Need a good reason to take Wednesday off? Tell your boss you are supporting the Cowboys. That should do it. The boys and girls beginning tournament play Wednesday in Katy, Texas.

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The #5 seeded Cowgirls take on #8 seed Northwestern at 11 a.m. The girls Championship game is set for Saturday at 1 p.m.

Then the #5 seed Cowboys take to the court at 5 p.m.to take on the 5 seed Nicholls State. The boys championship game is set for Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2. Tickets for all games are on sale now at the McNeese ticket office or by calling 562-4MSU. All McNeese games will air on Cajun Radio 1470 and cajunradio.com. The tournament brackets are below.

2013 SLC Women's Tournament Bracket:
First Round, Wednesday, March 13
Game 1 - No. 8 Northwestern State vs. No. 5 McNeese State, 11 a.m.
Game 2 - No. 7 Stephen F. Austin vs. No. 6 Central Arkansas, 1:30 p.m.Second Round, Thursday, March 14
Game 3 - Winner Game 1 vs. No. 4 Nicholls State, 11 a.m.
Game 4 – Winner Game 2 vs. No. 3 Lamar, 1:30 p.m.

Semifinals, Friday, March 15
Game 4 – Winner Game 3 vs. No. 1 Oral Roberts, 11 a.m.
Game 5 – Winner Game 4 vs. No. 2 Sam Houston State, 1:30 p.m.

Championship, Saturday, March 16
Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5, 1 p.m.

2013 SLC Men's Tournament Bracket:
First Round, Wednesday, March 13
Game 1 – No. 8 McNeese State vs. No. 5 Nicholls State, 5 p.m.
Game 2 – No. 78 Central Arkansas vs. No. 6 Sam Houston State, 7:30 p.m.

Second Round, Thursday, March 14
Game 3 – Winner Game 1 vs. No. 4 Southeastern Louisiana, 5 p.m.
Game 4 – Winner Game 2 vs. No. 3 Oral Roberts, 7:30 p.m.

Semifinals, Thursday, March 15
Game 5 – Winner Game 3 vs. No. 1 Stephen F. Austin, 5 p.m. (ESPN3)
Game 6 – Winner Game 4 vs. No. 2 Northwestern State, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN3)

Championship, Saturday, March 16
Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)