NCAA Baseball's Tournament Field Now Set at 64 Teams

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Texas Tech and TCU were tabbed with the No. 5 and 6 overall national seeds. The second game of the Chapel Hill Regional on Friday will be the host Tar Heels (47-12) facing Davidson (32-24), winners of the Atlantic 10. The Regional will last through Sunday with games being played on Monday if needed.

StudentsUniversity of Arkansas students will have the opportunity to purchase $15 general admission Hog Pen tickets on a game-by-game basis. The Big 12 has sent multiple teams to Super Regional action in 13 years, including at least two teams in six of the past seven seasons. They have also reached the College World Series 22 times since 1974. That would be hosted by Louisville if the Cardinals win their Regional. TTU will meet DE on Friday at 2 p.m. CT, with Arizona and Sam Houston State also in the Lubbock Regional. Now, the Razorbacks have made a 16-game turnaround and won 40 or more games for seventh time in the last 10 seasons. The Huskers are making their 15th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, including its second straight appearance at-large berth.

Oregon State and Stanford are hosts from the Pac-12, and Texas Tech and TCU are home teams in the Big 12.

There was some concern whether FSU would even make the NCAA Tournament. IN is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time and first since 2015.

The survivor of this regional will advance to next weekend's Super Regional games that begin on June 9.

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Oregon State has been especially tough in close games, going 18-2 in contests decided by one or two runs.

"First of all, it's an honor and a privilege to be part of the 44", Hurricanes coach Jim Morris said, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The Cavaliers (42-14) and the Patriots (40-19) will play at 4:00 p.m. Missouri State was the national seed that season but a stadium conflict pushed the series to Fayetteville, where the Razorbacks won 2-1 to advance to the College World Series.

LSU is playing host to a regional for the 25th time in school history.

Format: 31 teams earn automatic bids (FSU, Florida Gulf Coast, Bethune Cookman among them); 33 at-large (Florida was selected on Sunday night).

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