Shocking Spartans are for real

Updated: March 16, 2012, 8:51 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

Norfolk State was the first team to send shock waves through the field. The MEAC champion scored the shock city upset of the NCAA tournament, sending Missouri to the sidelines, 86-84.

My friends, the Spartans are for real. Earlier this season, they beat Drexel and took Marquette to the wire (yes that was a second meeting after losing by 31 to the Golden Eagles earlier). Coach Anthony Evans' team came in believing it could score the stunner. A 15-seed vs. a No. 2 … WOW!

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