Eight teams qualified for the post-season tournament which will determine the conference’s entry into the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament which begins the following week.
Nicholls State posts a 10-8 conference record and a 13-14 season record while Southeastern Louisiana is 7-11 in conference play and 12-17 for the season.
Tip-off will be at 5 p.m. CDT, with the winner facing No. 4 seed Northwestern State (16-13, 12-6 SLC) on Thursday, March 13, 2-14 at 5 p.m. CDT.
The winner will advance to the next round, playing No. 3 Sam Houston State at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2014.
The top four seed earned byes into the later round of the tournament as a result of their season records.
In 2014, No. 2 seed Northwestern State upset No. 1 seed Stephen F. Austin 68-66 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
The Demons lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament by the score of 79-47 to the Florida Gators.
SFA was invited to play in the NIT Tournament, losing in the first round to Stanford, 58-57.
The first four games of the conference tournament will be streamed live for free on the Southland Conference Digital Network.