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
Florida State vs. No. 4 Georgia Southern, Alabama vs. No. 3 Kennesaw State,
Predicted Winner: Florida State
Louisville vs. No. 4 Kent State, Kentucky vs. No. 3 Kansas
Predicted Winner: Louisville
Vanderbilt vs. No. 4 Xavier, Oregon vs. No. 3 Clemson
Predicted Winner: Clemson
Virginia vs. No. 4 Bucknell, Arkansas vs. No. 3 Liberty
Predicted Winner: Virginia
South Carolina vs. No. 4 Campbell, Maryland vs. No. 3 Old Dominion
Predicted Winner: South Carolina
Ole Miss vs. No. 4 Jacksonville State, Washington vs. No. 3 Georgia Tech
Predicted Winner: Ole Miss
Louisiana-Lafayette vs. No. 4 Jackson State, Mississippi State vs. No. 3 San Diego State
Predicted Winner: Mississippi State
Florida vs. No. 4 College of Charleston, Long Beach State vs. No. 3 North Carolina
Predicted Winner: Florida
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.