On Deck: Mississippi State at LSU _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU coach Paul Mainieri speaks with Alex Bregman, left, and Mark Laird during a break in play against Mississippi State at Alex Box Stadium on Saturday. The Tigers swept the Bulldogs this weekend.

LSU (23-8-1, 5-5-1 SEC) vs. Mississippi State (20-12, 6-5)

WHEN: 1 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: Alex Box Stadium.

RANKINGS: LSU is ranked as low as No. 20 and as high as No. 9. Mississippi State is ranked as low as No. 13 and as high as No. 9.

STARTING PITCHERS: LSU, TBA vs. MSU, TBA.

TV: CST.

RADIO: WDGL-FM, 98.1 and LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates.

IN-GAME UPDATES: @DellengerAdv

PRE- AND POSTGAME COVERAGE: blogs.theadvocate.com/linedrives; theadvocate.com/sports/lsu/

WHAT TO WATCH: LSU will look for its first SEC series sweep of the season. It’s unclear who will start the game for the Tigers, but whoever it is isn’t likely to last long. Expect coach Paul Mainieri to use multiple relievers, treating the game as a mid-week contest.

IN THE HOLE: Lamar at LSU, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.