The Southeastern Conference Tournament could last a bit longer this year even after expanding the field to 12 teams last spring.
The league has been given permission by the NCAA Rules Committee to use the experimental instant replay rules during the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala., this year.
The experimental replay rule was in affect at the College World Series last year. The plays that are reviewable are deciding if an apparent home run is fair or foul, deciding whether a batted ball left the playing field for a home run or a ground-rule double, spectator-interference plays (only on plays involving home run balls) and deciding if a batted ball is fair or foul.
There were no instant replay reviews in Omaha, Neb., where Mississippi State advanced to the CWS Championship Series.
The SEC is the third conference to be approved to use the experimental replay rules during its conference tournament this year joining the West Coast Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference.
The SEC Tournament will be held from May 20-25 at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.