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SEC Tournament review
Texas A&M defeated Florida, 12-5, in the SEC Tournament championship game last Sunday (May 29) in Hoover. The Aggies secured their first conference championship behind a dominant offensive performance, including five RBI from leadoff hitter J.B. Moss. Texas A&M also scored 12 runs in a semifinal win over Ole Miss and 13 runs the previous day against Vanderbilt. The Aggies won the tournament despite losing their first game to Vanderbilt.Florida knocked off LSU 1-0 in the other semifinal matchup, and the Gators previously eliminated Mississippi State, 12-2.

NCAA Regional Preview
Only seven SEC teams made the NCAA Tournament, but all seven received top 16 seeds in the tournament field. In addition, they all will host regional tournaments this weekend. Florida received the overall No. 1 seed and will host both a regional and Super Regional should the Gators advance.
Texas A&M, Mississippi State, and LSU all received national top eight seeds. The Aggies are fourth, the Bulldogs sixth, and the Tigers eighth. They all will host a Super Regional if they advance past this weekend.
Additionally, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, and South Carolina will host regionals this weekend. Upsets will need to occur in order for those three schools to host a Super Regional, but they are in position to advance deeper into the tournament.
Each regional is double elimination. Every SEC team should advance to the next round of the tournament, and there’s a slight chance all seven make it to the College World Series.

Regional matchups
Gainesville (Fla.)
Florida vs. 4. Bethune Cookman; Georgia Tech vs. No. 3 Connecticut.

Baton Rouge (La.)
LSU vs. No. 4 Utah Valley; Rice vs. No. 3 Southeastern Louisiana.

College Station (Tex.)
Texas A&M vs. No. 4 SUNY-Binghamton; Minnesota vs. No. 3 Wake Forest.
Nashville (Tenn.)
Vanderbilt vs. No. 4 Xa-vier; UC-Santa Barbara vs. No. 3 Washington.

Columbia (S.C.)
South Carolina vs. No. 4 Rhode Island.
UNC-Wilmington vs. No. 3 Duke.

Starkville (Miss.)
Mississippi State vs. No. 4 Southeast Missouri State; Cal State-Fullerton vs. No. 3 Louisiana Tech.

Oxford (Miss.)
Ole Miss vs. No. 4 Utah
Tulane vs. No. 3 Boston College.

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