Texas is back in the field of 64.
After missing the NCAA tournament in 2016, Texas snagged one of the postseason competition’s at-large bids on Monday. Texas will be the second seed in a regional tournament hosted by Long Beach State. Joining the Longhorns and 49ers in the four-team field are UCLA and San Diego State.
Texas will play UCLA in its tournament opener at 6 p.m. on Friday. In March, the Longhorns swept UCLA in a three-game series that was played in Austin.
The 16 regional tournaments will follow a double-elimination format with the last team standing qualifies for a super regional. The eight victors in the super regionals advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
Texas is 37-22 this season. On Sunday, UT fell in the championship game of the Big 12’s tournament.
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