Men’s Basketball — Northwestern State’s season ends as Southland Conference cancels remainder of tournament

KATY, Texas — The remainder of the men’s and women’s Southland Conference basketball tournaments have been canceled, the league announced late Thursday morning.

“The Southland Conference has been monitoring the situation with the coronavirus very closely. The health and safety of the student-athletes, coaches, officials, fans and other tournament personnel is of utmost importance. As a result, the Southland Conference has determined that the prudent course of action is to cancel the remainder of the tournament effective immediately.”

Northwestern State won its first-round tournament game Wednesday, 79-62, against No. 8 seed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

The Demons will finish the 2019-2020 season with a 15-15 record, tying for fourth in the SLC standings and posting a 12-9 mark against league opponents including Wednesday’s tournament win.

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