Some interesting facts about Northwestern State as we close in on an hour before tipoff:
** The Demons lead the nation in scoring and possessions per game.
** They've had 10 players score in double figures this year and six lead the team in single-game scoring.
** Coach Mike McConathy was hired to coach his father's alma mater in March of 1999. His dad, Johnny, was the No. 5 pick in the 1951 NBA draft (Syracuse).
** Notre Dame coach Mike Brey is an NSU alum.
** Three of McConathy's former assistant have head jobs -- Dave Simmons at McNeese St., Mark Slessinger at New Orleans and Buzz Williams at Marquette.
-- Bob DiCesare
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