Northwestern State (1-1) jumped to an early 19-4 lead and never trailed. They led 46-34 at the half and extended that lead to 60-40 with 11:20 remaining in the game.
The Scots closed to 66-54 with 4:38 remaining following a three-point play by Ben Worlow. Worlow hit two more free throws at the end of the game to cut the lead to 10, 74-64. The Demons made 26 of 66 field goal attempts but missed their last 20 3-point attempts, hitting just 4 of 26 for the game.
Worlow led the Scots with 33 points, making 10 of 18 from the field, and hitting 13 of 15 free throw attempts.