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Sunday Lafayette Regional Notebook

Sunday Lafayette Regional Notebook

LUCKY 13? Their 2-0 start to this Lafayette Regional obviously puts Mississippi State in ideal position to close things out. The Bulldogs are in the championship round with two chances at the championship against the afternoon survivor. But making this round doesn't mean any ticket to the super round is punched.

In their previous 33 NCAA Tournament appearances (either the District or Regional formats), Diamond Dog teams have begun 2-0. Eight of those teams went on to win their tournament, including the 2011 (Atlanta) and 2013 (Starkville) squads coached by John Cohen. Other squads beginning with two or more wins and taking the trophy were in 1971, 1981, 1985, 1990, 2001, and 2007. The four losses were in...

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