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SEC Tournament Review

The LSU Tigers won their 11th SEC Tournament championship after defeating Florida, 2-0, in the championship game on Sunday (May 26). The Gators won the regular sea-son conference title but failed to generate any offense in the championship game last Sunday. Both the Gators and Tigers earned No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament and will host a regional tournament this weekend. 

Kentucky was eliminated by Florida on Saturday, 6-5, while Arkansas was eliminated by LSU, 11-1. Ole Miss and Mississippi State both were eliminated on Friday. 

NCAA Tournament Preview

Ten teams from the Southeastern Conference made the NCAA Tournament, which is the most ever for a conference. Five of those teams are hosting regional tournaments – SEC Tournament champion LSU, regular season champion Florida, SEC West Division champion Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and South Carolina. Alabama, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Arkansas and Texas A&M also made the tournament. 

Each of the 16 regional tournaments consists of four teams. Regionals are double elimination, and the winner of each one advances to the Super Regionals. LSU and Florida both are national seeds, meaning if they win their regional they are guaranteed to host a Super Regional. 

Baton Rouge Regional

LSU vs. No. 4 Southeastern Louisiana, Houston vs. No. 3 Bryant

Predicted Winner: LSU

Tallahassee Regional 

Florida State vs. No. 4 Georgia Southern, Alabama vs. No. 3 Kennesaw State, 

Predicted Winner: Florida State

Louisville Regional

Louisville vs. No. 4 Kent State, Kentucky vs. No. 3 Kansas

Predicted Winner: Louisville 

Nashville Regional 

Vanderbilt vs. No. 4 Xavier, Oregon vs. No. 3 Clemson

Predicted Winner: Clemson 

Charlottesville Regional 

Virginia vs. No. 4 Bucknell, Arkansas vs. No. 3 Liberty 

Predicted Winner: Virginia 

Columbia Regional 

South Carolina vs. No. 4 Campbell, Maryland vs. No. 3 Old Dominion 

Predicted Winner: South Carolina 

Oxford Regional 

Ole Miss vs. No. 4 Jacksonville State, Washington vs. No. 3 Georgia Tech

Predicted Winner: Ole Miss

Lafayette Regional 

Louisiana-Lafayette vs. No. 4 Jackson State, Mississippi State vs. No. 3 San Diego State

Predicted Winner: Mississippi State

Gainesville Regional 

Florida vs. No. 4 College of Charleston, Long Beach State vs. No. 3 North Carolina

Predicted Winner: Florida

Houston Regional 

Rice vs. No. 4 George Mason, Texas vs. No. 3 Texas A&M

        Predicted Winner: Rice 

Other regional winners predictions: Oregon State, Oklahoma State, Miami (Fla.), Arizona State, TCU, Indiana.

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