In Norfolk, the Spartans staged a remarkable comeback, erasing an 18-point deficit to clinch a 75-67 victory over Purdue Fort Wayne in the Postseason Tournament final, led by Christian Ings' 17 points.

The Big Picture

Norfolk State secured its first national postseason tournament championship in its Division-I history, wrapping up the season with a record of 24-11 and 11-3 in the MEAC.

By the Numbers
  • Christian Ings: 17 points, 13 in the second half
  • Allen Betrand: 16 points, including three 3-pointers
State of Play
  • Norfolk State ended the season with a 24-11 record, winning the CIT championship
  • The Spartans overcame an 18-point deficit in the final
  • Christian Ings was named the game's Most Valuable Player
What's Next

The victory marks a historic achievement for Norfolk State, setting a strong foundation for future basketball success and raising expectations for upcoming seasons.

Bottom Line

Norfolk State's stunning comeback and CIT championship victory showcase the team's resilience and determination, signaling a bright future for the program.