Northwestern State rolls over New Orleans, 88-78
Northwestern State (18-11, 13-5) finished the regular season tied with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and the Islanders earn the No. 3 seed into the conference tournament based on tiebreaker criteria. Northwestern State is the No. 4 seed. Both have a first-round bye and play Thursday in Katy, Texas.
West scored eight of the Demons' final 18 points in the first half for a 52-35 halftime lead and cruised to the finish line.
New Orleans (10-17, 6-12) qualified for the conference tournament, but four teams entered Saturday tied at 6-11 and tiebreaking criteria will decide seeds 7 through 9.