How I learned to stop worrying and embrace the diva receiver

Odell Beckham has been among the NFL’s most captivating players since not long after he first stepped on the field in 2014. His one-handed catch against Dallas that year elevated a promising rookie to instant stardom. NFL pregame broadcasts made a point of showing off his exploits during warmups, as Beckham made seemingly impossible catches look routine. As with just about anything...
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Northwestern State standout West reinjures knee

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) Northwestern State men's basketball coach Mike McConathy says guard Jalan West, whose highly anticipated senior season was wiped out by a left knee injury, has reinjured the same knee and may not be able to play in 2016-17. West, who averaged 20 points and 7.7 assists two seasons ago, initially hurt his knee in the 2015-16 season opener at Mississippi and...
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August 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Northwestern State overwhelms NAIA's Missouri Valley 105-79

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) Zeek Woodley and Bailey Walker combined for 43 points as Northwestern State dominated NAIA's Missouri Valley 105-79 on Saturday. Five Northwestern State players scored in double figures as Woodley had 23 on 9-of-14 shooting and Walker, who had 15 points in the first half, finished with 20. Sabri Thompson added 13, and Matt Killian and Ta'Jon Welcome chipped...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern St.-Baylor Preview

Baylor forward Rico Gathers told his teammates they were like David going up against Goliath prior to the Bears' first victory over a ranked opponent this season. Now 16th-ranked Baylor is most certainly on the other side of that analogy. The Bears will look to continue making positive strides and win their first seven home games for the third straight season Tuesday night against...
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Jalan West plays HORSE against school president

Over a month ago, Northwestern basketball star Jalan West acknowledged the fact that university president Jim Henderson had a basketball goal in his backyard. That started a friendly exchange of trash talk between the two that culminated in a Demon-style game of HORSE that involved lawn chairs and the president’s wife. College Basketball Talk shared the video of the friendly game...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern State tops McNeese State 96-89 in Southland

KATY, Texas (AP) Zeek Woodley scored 34 points, two off a career high, and fourth-seeded Northwestern State ran away from fifth-seeded McNeese State 96-89 to advance in the Southland Conference tournament on Thursday. Northwestern State (19-11) will face No. 1 seed Stephen F. Austin (27-4) on Friday in the semifinals. Woodley was 14 of 17 from the floor with three 3-pointers and...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern State rolls over New Orleans, 88-78

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) Jalan West scored 33 points and Northwestern State wrapped up a share of third place in the Southland Conference with an 88-78 win over New Orleans Saturday. 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...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Woodley, West lead NW State to 79-57 win over Nicholls

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) Zeek Woodley scored 25 points and Jalan West had 19 points and nine assists as Northwestern State rolled over Nicholls 79-57 on Monday night. West broke the school's assist record with 553, passing Ryan Bundey's 552 from 1994-98. Woodley became Northwestern State's only sophomore to reach 1,000 points in his career when he started the game with a 3-pointer. Nicholls...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

West hits late 3, NW State gets past New Orleans 87-84

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Jalan West hit a shot from just past half court as time expired in the first half and banked in a 3-pointer at the final buzzer to give Northwestern State an 87-84 come-from-behind victory over New Orleans on Saturday night. West finished with 36 points to tie his career high and Northwestern State (15-10, 10-4 Southland Conference) scored 53 points in the final...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Woodley scores 36; NW State runs past Central Arkansas 86-70

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) Zeek Woodley made 12 of 16 field goals and 10 of 11 free throws for a career-high 36 points to lead Northwestern State to an 86-70 win over Central Arkansas on Monday night. Tra'von Joseph had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Jalan West added 10 points and dished out 11 assists for Northwestern State (14-10, 9-4 Southland Conference), which has won six of the...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern State holds off McNeese State 75-72

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) Zeek Woodley and Jalan West combined for 35 points as Northwestern State held off McNeese State 75-72 in Southland Conference play on Saturday. Woodley and West scored the final six points to thwart McNeese State's come-back bid. Woodley, who was 8 of 13 from the field, had 18 points and West had 17 with seven assists and three steals. The Demons (13-10, 8...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin holds off Northwestern State 93-82

