The 2012 Southland Tournament has reached the semifinal stage, as four remaining teams look to punch the conference's automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament. The quarterfinals was all chalk, with the top four seeds moving on with convincing victories. That should set up a compelling series of games at the Merrill Center in Katy, TX on Thursday.
In the night's first game, No. 3 Lamar will take on No. 2 Stephen F Austin at 7 p.m. EST. Lamar topped No. 6 Northwestern State, 76-69, while Stephen F. Austin routed Sam Houston State, 68-46. In the nightcap, top-seeded UT-Arlington will square off against No. 4 seed McNeese State. UT-Arlington dismantled No. 8 Nicholls State, 96-48, while McNeese State edged UT-San Antonio, 78-74, in overtime. All games will be broadcasted on the Southland Conference TV network. To watch each game, click here.