The NCAA announced four SEC schools out of 16 host locations for the regional round games to start on Thursday, and Baton Rouge was not one of those locations as they did not pass the 2011 tournament.
But with the LSU hinting in some projections last week that they would miss the entire 64-man NCAA tournament field, it should come as no surprise that the Tigers are packed when in the field.
The only question is where. The four SEC locations – in Georgia, Arkansas, Florida and Ole Miss – can be eliminated because the NCAA will not place two teams from the same conference in a single regional association.
That leaves 12 other options. With history as a benchmark, the Tigers should not exclude a distant location. The Tigers last played in the Baton Rouge region in 201
Although LSU failed to win The SEC tournament championship game Sunday against Ole Miss, has more than likely done enough to make the field winning four elimination games over a five-day period in Hoover, Ala.
The tournament field will contain 33 large bids. The Tigers are listed on the realtime RPI list at warrennolan.com at # 34. Ten of the 33 pre-tiger schools are automatic qualifiers who would theoretically place the LSU in 24th place in the pecking order for too big a place.
So here are the 12 schools that could possibly accommodate LSU later this week: Clemson, Carolina Coast, East Carolina, Florida State, Minnesota, North Carolina, NC State, Oregon State, Stanford, Stetson, Texas and Texas Tech ,
LSU has the recent tournament history against Coastal Carolina, which beat the Tigers twice in a Baton Rouge Super Regional in 2016 and with Oregon State, who beat the Tigers on consecutive days last June to the College World Series final ,
In 2009, the Tigers beat Texas in a three-game national championship series.