Game 1 — San Diego State (42-19) vs. Mississippi State (37-22), 1 p.m.
Game 2 — Louisiana-Lafayette (53-7) vs. Jackson State (31-23), 6 p.m.
Game 3 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 1 p.m.
Game 4 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 6 p.m.
Game 5 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 1 p.m.
Game 6 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 6 p.m.
Game 7 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 6 p.m. (if necessary)
No. 1 seed UL-Lafayette
Overall record: 53-7
Conference record: 26-4 Sun Belt, first
The scoop: The Ragin’ Cajuns have the nation’s best record and are the country’s only team with 50 or more wins. UL-Lafayette carries the nation’s longest winning streak (10 games) into its 14th regional but only its second as host. The Cajuns won the Sun Belt regular-season title by a record seven games and swept four games to take the tournament crown.
No. 2 seed Mississippi State
Overall record: 37-22
Conference record: 18-12 Southeastern, tied for fourth
The scoop: The Bulldogs had their most successful SEC campaign since 1997 and are in the NCAA tournament for a 34th time. MSU advanced to the College World Series championship round last year before falling to UCLA 2-0 in the best-of-three final. If the Bulldogs win this regional, they could face Ole Miss in the super regional round.
No. 3 seed San Diego State
Overall record: 42-19
Conference record: 17-13 Mountain West, third
The scoop: The Aztecs beat host UNLV 4-3 in Sunday’s MWC tournament finale to win the title for the second straight year. The Aztecs’ 42 wins are their most since 2009. Their head coach — major league Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn — took a leave of absence in April as he battles mouth cancer.
No. 4 seed Jackson State
Overall record: 31-23
Conference record: 9-15 SWAC, eighth
The scoop: The Tigers went 0-2 in the Baton Rouge regional last year, including a 15-1 elimination-game loss to the Ragin’ Cajuns. JSU swept four games against teams with better league records to win the SWAC tournament, upsetting regular-season champ Alabama State 9-8 in the May 18 title game in New Orleans.