LSU, UNC Wilmington baseball postponed until Monday at noon
BATON ROUGE - The LSU baseball team will wait until Monday at noon for their first shot at a Super Regional in 2015 and no one on campus is happy.
The NCAA informed LSU at 9pm on Sunday that, rather than start a second straight game past 10pm, the Tigers will face UNC Wilmington on Monday afternoon.
LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva didn't hold his tongue when speaking about the last minute and late decision.
"Regretfully, the game we were supposed to play tonight against UNC Wilmington has been postponed to tomorrow at 12 p.m. Now, you're going to ask me why. The NCAA made a decision. They didn't give me a reason. I don't have a reason, okay," Alleva said.
"There is a guideline that says that you are not allowed to start a game after 11 p.m. We could have easily started this game at 10:15 p.m. Frankly, it's a ridiculous decision. It hurts from the standpoint that when you're in the winner's bracket, you have a competitive advantage. That competitive advantage has been negated by this decision. It's sad for our team, and it's even worse for our fans. I feel so terribly bad for our 10,000 fans that all showed up here tonight and now have to go home. A terrible decision by the NCAA. Period. That's all I have to say, and if you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer them for you."
Monday's game will be televised by the SEC Network.
If LSU wins the Noon game, LSU is the regional champion. If UNCW wins the Noon game, the teams will meet again at 7 p.m. CT to determine the regional champion.