Elon (1-2) had a 61-53 lead in the second half with just under 4 minutes to go, but went scoreless the rest of the way as Northwestern (4-0) resolutely rallied. Again in overtime, the Phoenix took the lead (67-62 on a layup by Elijah Bryant), only to go cold down the stretch. Demps also hit the game-winner Thursday against North Florida.
Northwestern got 21 points and four assists from Demps; Vic Law added 16 points, and Alex Olah chipped in with 12 rebounds. Tanner Samson scored 24 points for Elon, with Bryant coming through with 16 points, six rebounds and four assists.