The Natchitoches Rotary Club enjoyed an overview of the NSU Men’s Basketball Program presented by Coach Mike McConathy, the coach with the most wins in LA college basketball history. After a 17-14 season last year he feels the team is ready for a return to the NCAA Tournament. He noted that the early schedule of strong competition, which includes 8 teams who made it to the NCAA Tournament, will best prepare the Demons for the stretch run when they enter the Southland Conference phase of their schedule. The challenge for the early season is to blend the seven newcomers with returning standouts Jalan West and Zeek Woodley among seven letter-winners back from last season. Finally, stressing the importance of academics, he spoke with pride about the national recognition that the team has received as well as the fact that almost 90 percent of the seniors in his NSU program have graduated. Last season, eight players had grade point averages over 3.0 in the fall semester. Coach closed with questions about the team schedule and invited everyone to come out and see the “new-look Demons.” For more information go to www.nsudemons.com .