Arkansas Selected To Host Second Straight NCAA Regional

Arkansas Selected To Host Second Straight NCAA Regional

Arkansas Selected To Host Second Straight NCAA Regional

The Aggies won three games in the SEC Tournament before falling in the semifinals to eventual champion Ole Miss.

Cofer averaged 6.9 points per game as a freshman, then played in only 11 games as a sophomore because of a season-ending ankle injury. But McDonnell didn't take long to sound an upbeat tone. Cofer and the school said they learned of the decision on Friday. Three of the Seminoles' four wins in Durham this week came in their last at-bat.

Texas (37-20) will open its 59th appearance in the NCAA tournament with a game against Texas Southern (27-26) at 8 p.m. on Friday.

It's the seventh time OSU has been awarded a home regional in program history.

"We were rewarding teams that finished well in their conference, whether it was regular season, tournament or both", he said.

"I'm not surprised. I don't really worry too much about that". I challenged and pushed these guys.

"We're thrilled", first-year coach Billy Mohl said.

The rough finish dropped OSU from potential host to one of the final teams in the field. "So they need to believe in themselves, they need to continue to believe in each other and stick together and keep doing what they're doing". "When you have a team that does that and you get another shot at facing them, of course there's going to be excitement in the air". Louisville and Texas Tech split a series at Jim Patterson Stadium in mid-March. The double-elimination regional also includes No. 2 seed Vanderbilt (31-25) and No. 3 St. John's (39-15). Four of his six hits went for extra bases.

Texas A&M is 15th in the latest RPI and in is 29th.

The other two teams in the Gainesville Regional will be Florida Atlantic and Jacksonville University. "For this team in particular, this is a fantastic accomplishment considering where we were at times".

One challenge in Lubbock will be the weather. "We're not anxious about redemption or anything like that, we're just anxious about going and taking it one pitch at a time and playing the best baseball we can". "But...a change of scenery is always good". Fifty degrees or 105? "This was good for us".

It was only two seasons ago that the Boilermakers won only two Big Ten games. He's hoping that experience can light a fire again. "We had a great year", Lee said. Stetson's a little bit of a surprise, but we're happy. I thought we played really well in the tournament. "We eventually got it". "But we feel like we've been playing tournament baseball for the last month".

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