OMAHA, Neb. — OK fate, we get the point. You like Mississippi State. No, you love Mississippi State, bananas and all. At least right now.

Let us count the ways Tuesday morning at TD Ameritrade Park.

The Bulldogs show up to play surging North Carolina in a College World Series winner’s bracket game that had been postponed from the night before. It’s raining. It’s supposed to do that much of the day. Flash flood warnings have been issued.

But the skies brighten, and the sun comes out.

The Tar Heels are on a roll, having gone 6-0 in the postseason and losing twice in the past 37 days – by a combined three runs.

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