Louisiana baseball regionals: How you can watch LSU, UL-Lafayette, Tulane's games, plus more must-know info _lowres

Louisiana Tech, Southeastern, UL-Lafayette, LSU and Tulane will all be represented in the 2016 NCAA baseball tournament. (Advocate file photos)

Mark 2016 down as a special year for Louisiana college baseball.

Five teams -- LSU, Tulane, UL-Lafayette, Southeastern and Louisiana Tech -- are all headed to the NCAA baseball tournament. That's just one shy of a record six Louisiana teams that went to the tournament in 2000, according to sportsnola.com. It's also the sixth time five or more Louisiana schools are in the field.

Now that the bracket is set, here's everything you need to know about the Louisiana teams...

Baton Rouge regional

No. 1 seed LSU

First things first...
When do they play? LSU opens with Utah Valley at 2 p.m. Friday. If LSU wins, it'll play Saturday at 7 p.m. vs. the winner of Southeastern vs. Rice. Click here to see the regional bracket with game times.
Game on TV? No TV. All games available on ESPN3.com, WatchESPN app, LSU Sports Radio Network. You can also follow along live with The Advocate here.
How's the weather forecast look? Wet. Showers and storms are "likely" Friday-Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
Need-to-know info...
Record: 42-18
How they got here: At-large selection
2015 NCAA tournament: Advanced to College World Series where they went 1-2.
The big arm: RHP Alex Lange (7-3, 3.56 ERA; 98.2 IP, 80 H, 39 ER, 45 BB, 107 K)
The power bat: RF Antoine Duplantis (.340, 84 H, 36 RBI, 107 total bases)
The season so far: After a sluggish 2-5 start in the SEC and a challenge from coach Paul Mainieri to win its final 12 games, LSU reeled off a 14-2 May to solidify its fifth straight national seed.

No. 2 seed Rice
Hailing from: Houston
Coach: Wayne Graham (25th year)
Conference: Conference-USA
Record: 35-22
How they got here: At-large selection
2015 NCAA tournament: Advanced to the Houston Regional championship, where it lost to UL-Lafayette.
The big arm: RHP Jon Duplantier (7-6, 3.06 ERA; 106 IP, 75 H, 36 ER, 41 BB, 143 K)
The power bat: SS Ford Proctor (.343, 70 H, 37 RBI, .480 SLG)
The season so far: Runners up in the Conference USA tournament, the Owls make their 22nd straight NCAA tournament appearance — the nation’s fourth-longest streak. Rice lost six of its final seven regular season games before entering the conference tournament.

No. 3 seed Southeastern
Hailing from: Hammond
Coach: Matt Riser (3rd year)
Conference: Southland
Record: 39-19
How they got here: At-large selection
2015 NCAA tournament: Were not selected
The big arm: LHP Domenick Carlini (7-2, 2.07 ERA; 91.1 IP, 69 H, 21 ER, 34 BB, 59 K)
The power bat: 1B Jameson Fisher (.437, 83 H, 66 RBI, .716 SLG)
The season so far: Named as one of the “last three in” to the NCAA tournament field, Southeastern lost to Sam Houston in the Southland Conference tournament title game, but has a win against UL-Lafayette and two against Tulane to its credit.

No. 4 seed Utah Valley
Hailing from: Orem, Utah
Coach: Eric Madsen (8th year)
Conference: Western Athletic Conference
Record: 37-21
How they got here: Automatic bid: Western Athletic Conference tournament champions
2015 NCAA tournament: Were not selected
The big arm: LHP Jackson Cofer (6-4, 3.93 ERA; 68.2 IP, 82 H, 30 ER, 48 K)
The power bat: Craig Brinkerhoff (.328, 67 H, 11 HR, 36 RBI, .564 SLG)
The season so far: The champions of the WAC tournament come to Baton Rouge for their first ever NCAA baseball tournament appearance. They are on a seven-game winning streak.

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Oxford regional

No. 1 seed Ole Miss
Hailing from: Oxford, Miss.
Coach: Mike Bianco (16th year)
Conference: Southeastern
Record: 43-17
How they got here: At-large selection
2015 NCAA tournament: Coming off the first College World Series appearance in 42 years, the Rebels went 0-2 at the Los Angeles regional.
The big arm: RHP Brady Bramlett (8-3, 3.14 ERA, 91 strikeouts in 77.1 innings)
The power bat: CF J.B. Woodman (.314, 14 HRs, 54 RBIs, 53 runs scored)
The season so far: The Rebels won 17 of their first 18 games, faltered at the start of conference play and recovered to finish 18-12 despite placing in the middle of the pack in pitching and hitting. Their best series wins were against Louisville and LSU at home.

No. 2-seed Tulane

First things first...
When do they play? Tulane plays Boston College at 3 p.m. Friday. If the Wave win, they'll play the winner of Tulane vs. Utah at 5 p.m. Saturday. Click here to see the regional bracket with game times.
Game on TV? No TV. All games available on ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app. You can also follow along live with The Advocate here.
How's the weather look? Wet. There's about a 50-50 shot of rain Friday-Sunday, according to the NWS.
Need-to-know info...
Hailing from: New Orleans
Coach: David Pierce (second year)
Conference: American Athletic
Record: 39-19
How they got here: At-large selection
2015 NCAA tournament: Played in Baton Rouge as a No. 3 seed, sandwiching a victory against Lehigh with two lopsided losses to UNC Wilmington.
The big arm: RHP pitcher Emerson Gibbs (6-3, 2.44 ERA, two shutouts) The power bat: SS Stephen Alemais (team-high .318 batting average, 14 doubles)
The season so far: The Green Wave won its first conference title in 11 years, taking the final two games of season-ending series against Houston to edge East Carolina for the top spot. The winning formula has been stellar starting pitching, excellent infield defense and the long ball (60 home runs).

