Northwestern State Demons basketball

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Northwestern State Demons
2013–14 Northwestern State Demons basketball team
Northwestern State Demons athletic logo
University Northwestern State University
Conference Southland
Location Natchitoches, LA
Head coach Mike McConathy (14th year)
Arena Prather Coliseum
(Capacity: 3,900)
Nickname Demons
Colors

Purple and White

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
2006
NCAA Tournament appearances
2001, 2006, 2013

The Northwestern State Demons basketball team is the basketball team that represents Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Southland Conference.

History[edit]

Mike McConathy Era (1999-Present[edit]

McConathy was hired in 1999. In his first season the team went 17-13 finishing fourth in the Southland Conference. In 2001 McConathy lead the Demons to their first ever NCAA tournament appearance. The Demons defeated Winthrop 71-67 in the opening round and went on to lose to Illinois 96-54 in the First Round. In 2004 the team went 21-12 and finished first in the Southland Conference but failed to win the conference tournament. The very next year in 2005 the Demons went 26-8 and won the Southland regular season and Conference championships giving Northwestern State their second appearance in the NCAA tournament. The Demons would get one of the biggest upsets in the tournament by beating the Iowa Hawkeyes 64-63 in the First Round. The Devils would then go on to lose to the West Virginia Mountaineers 67-54 in the Second Round. In 2006 the Devils went 17-15 finishing first in the East division of The Southland Conference. After some average seasons the Demons broke out in the 2012-13 season when they went 23-9 and won the Southland Conference tournament to get their third appearance in the NCAA tournament. The team would lose to the Florida Gators 79-47 in the Second Round.

Postseason appearances[edit]

NCAA Tournament[edit]

The Demons have appeared in three NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 2–3.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2001 Opening Round
First Round
Winthrop
Illinois
W 71–67
L 54–96
2006 First Round
Second Round
Iowa
West Virginia
W 64–63
L 54–67
2013 Second Round Florida L 47–79

NAIA Tournament[edit]

The Demons have appeared in one NAIA Tournament. Their combined record is 1–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1974 First Round
Second Round
Millersville
Hanover
W 95–76
L 76–85

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