Sixteen regional host sites were announced last night, and the remainder of the field of 64 will be announced at 11 a.m. today on ESPNU.
NCAA tournament time is here, and how far the Rebels go will depend on their pitching. Last year that pitching was good enough with Bobby Wahl and Mike Mayers to win the first two games of the College Station Regional but wasn’t deep enough to finish the job.
If he’s on, Sam Smith can be very competitive for the Rebels in a third start.
The key, though, will likely be the bullpen, which was more competitive at LSU in the final regular season series and in the SEC tournament than it was in the days leading to the end of the regular season.
Mike Bianco is confident in his bullpen as the NCAA tournament arrives. If Ole Miss relievers are going to get the job done they will need strong innings from Aaron Greenwood.