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) Ty Charles had a career-high 19 points and Jacob Parker made 14 in the second half to lead Stephen F. Austin to a 93-82 victory over Northwestern State in Southland Conference action on Monday night. Parker made 6 of 11 from the floor and totaled 16 points. Thomas Walkup also had 16 points with nine rebounds. Stephen F. Austin (20-3, 10-0) leads the country...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern State beats winless Central Arkansas 110-108

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) Jalan West scored 28 points with seven assists, Zeek Woodley added 26 with six steals, and Northwestern State held off winless Central Arkansas 110-108 on Tuesday night to win their fourth straight. Tra'von Joseph scored 15, Ta'Jon Welcome and Sabri Thompson had 10 apiece, and the Demons (12-9, 7-3 Southland) made 25 of 33 free throws. The Demons led 52-47 at halftime...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern State beats Southeastern Louisiana 88-73

HAMMOND, La. (AP) Zeek Woodley made all 11 of his free throws and scored 28 points and Jalan West added 23 to lead Northwestern State to its third straight win Saturday night, 88-73 over Southeastern Louisiana. Marvin Frazier scored 11 points for the Demons (11-9, 6-3 Southland), who hit 26 of 28 free-throw attempts. Woodley posted his 18th game of 20 more points in his career while...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

West, Woodley lead Northwestern State to 93-67 win

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) Jalen West scored 25 points and Zeek Woodley 23 to lead Northwestern State over McNeese State 93-67 on Saturday. West made 6 of 9 3-point attempts and led the Demons (9-9, 4-3 Southland) with eight rebounds and eight assists. Marvin Frazier and Matt Killian added 10 points apiece. Kevin Hardy led the Cowboys with 14 points. Jamaya Burr added 11 while Desharick...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Woodley has 25; Northwestern St beats Lamar 96-84

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) Zeek Woodley had 25 points to lead Northwestern State to a 96-84 win over Lamar on Saturday and give Mike McConathy his 600th career collegiate coaching win in 32 years. It was McConathy's 248th win in 16 years at Northwestern State. Lamar had been holding opponents to 66.8 points a game, but could not slow the Demons. The Cardinals stayed with NSU through...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern State comes back to beat Incarnate Word 103-101

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) Freshman DeVonte Hall took the ball the length of the floor and hit a short jumper with 0.3 seconds left to give Northwestern State a 103-101 come-from-behind victory over Incarnate Word on Saturday. Jalan West, who finished with 33 points, made six straight free throws down the stretch to give Northwestern State a chance to win. Incarnate Word led 98-93...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern State beats Houston Baptist 99-78

HOUSTON (AP) Zeek Woodley scored 22 points, Jalan West added 20 and five assists, and Northwestern State beat Houston Baptist 99-78 on Saturday in a Southland Conference opener. Ta'Jon Welcome scored 13 points and the Demons (6-6, 1-0) outshot the Huskies 57.6 percent to 48.3 percent and outrebounded them 31-30. Houston Baptist led 9-7 on a layup by Ricmonds Vilde, but Northwestern...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern State over Louisiana College 94-68

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) Zeek Woodley scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Northwestern State to a 94-68 win over Division III Louisiana College on Wednesday. Marvin Frazier added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Demons (5-6). Jalan West had 11 points and nine assists. The team sank 44.4 percent from the field, 73.9 percent from the free-throw line and outrebounded...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern St. 100, Campbell 86

Shamir Davis scored 25 points and Northwestern State posted a 100-86 win over Campbell Saturday. The Demons (15-12) got a career-high 19 points from William Mosley, who had 12 rebounds for a double-double. Mosley's four blocked shots give him 447 for his career, seventh-most in NCAA Division I history. He passed Ken Johnson of Ohio State, who ended his career in 2001 with 444. ...
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February 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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