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LSU Lands No. 2 National Seed: Will Host UNC-Wilmington, Tulane & Lehigh in Baton Rouge Regional

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UCLA took the dreaded top spot over the Tigers, but the regional round is set and the Tigers are paired with Houston.

LSU Baseball

The early exit from Hoover may have cost LSU the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Baseball Tournament, but that might not be the worst thing, since No. 1 hasn't won the CWS since 1999.

It's the No. 2 national seed for the Tigers, with a chance for revenge in the Super Regional against Houston. In the meantime, UNC-Wilmington, Tulane and Lehigh will come to the box for the Baton Rouge Regional this weekend.

Regional Bracket

Tigers take on Lehigh at 3 p.m. on Friday. Also, obligatory:

Sad Greenie

Meanwhile, the Houston Regional sets up as follows:

Houston Regional

Not only a chance at revenge against the Cougars, but the possibility of a visit from ULL with Omaha on the line?

National seeds and first-round matchups are as follows:

National Seeds
1. UCLA
2. LSU
3. Louisville
4. Florida
5. Miami (Fla.)
6. Illinois
7. TCU
8. Missouri St.

NCAA Tournament First-Round Matchups
Friday, May 28

at Los Angeles, Calif.
2 Ole Miss vs. 3 Maryland, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
1 UCLA vs. 4 CSU Bakersfield, 10 p.m. (ESPNU)

at Lake Elsinore, Calif.
2 USC vs. 3 Virginia, 5 p.m. (ESPN3)
1 UC Santa Barbara vs. 4 Sam Diego St., 9 p.m. (ESPN3)

at Stillwater, Okla.
2 Arkansas vs. 3 Oral Roberts, noon (SEC Network)
1 Oklahoma St. vs. 4 St. John's, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)

at Springfield, Mo.
2 Iowa vs. 3 Oregon, noon (ESPN3)
1 Missouri St. vs. 4 Canisius, 5 p.m. (ESPN3)

at Coral Gables, Fla.
2 East Carolina vs. 3 Columbia, noon (ESPN3)
1 Miami (Fla.) vs. 4 Florida International, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)

at Dallas, Texas
2 Oregon St. vs. 3 Texas, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
1 Dallas Baptist vs. 4 Virginia Commonwealth, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)

at Tallahassee, Fla.
2 College of Charleston vs. 3 Auburn, 11 a.m. (ESPN3)
1 Florida St. vs. 4 Mercer, 5 p.m. (ESPN3)

at Gainesville, Fla.
2 Florida Atlantic vs. 3 South Florida, noon (ESPN3)
1 Florida vs. 4 Florida A&M, 6 p.m. (SEC Network)

at Baton Rouge, La.
2 UNC Wilmington vs. Tulane, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
1 LSU vs. 4 Lehigh, 3 p.m. (SEC Network)

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