Can you call it a rivalry if the two schools seldom play each other? Sure you can. ODU and Norfolk State are all set to meet up on Friday night at Scope.
It's only the 18th time the two schools have met on the basketball court. ODU holds a (12-6) series advantage. They played two years ago and the Monarchs won by 11 in front of a sellout crowd at the Constant Center.
The serious days of the rivalry were when both schools played in Division II. Good games and great crowds were the norm in the late 70's and early 80's.
ODU comes in on a three game win streak as part of their overall (8-3) record. NSU has struggled all year and sit at (1-11).