The 2012 SWAC tournament continues on Friday with a doubleheader of semifinal games at the Garland Special Events Center in Garland, Texas. Friday's games will decide which teams will play in the championship game on Saturday and get the conference's lone invitation to the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
No. 2 Texas Southern takes on No. 6 Alcorn State in the first game of the day, scheduled for 2:30 p.m. TSU is coming off a 75-62 win over Alabama A&M on Wednesday. They will be hoping that Alcorn State is not carrying over any momentum from a 103-79 outburst against Prairie View A&M on Thursday.
In the second game of the semifinals, top-seeded Mississippi Valley State takes on No. 5 Arkansas-Pine Bluff. That game starts at 8:00 p.m. Mississippi Valley squeaked by eighth-seeded Jackson State, 63-60, in the opening round. Pine Bluff beat Alabama State by a score of 60-56 on Thursday.