LSU is headed to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for the Hattiesburg Regional as the No. 2 seed to open the NCAA Tournament, the selection committee announced on Monday afternoon.
I’m nicknaming this the “All-Gold Regional” because every team has some form of gold in their color scheme. LSU’s first game will be against the No. 3 seed Kennesaw State Owls (35-26) on Friday night. The Owls were the champions of the Atlantic Sun Conference.
The winner of the Hattiesburg Regional will play against the winner of the Coral Gables Regional. Miami is the host for that one. The Arizona Wildcats are the No. 2 seed, Ole Miss is the No. 3 seed, and Canisius is the No. 4 seed.
Looking at the full bracket, I would say LSU got a really favorable draw as far as their regional is concerned. Some of these regions are absolutely stacked. The Miami regional is one of them that has three really good baseball teams. The Gainesville and Louisville regionals are insane.
The No. 4 seed in the Gators‘ regional has a record of 42-17 just to describe how insane it is. Regional play is a double-elimination format and LSU has a great shot at finding their way to the Super Regional, at least.