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LSU second baseman Brandt Broussard (16), left, greets right fielder Antoine Duplantis (8) after Duplantis was walked home against Auburn, Friday, May 17, 2018, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.

WHO: LSU vs. South Carolina

WHEN: 8 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Alabama

TV: SEC Network

STREAMING: SECN+

RADIO: WDGL-FM, 98.1 (Baton Rouge); WWL-AM, 870 (New Orleans); KLWB-FM, 103.7 (Lafayette)

RANKINGS: LSU is the No. 5 seed in the tournament. South Carolina is the No. 12 seed.

RECORDS: LSU is 34-22, 17-13 Southeastern Conference. South Carolina is 28-27, 8-22.

LIKELY STARTERS: LSU – Fr. RHP Cole Henry (4-2, 3.26 ERA, 49.2 IP, 12 BB, 60 SO); SC — TBA

PREGAME UPDATES: theadvocate.com/sports

ON TWITTER: @whalexander_

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: LSU begins the Southeastern Conference tournament with a single-elimination game. It will move into a double-elimination bracket if it beats South Carolina. Part of the strategy of the SEC tournament is how and when to use pitchers. The Tigers have to win Tuesday, but they can't burn their whole pitching staff.


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