The Northwestern State Demons basketball team is the men's basketball team that represents Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States. The team currently competes in the Southland Conference and is coached by Mike McConathy who is in his 19th season as head coach. The Demons have appeared in the NCAA Tournament three times, most recently in 2013. Northwestern State’s two tournament wins since 2001 are more tournament appearances than Louisiana Tech has had in the last three decades.
Prather Coliseum is a 3,900-seat multi-purpose arena in Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States. It opened in 1964 and is home to the Northwestern State University Demons basketball team. The arena also holds concerts and events. It was named in honor of the school's most successful basketball and football coach, H. Lee Prather, who served from the 1910s through the 1940s before becoming NSU President in 1951.
The arena hosted the Southland Conference men's basketball tournament in 2005–06. Loyola University New Orleans women's basketball player Keiva Council set the single-game scoring record in the building with 48 points in an 84–80 Wolfpack victory over Northwestern State on November 25, 2011.