NCAA tournament primer: Northwestern State

March 19, 2013

Record: 23-8, 15-3 Southland
RPI: 78
Coach: Mike McConathy, 13th season, 3rd NCAA appearance
Last NCAA tournament appearance: Lost in the Round of 32 to West Virginia (2006)
Notable wins: Louisiana Tech, Stephen F. Austin (twice)

Senior James Hulbin is one of four double-digit scorers for Northwestern State. He's also the team's leading rebounder (5.9 per game). But here's the rub: Hulbin has tallied only 20 points in his last three games--a trend that cannot continue if the Demons harbor any hopes of taking down Florida.

Northwestern State has an 8-1 record when junior guard Brison White (8.1 ppg) scores in double figures.

Florida has been a top-10 staple all season and possesses the qualities of a Final Four and national title favorite. What's more, the high-flying Gators have tallied 75 or more points 14 times. On the flip side, Northwestern State has a 13-6 mark when allowing at least 70 points.

Jermaine Wallace securing NSU’s 2006 tourney shocker against 3-seed Iowa, with a fall-away three-pointer at the buzzer?