TCU pulled away with a 15-3 run to take its largest lead at 70-56 on Mike Miles’ 3-pointer with 3:57 left in the game.
Northwestern State trailed by 12 points in the first half, closed the deficit to six by halftime and opened the second half with a 9-2 run to briefly take the lead at 43-42. Nembhard's jumper ended the run and TCU never trailed again, but the Demons were back within 55-53 near the midpoint of the second half.
TCU hosts Oklahoma on Sunday to begin the Big 12 season for both teams.
NCAA tournament Bubble Watch: Michigan State has played its way into contention
On the outside looking in most of the season, Michigan State has played its way into tourney consideration.
Cockburn emphatically ices game for Illinois
Kofi Cockburn dunks it all over the Wisconsin defense giving the Fighting Illini the late large lead.
Beasley scores 18 to lead Montana past Idaho St. 59-58
— Robby Beasley III posted 18 points as Montana held on to beat Idaho State 59-58 on Saturday.
|Stephen F. Austin||10-1||0.5||14-3|
|Sam Houston State||11-2||0.5||17-7|