Tennessee baseball SEC Tournament preview vs. LSU: Live stream, game time, TV and radio info

After a 10-1 win over the Vanderbilt Commodores in a game that was delayed over 24 hours, Tennessee baseball will take on the No. 4 seed LSU Tigers in the third round of the SEC Tournament Friday. The Vols are the No. 1 seed in the double-elimination tournament.

LSU comes into this matchup on the heels of an 11-6 win over the Kentucky Wildcats Thursday night. This is the first meeting all year between them and the Vols, as the two never faced off during the regular season this past year.

Tony Vitello’s team remains ranked No. 1 across the board, and LSU, led by first-year head coach Jay Johnson, comes in ranked in the range of No. 16 to No. 21 depending on the service you go by. Here is all the information you need for Tennessee baseball’s next matchup.

Matchup
LSU Tigers
38-18
Tennessee Volunteers
50-7
Friday, May 27
9 p.m. ET
Hoover Met Stadium
Hoover, Ala.

Broadcast information

That 9 p.m. time is tentative, as things have already been delayed on a massive scale due to weather in Alabama just outside of Birmingham throughout the week. On the mound for the Vols to start the game Friday will be Chase Dollander.

Both of these teams are in the NCAA Tournament, but Rocky Top is playing for the No. 1 overall seed. Also, as the SEC regular season champions already, they’re playing to win both the regular season and tournament titles for the first time since they won them back-to-back with Todd Helton in 1994 and 1995.

Whichever team wins this game automatically advances to the single-elimination SEC Tournament semifinal Saturday. The loser will face the winner between No. 8 seed Vanderbilt and No. 12 seed Kentucky Saturday, the teams they both beat Thursday, to face the winner of this UT-LSU game in that semifinal matchup.

Other teams still in the tournament are the No. 11 seed Alabama Crimson Tide and No. 2 seed Texas A&M Aggies, who beat the No. 3 seed Arkansas Razorbacks and No. 7 seed Florida Gators respectively on Thursday. Tennessee baseball wouldn’t see any of those teams until the championship game on Sunday.