The top eight seeds and regional pairings will be announced during the NCAA's baseball selection show Monday at 11 a.m. on ESPNU. The Tigers had previously defeated the Howlin' Huskies in two out of three games in March, which included a no-hit performance by ace Casey Mize. Duke and Louisville are two-seeds in their respective regionals.
Texas A&M football lost 55-52 to Wake Forest in the Belk Bowl last December.
Hosting a regional or super regional gives a college baseball team nearly a 70 percent chance of advancing, per the NCAA.
University of Louisville baseball coach Dan McDonnell had a dejected young team on the bus and in the airport after Sunday's 11-8 extra-inning loss to Florida State in the ACC Tournament championship game. The SEC placed 10 teams in the tournament, including four national seeds. This is the first time the Bulldogs have hosted a regional since 2008, when the program made the College World Series finals. We've got Penn State, they're from our part of the country, they've played in Omaha, they've played in our regional, so we know how good they are.
Raleigh extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a two-run double in the first, and Florida State led 5-1 before Louisville rallied to take the lead, with Britton's homer making it 7-5. UGA went 37-19 at home and boasted a very impressive home record (24-6), which should inspire confidence for the Athens Regional. Game 2 loser, 10 a.m.
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The 6-foot-8 Cofer was a key player in the Seminoles' run to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament this past season. South Florida, Oklahoma State and Hartford will play in Deland.
"Throughout the season, we've been down and we've come back", Stowers said. "I don't know - did we win past year?"
Morehead State, which secured its NCAA Tournament bid with a dramatic championship game win in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament on Sunday, is headed to the Clemson Regional. They are paired with the Clemson Regional, setting up a potential All-ACC Super Regional.
It's the second straight conference title for Florida State and the Seminoles' third trophy in four years. No. 1 Texas Tech (39-17) and No. 4 New Mexico State (40-20) face off in the other first-round game.