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North Texas vs. Arkansas State: Mean Green Face Red Wolves In 2012 Sun Belt Conference Semifinals

North Texas faces Arkansas State Monday night in the semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.

The two teams split their regular-season meetings, with the Red Wolves pulling out a 75-72 home win on Jan. 7 and the Mean Green holding serve with a 76-64 win in Denton on Jan. 28.

In Sunday's quarterfinals, North Texas, the No. 5 seed, defeated the No. 4 seed Louisiana-Lafayette 65-62. Junior guard Brandon Walton was the hero, leading the Mean Green with 16 points and hitting the game-winning three pointer with 8 seconds left.

Arkansas State, the No. 9 seed with a 14-19 record, had the biggest upset of the tournament so far, defeating 25-6 Middle Tennessee State, the regular season champion.

The 6:00 PM game will be streamed online at ESPN3 while Tuesday's championship game will be on ESPN2.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.