No. 3-seed Boston College
Hailing from: Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Coach: Mike Gambino (sixth year)
Conference: Atlantic Coast
Record: 31-20
How they got here: At-large selection
2015 NCAA tournament: The Eagle went 27-27 last year and did not play in a regional.
The big arm: RPH Justin Dunn (3-1, 1.35 ERA, 5 earned runs in last 40 innings)
The power bat: 3B Joe Cronin (.278, 4 HRs, 34 RBIs)
The season so far: Key series victories at home over national seed Louisville and against regional hosts N.C. State and Virginia in the No. 1 RPI conference were enough for an at-large bid. This will be the Eagles’ first NCAA tournament appearance since 2009.

No. 4-seed Utah
Hailing from: Salt Lake City, Utah
Coach: Bill Kinneberg (13th year)
Conference: Pac-12
Record: 25-27
How they got here: Automatic bid
2015 NCAA tournament: The Utes went 16-36-1 and did not play in a regional.
The big arm: RHP Jayson Rose (8-5, 2.62 ERA, Pac-12 leading 102 strikeouts)
The power bat: SS Cody Scaggari (.328, 11 doubles, four triples, four HRs)
The season so far: In a remarkable transformation, the Utes won eight out of 10 conference series and beat Washington 21-7 on Sunday to win the Pac-12 championship outright. Their conference record was 25-94 in their first four years in the league.

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Lafayette regional (no TV; all games available on ESPN3.com, WatchESPN app)

No. 1 seed Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns

First things first...
When do they play? The Cajuns play Princeton at 7 p.m. Friday If the Cajuns win they'll play the winner of Sam Houston State vs. Arizona at 7 p.m. Saturday. Click here to see the regional bracket with game times.
Game on TV? No TV. All games available on ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app. You can also follow along live with The Advocate here.
How's the weather look? Soggy. There's a 70 percent chance of rain Friday followed by a 50-50 shot of rain Saturday and Sunday, according to the NWS.
Need-to-know info...
Hailing from: Lafayette
Coach: Tony Robichaux (22nd year)
Conference: Sun Belt
Record: 41-19
How they got here: Sun Belt Tournament champion
2015 NCAA tournament: Won Houston Regional in three straight games to advance to Baton Rouge Super Regional, where they lost to LSU in two games.
The big arm: LHP Gunner Leger (6-3, 2.08, allowed one ER and struck out 28 in last four starts)
The power bat: CF Kyle Clement (.355, .503 slugging, led Cajuns in hitting two straight seasons)
The season so far: The Cajuns were 12-9 in late March but won every weekend series from then on including eight straight Sun Belt series to catch season-long front-runner South Alabama and share the regular season title. UL-Lafayette swept four games to win the Sun Belt Tournament and enters the NCAA tied with Coastal Carolina for the nation’s longest winning streak (10 games).

No. 2 seed Arizona Wildcats
Hailing from: Tucson, Ariz.
Coach: Jay Johnson (1st year)
Conference: Pac-12
Record: 38-20
How they got here: At-large selection
2015 NCAA tournament: Did not play, first NCAA appearance since winning 2012 national championship
The big arm: RHP Nathan Bannister (9-2, 2.72, won six of last eight starts)
The power bat: RF Zach Gibbons (.385 for second in Pac-12, 39 RBI, went 10-15 in season final series at Hawaii)
The season so far: The Wildcats tied for third in the Pac-12 at 16-14 and had the most regular-season wins of any league team (38). Arizona won its last six games including a season-ending sweep at Hawaii, but lost three of its last four conference series to finish three games behind Utah, which won the Pac-12 (19-11) despite a 25-27 overall record.

No. 3 seed Sam Houston State Bearkats
Hailing from: Huntsville, Texas
Coach: Matt Deggs (2nd season)
Conference: Southland
Record: 41-20
How they got here: Southland Conference Tournament champion
2015 NCAA tournament: Did not play after making tournament field three times from 2012-14
The big arm: RHP Heath Donica (10-3, 3.23, 4 complete games, won two games in Southland tournament)
The power bat: CF Bryce Johnson (.347, 86 hits and 20 steals)
The season so far: The Bearkats swept the Southland regular season and tournament titles for the first time. SHSU was swept by the Cajuns in Lafayette to open the season but has won 10 of its last 11 games. Second-year coach Matt Deggs returns after coaching UL-Lafayette hitters in 2013-14.

No. 4 seed Princeton Tigers
Hailing from: Princeton, N.J.
Coach: Scott Bradley (19th year)
Conference: Ivy League
Record: 24-19
How they got here: Won Ivy League Gehrig Division, defeated Yale in best-of-three Ivy League Championship Series
2015 NCAA tournament: Did not play, first appearance since 2011
The big arm: RHP Chad Powers (6-3, 2.07, Ivy League Pitcher of Year, opponents hitting only .207 against him)
The power bat: 2B Danny Hoy (.317, 5 HR, .476 slugging, hit .403 in Ivy League play)
The season so far: The Tigers, coming off a 7-32 2015 in which only two Division I teams nationally won less games, went 13-7 in the Ivy League and won the final two games of the League Championship Series over rival Yale. Princeton, which played only 12 home games all season, started 2-7 but won 13 of its last 19.

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Louisiana Tech: Click here to read more about the Bulldogs' tournament berth.