LUBBOCK, Texas – When the Northwestern State men’s basketball team tips of the 2020-21 season at 6 p.m. TONIGHT against No. 14 Texas Tech, it will mark a bit of a full-circle moment.
Eight and a half months earlier – 259 days to be exact – the Demons finished off a 79-62 win against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the first round of the Southland Conference Tournament in Katy, Texas, in what became the final NSU sporting event of the 2019-20 calendar.
“We’re extremely excited about getting to play,” said McConathy, whose team won seven of its final 10 games of the 2019-20 season. “We’ve been practicing a good, long while – like every other team in the country – without any scrimmages or exhibition games. The opportunity to play is what young people dream of doing.
The game can be heard on 95.9 FM Kix Country. Longtime announcer Patrick Netherton will handle the play-by-play call of the game on the Demon Sports Network.
Photo: Dalin Williams (35) and the Demons open the 2020-21 season Wednesday night at No. 14 Texas Tech. Credit: Chris Reich/NSU Photographic Services