LSU gets #4 national seed, draws J-State in NCAA opener

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lsu-football-logo-277×177LSU’s stirring extra inning win Sunday over Vandy in the SEC Finals apparently meant little for NCAA seeding.

The Tigers were given the 4th national seed, Vandy the number 2 national seed as the field of 64 was announced Monday.

LSU will play Jackson State Friday at 2 pm at Alex Box Stadium. ULL, the 2 seed, will play third seed Sam Houston State at 7 pm Friday.

The winner of the Baton Rouge regional will be paired with the winner of the Blacksburg, Virginia (Virginia Tech) regional in the Super Regionals.

9 SEC teams made the field of 64. The SEC teams that didn’t make the field were Auburn, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee.

LSU head coach Paul Mainieri said not being the number one overall seed was not important. “It doesn’t mean a thing to me. The number one seed hasn’t won the National Championship since 1999 so it is a little bit of a curse I think. I don’t think it really matters,” said Mainieri. ” The only thing it affects is what side of the bracket you will be on if you are fortunate to make it to Omaha. It looks like if we make it all the way to Omaha, Vanderbilt will be on the other side of the bracket, which could potentially set up a pretty neat final if we were fortunate to get that far and Vanderbilt was.”