West had 11 points and 12 assists, and Brison White scored 15 for Northwestern State (21-8, 15-3).
Demons coach Mike McConathy won his 573rd game, the most in Louisiana college history.
Nathaniel Mason's layup with 7:43 left got Sam Houston State (15-16, 8-10) within 63-61, but Northwestern State responded with a 13-2 run. Davis capped the run with a jumper and 3-pointer, extending the Demons' lead to 76-63 with 4:28 to go.
Sam Houston State scored two points in the final 2:15, and Northwestern State maintained at least an eight-point lead the rest of the way.
The Demons shot 50.9 percent (29 of 57) compared to the Bearkats' 39.7 percent (25 of 63).
James Thomas led the Bearkats with 16 points.
Gonzaga has signed California transfer Jordan Mathews to a financial aid agreement for the 2016-17 season.
Coach Gilmore on CWS win: 'It's indescribable' Coastal Carolina head coach Gary Gilmore reflects on his 21 years as head coach and is proud of how far the program has come.
Two late June events provided a great start on the 2020 class and a look at some new 2019 talent.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|