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Ole Miss, Mississippi State will host NCAA Baseball Regionals

Mississippi's Will Golsan reacts to a call he doesn't agree with at first base during the third inning of a Southeastern Conference NCAA college baseball tournament game against Texas A&M at the Hoover Met, Saturday, May 28, 2016, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Mississippi's Will Golsan reacts to a call he doesn't agree with at first base during the third inning of a Southeastern Conference NCAA college baseball tournament game against Texas A&M at the Hoover Met, Saturday, May 28, 2016, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) AP

Second-ranked Mississippi State and 10th ranked Ole Miss headline a record seven SEC teams to host NCAA Baseball Regionals.

The 16 home sites were announced Sunday night.

For the 13th time in program history, the NCAA has selected Mississippi State as a host of an NCAA Baseball Championship Regional, the selection committee announced tonight.

The regional is set to begin Friday, with a pair of opening round games. Saturday and Sunday will also feature two games each, with an if-necessary game to be played June 5.

All times will be decided during Monday's NCAA Selection Show at 11 a.m. on ESPNU.

"To be chosen to host amongst a great field of participants is a huge honor. It's also a tremendous responsibility for our athletic department and its something I think we've done very well in the past," MSU coach John Cohen said. "We look forward to this opportunity and to seeing all of our great fans at the Carnegie Hall of College Baseball this weekend."

Mississippi State has previously hosted 12 NCAA Baseball Regionals, with the last coming during State's historic 2013 season, where the Bulldogs reached the College World Series Finals. Dudy Noble Field also played home to Mississippi State's 2007 NCAA Super Regional victory against Clemson. The Bulldogs have advanced seven of the 13 times when hosting postseason rounds.

For the seventh time in program history, Ole Miss (43-17) was selected to host an NCAA Baseball Regional. The Oxford Regional will begin June 3 at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field and will run through June 5 with play going until June 6 if necessary. The complete regional schedule with game times will be announced Monday. "We are excited to host another regional at Swayze Field in front of our outstanding fans," said Ole Miss coach Bianco. "To serve as a host for the NCAA Tournament is a terrific reward for our team's success this season. We look forward to welcoming three other teams to Oxford that will experience the best atmosphere in college baseball."

All seven SEC teams selected to host regionals -- Florida (No. 1), Texas A&M (No. 4), Ole Miss (No. 5), LSU (No. 7), South Carolina (No. 8), Vanderbilt (No. 9) and Mississippi State (No. 11) -- were ranked in the top-11 of the NCAA's official RPI rankings and all had more than 40 wins.

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