Texas' Patrick Mathis (33) celebrates scoring a run against UT Arlington with Ryan Reynolds (37) during a NCAA baseball game at Disch-Falk Field, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Texas returns to NCAA tournament with a trip to Long Beach State’s regional

Posted May 29th, 2017

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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.

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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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