The McNeese Cowgirls basketball team will start their defense of their Southland Conference title today in Katy, Texas. They are the #2 seed in the tournament.

The Cowgirls won the Southland Conference title last year and look to repeat that again this season.  The Southland Conference women's basketball tournament begins today with the Cowgirls up in the first game.

What time and where can you hear the game?The Cowgirls who are (23-7, 13-3) will be making its 13th overall Southland Conference Tournament appearance and fourth appearance under fifth year head coach Brooks Donald Williams.

The game will be today, Tuesday,  March 6th at noon and they will take on #7 seeded Southeastern Louisiana.  The pregame will begin around 11:45 a.m. this morning. LISTEN LIVE HERE

Here is how the tournament will play out:

2012 Southland Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas; March 6-9, 2012

Tuesday, March 6 – Quarterfinals
Game 1: No. 7 Southeastern Louisiana vs. No. 2 McNeese State, Noon
Game 2: No. 6 Texas State vs. No. 3 Sam Houston State, 2:30 p.m.
Game 3: No. 8 Nicholls State vs. No. 1 Central Arkansas, 6 p.m.
Game 4: No. 5 Lamar vs. No. 4 Stephen F. Austin, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 8 – Semifinals
Game 5: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 12:05 p.m. (Southland TV)
Game 6: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 2:33 p.m. (Southland TV)

Friday, March 9 – Championship
Game 7: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 7:05 p.m. (Southland TV)

Source---McNeesesports.com

So there is your bracket.  Basically if the Cowgirls win today, they will play again Thursday at noon and if they win that game they will play in the championship game on Friday at 7:05 p.m.

Lose and your out.  That simple.  So listen up and route the Cowgirls onto victory and their 2nd straight Southland Conference title!