 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals, and 2 assists
  • Kierra Wheeler contributed 17 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 blocks
  • Elena Bosgana led Stanford with 18 points, while Kiki Iriafen had 17 points and 9 rebounds
State of Play
  • Norfolk State finished the season with a 27-6 record, while Stanford improved to 29-5
  • This was the first-ever meeting between Norfolk State and Stanford
Bottom Line

Norfolk State's dream season concludes with a loss to Stanford, highlighting the team's resilience and achievements, despite bowing out of the NCAA Tournament.