A tale of two teams
Tonight's Northwestern State and Centenary game continues the longest active college basketball rivalry in the state. It also highlights two programs who are on opposite ends of the basketball spectrum.
Northwestern State has had landmark achievements in recent seasons. Mike McConathy deserved his big pay raise. The Demons had the most successful season in school history last year, including their famous upset of Iowa in the NCAA Tournament (above).
Centenary's rise to the top of the Mid-Con conference hasn't happened as meteorically as NSU's to the top of the Southland. The Gents have had two winning seasons since the 1994-95 season. Rob Flaska is trying to correct that, but that's a monumental course of direction when you're the smallest Division I school in the nation.